With Flu season upon us it is not the time to prepare your body against the flu! Why wait for symptoms to hit and start taking supplements to help protect yourself from the flu bug with 3 simple supplements you can take daily. We can custom make a program for you to help you combat the flu this season! Just fill out the form below.
Zinc – A recent review of studies look at vitamins and minerals for colds and flu treatment showed that taking 70 mg of zinc helped improve health if taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms–which is why this mineral is a key ingredient in many throat lozenges. Another study found that the mineral reduced the duration and severity of colds. It is recommended that you take a 4.5 to 23.7 mg zinc lozenge every half hour. Be warned: excessive zinc can depress the immune system, so don’t exceed the recommended daily dose of 70 mg.
Probiotics –Solid data suggests microbes may play a causal role in a large number of ailments–and restoring the proper balance of these microbes is being shown to help with colds and flu, mental health and most recently biggies like diabetes and heart disease. Probiotics reduce the duration of cold and flu symptoms and increase overall immune activity. A recent study on older adults finds that certain strains alter the immune cell profile to more closely resemble those found in healthy, younger populations.
Vitamin C – Just because vitamin C may not reduce your chances of contracting a the flu, research indicates that it can reduce infection symptoms and length. In general, antioxidants help your body resist illness because they protect cells against harmful free radicals and oxidative stress. It is recommended that you aim for 2,000–6,000 mg of vitamin C daily in divided doses. Reduce the dose if digestive upset results. If you have a sensitive tummy, opt for the gentler Ester-C form.