Zinc and the Common Cold; It Works and It’s Worth it!

TuesMar28CI.jpgIN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is new research about using zinc during a cold, does it work and is it worth it?

MAKING CHANGES: Zinc is just one of several supplements that may reduce the length of your cold, or even prevent one from happening. Which do you take and which do you want to take?

FACT OR FICTION: today is all about the “mistake by the lake.” The nickname is not from the industry or manufacturing in the city, but something entirely different.


In The News

The latest study on zinc and the common cold was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 199 patients participated in a study using zinc lozenges to affect the length of a cold. The group was split into three randomized controlled trials to determine if zinc was modified by asthma, allergies, smoking, severity of symptoms, age, sex or ethnicity.

It turned out the zine was most effective for patients who suffered from allergies, but is also effective for those without allergies as well.

You may wish to try zinc lozenges the next time you feel a cold coming on to help reduce the length by about 3 days. Do not take more than 100 mg of elemental zinc per day and don’t take a zinc supplement daily because it can cause an imbalance in your zinc and copper levels.

SOURCE: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160706114903.htm

Daily Health Tip

Reduce the number of colds you experience each season and even all year round by taking precautions and staying healthy.

Making Changes

Zinc lozenges can be found at your local pharmacy or pharmacy section of the grocery store.

Consider getting sensible sun exposure to improve your vitamin D levels. If you take a vitamin D supplement make sure it’s vitamin D3 and NOT D2, which is associated with a higher risk of heart disease.

If you are taking a vitamin D3 supplement, you should also take a vitamin K-2 MK-7 supplement to reduce the potential development of atherosclerosis. These supplements, along with calcium from your diet, will help to build strong bones and teeth.


Daily Affirmation

My family unit consists of my biggest supporters. I know without a doubt that my family members have my best interests at heart. They understand my direction.

Relationships with family members help to keep me grounded in the midst of success. They remind me to stay humble even when I am doing well. That kind of support encourages me to be my best self.

Fact or Fiction?


Once known as the “Mistake by the Lake,” Cleveland is the largest city in OH and one of the leading industrial centers of the U.S. In 1831 a newspaper printer misspelled the name of the founder - Cleaveland - to Cleveland, and the name stuck. Although some believe the nickname was coined because of the misspelled name, most others believe it’s because of the high air pollution counts in the area related to their high industrial pollution.


Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team



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