Friday, December 14, 2012

Vitamin C and Zinc for the Common Cold

Tis the season for many of us to start getting the sniffles, cough, and sore throats so I thought this would be the time to help others help themselves to getting better. 

Whether you are working or not we all come into contact with people so our chances of catching the common cold or flu is something hard to hide from.  What is not commonly known is that both Vitamin C and Zinc can work together to boost your immune system. Vitamin C and Zinc can be taken in larger dosages during an illness and excess of either will be voided(exited) from the body.  

Vitamin C with a cold or flu is best taken in the morning and noon after a meal as to not upset the stomach.  To fight an illness 2,000 mg in the morning and noon along with drinking orange juice will kick start you to getting better. 

Zinc can be taken morning, noon, and night after a meal. A suggestion of three 50 mg of Zinc after a meal during illness speeds up healing.

Vitamin C sources are fruits, broccoli, potatoes , green peppers, spinach, cabbage, and those are just to name a few.

Zinc is a Mineral and food sources for it are seafood, beef, whole grains, soybeans, lentils, chicken, and mushrooms to start.

My hope is that you add to your daily regimen Vitamin C (1,000 mg) at least and Zinc (50 mg) to help you stay healthy. 

It is always good to consult a physician or naturopathic doctor when starting anything new or if you have questions. 

The information that I have just given you is out of my book "Nutrition Made Simple" which is very reader friendly and a great resource for all.

Hoping that you all have a wonderful holiday and share this information with your friends, co-workers, and relatives so that we all can stay healthier!

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