So I work with kids so feel like I'm constantly catching every cold and illness. I have been pretty lucky to not be sick a while but now it's hit me bad.
So what is the best vitamins to take
The list I've been told is
-olive leaf extract
So what helps you? Obviously not wanting to take every vitamin under the sun but none really seem to help too much to prevent it
I know I can't do too much now while sick except to rest and drink fluids but wanting to know what works for YOU best to best prevent illness
I try and eat healthy, lots of fruit and veg
I exercise daily
Getting enough sleep lately
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19-07-2014 10:08 #1
Cold remedies/what vitamin?
19-07-2014 10:16 #2Senior Member
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I'm not sure if I really believe taking natural remedies helps but my Mum takes Esberitox every day during cold and flu season and rarely gets sick. She was recommended it by her friend who has been taking it every winter for years and swears by it.
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19-07-2014 10:18 #3
If I start to get a sore throat I mix about a 1/4 tsp cinnamon with a tsp of honey and eat it. Do this 2-3 times a day and usually within a day or 2 the sore throat is gone and I don't get any worse.
Once I have a cold, I make a hot drink with lemon, honey, and cinnamon which I find really helps sore throats and coughs.
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19-07-2014 10:25 #7
My naturopath says our family should get enough vitamins and minerals from our diet but we do add:
Vitamin C - you really can't get enough! Even eating 7 fruit and veg a day you will get about 300mg so we take another 500mg tablet in winter ( up to 1000mg is still considered quite safe ) and it can't be stored in your body so you need it daily
Vitamin D - we also take fish oil daily , immune boosting vitamin D plus omegas
DS also has a pro biotic daily
We also cook a lot with ginger, garlic and fresh herbs and eat a mix of raw and cooked veggies - touch wood none of us have been sick this winter yet
19-07-2014 10:42 #8
Thanks yes I've been doing the vitamin C daily on top of diet but guess not enough haha!!
Thanks will look into vitamin D too
19-07-2014 11:41 #9
On of the best fruits is Kiwis (gold or green). They have more vitamin C than an orange, more potassium than a banana & about 50 more things I can't remember right now. If I'm feeling a cold coming on I always eat loads & seem to usually get by.
19-07-2014 12:41 #10
Gold kiwis have 30mg more vitamin c (90mg) than the green ones (60mg)
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