Immune System Boosts

Vitamin C

A study indicates flu symptoms were reduced 85% when they took 6 grams of vitamin C as a one time loading dose, then 3 grams daily until symptoms are gone. Studies suggest that the antiviral properties of vitamin C are 10 times more effective when taken with iron.

Vitamin D

It has long been touted for its bone building properties but recently studies suggest it improves the immune system as well.

Elderberry
Found to alleviate flu symptoms 4 days earlier than those not taking it.

Ginseng
Used as a preventative, people who took it in a recent study were 30% less likely to catch a cold and for those who did catch a cold the average number of sick days were 11 compared to 16 in those who did not take the supplement.

Oscillococcinum
A homeopathic flu treatment that studies say reduce the length of illness.

Posted on August 23, 2012, in Nutrition. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Immune System Boosts.

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