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One Essential Remedy for Winter Colds and Flu

One Essential Remedy for Winter Colds and Flu | Mr Vitamins
For those who suffer frequently from colds and flu, winter isn’t exactly the most comfortable time of the year. Every year in winter, we often hear news stating that ‘this flu season will be the worst ever’, which is never good news, especially for those who are prone to catching colds and flu. Fortunately, there is an array of effective herbs found in nature that can help us during the flu season.

Elderberry for colds and flu

Elderberry is one such special fruit that may help relieve flu symptoms, including aches pain and fever, and may also reduce the duration of colds. It appears that chemicals in elderberries may help ease nasal congestion by reducing swelling in the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and sinuses. Elderberries have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, and antiviral thus easing the symptoms of colds and influenza. They also increase sweating and this in itself can aid in shortening the length of time you are debilitated.

Studies confirm Elderberry's effectiveness

Studies confirm that Elderberry is effective against the most common influenza A virus. The Influenza B virus is less virulent than A, but a study showed that Elderberry reduced the duration of the flu to 2 days in 93% of users. Those who took a placebo, by contrast, suffered for 6 days. Another study on the treatment of Both Influenza A and B viruses showed that Elderberry taken within the first 24 hours of the onset of symptoms reduced the duration and severity of the flu.

Vitamin C and Zinc have a part to play

Vitamin C has long been heralded as the vitamin of choice when it comes to supporting normal immune function, whilst the mineral Zinc can also play an important role in helping to maintain healthy immunity. These both offer additional support during the winter season.

Mr Vitamins recommends

Check our Naturopaths recommendations for vital supplements to support your immune system and get relief for cold and flu symptoms fast... Immune Supplements

Thompson's Cold and Flu ReliefThompsons Cold and Flu Relief

The good news is that you can find natural Elderberry together with Vitamin C and Zinc in Thompson’s Cold and Flu Relief in a convenient tablet form. Find out more and shop online for Thompson's Cold and Flu Relief here

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