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Common Cold Support

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. The term 'rhinovirus' literally means virus of the nose.

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The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. Rhinovirus literally means virus of the nose.

The common cold primarily affects the nose, the throat (pharyngitis), and the sinuses (sinusitis), occasionally involving either or both eyes (conjunctivitis.) Symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves. The primary method of prevention is by hand washing with some evidence to support the effectiveness of wearing face masks.

No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated. It is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to three colds a year and the average child contracting between six and twelve. These infections have been with humanity since antiquity.

There are natural health remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and propolis are beneficial in this.

Product Reviews

  • Excellent

    Excellent product that I have used for a few years. Got us back on track after being ill for about 6 weeks (I had forgotten about taking it and fell ill). I now take one a day and up the dose if I start to feel any signs of sickness.

    Felicity

    27/11/16

  • Well worth taking daily, feel better "inside"

    Since starting to take these probiotics, my "insides" have felt much better. I was adivsed to start taking probiotics and started with ones from the Chemist -nothing wrong with them - however these ones are much better and more convenient as they don't have to be kept in the fridge. Would have no worries in recommending them. Have even got my husband to start taking them (though he finds the size of tablet a bit daunting)

    Pauline

    15/10/16

  • Used for years and a very good product

    I've used this product for many years. The family don't take it as regularly as me (every 3rd or 4th day myself) but they all know if they feel a tickle of the throat coming on, or other signs of fever or bugs going around then we all immediately start taking it daily. Even if you've already have caught a cold, I think this helps minimize the adverse impact. By and large I (we) don't get many of the bugs going around, but the family is also eating nutritional food (and jucing) - you can't solve everything with a pill of course. Bottom line - there's always a bottle open and in use, and an unopened bottle ready to go. The kids have moved out, but come home and ...borrow some now and then.... It's like antiseptic cream, sticking plasters, immunofort is a thing you (we) just have available if needed.

    Emmet

    14/10/16

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