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Different causes of the common cold and viruses
The common cold and virus season lasts from fall to spring in the northern hemisphere, giving us a long window of time to catch the dreaded cold.
So what causes us to get sick?
- Exposure to illness
- Increase stress which reduces immune system
- Poor diet: remember sugar impairs the immune system!
- Environmental concerns with blowing dust and mold which will reduce immune system
What to do when you have a common cold or Virus?
- Increase fluids like bone broth or high quality chicken & vegetable stock
- Drink herbal teas like Peppermint, Echinacea, Chamomile, Ginger or Elderberry
- Minimize sugar intake - even fruit sugar!
- Try taking tepid bath to reduce fevers
Along with these remedies, I have a few supplements below that I recommend. Note that Vitamin D3 and Coryza Forte are must haves - the rest are dependent on the symptoms that you have.
Coryza Forte - Progressive labs
Coryza Forte is a formula that is created to treat upper respiratory infections. By promoting the drainage of congested tissue, supporting the immune system, and stimulating the body's defense mechanisms.
This supplement is a must have for the common cold and viruses.
NOTE: Coryza Forte does contain bee pollen - do not take if you are allergic to bees.
Vitamin D3 5000 - biospec nutritionals
This high quality Vitamin D is a must have for immune support. Research shows that Vitamin D can decrease the chance of getting a cold, as well as reduce the duration of common colds. Taking this once a day is a great step towards a healthy life!
Need more symptom specific supplements?
Other great supplements I recommend are:
- Zinc Lozenge + Elderberry Chewable - DaVinci Labs
- Zinc Glycinate - Nordic Naturals
- Oscillococcinum - Boiron Homeopathics
- Echinacea/Gold Propolis Throat Spray - Gaia Herbs
All of these and more can be found in my FullScript Dispensary. Click the button below to view and purchase!