You feel it. That tingle in your throat. That itchiness in your eyes. That lone sniffle. That single cough. You are starting to get sick.
Instead of searching in your medicine cabinet or down the isles at your local pharmacy, try this supplement combination:
- Two 1,000 mg of Vitamin C (powder or capsules)
- Two 500 mg capsules of Echinacea or Goldenseal
- Two 500 mg capsules of L-Lysine
- One 20 mg tablet of Zinc
When you start to feel yourself getting sick, take this combination once every hour for three hours. Continue this for three days. The combination helps alleviate your symptoms and boost your immune system.
Vitamin C is not a vitamin the body produces. Because Vitamin C helps protect the immune system and battles viruses, it’s an important supplement to take when starting to feel sick.
Echinacea is a North American coneflower that was used as a herbal remedy by Great Plains Indian tribes. According to Lancet Infectious Diseases, the University of Connecticut performed a study and determined that echinacea decreases the length of the common cold.
Goldenseal is a perennial herb that was used by Native Americans for health purposes. Studies have found that goldenseal might help boost white blood cells and that it reduces the pro-inflammatory response — reducing symptoms during an infection.
L-lysine is an amino acid that cannot be produced by the body. It is involved in developing antibodies and has antiviral properties.
Zinc is a metal that serves as a micronutrient. Research has shown that zinc can interfere with the molecular process in nasal passages that causes bacteria and mucus to build. It has also shown that zinc has antiviral properties.
Would you take this natural route instead of over-the-counter drugs?