It happens in a hurry. That holiday high you’ve been riding quickly fades away. Suddenly you’re left with the cold, dark days of January.
And after spending the past month or so running on nothing but fumes, Christmas cookies, and caffeine, your poor overworked immune system is plum tuckered out.
That’s the danger zone. Now is when a virus has a chance to strike fast and make you sick.
Ask anyone in the mainstream how to beat a nasty winter cold, and they’ll give you the usual spiel about getting plenty of sleep and keeping up your fluids.
And sure, you DO need to sleep more and drink lots of water. But to beat this thing fast – to get over the cold and back on your feet – you need more.
The mainstream will prattle on about how there’s “no cure for the common cold.” And that may be TECHNICALLY true.
But whether you call it a “cure” or not, when you drive away this virus so fast you never end up battling the worst of those miserable cold symptoms the results are the same.
So keep reading for my “as good as a cure” plan.
To kick your cold to the curb, think zinc
The cold virus is notorious for replicating quickly. That means the only way to fight it is to arm your immune system to move even faster.
Zinc can help you do just that. One report revealed how the mineral can help you get over the infection THREE TIMES more effectively.
The analysis of three studies from the University of Helsinki found that 70 percent of patients who took 80 to 92 mg per day of zinc acetate were over their cold within five days or less.
While just 27 percent of folks on a placebo recovered in that time.
Stock up NOW to get back on your feet faster
If you want to maximize the effectiveness, go out and get some zinc lozenges now, BEFORE you come down with a cold.
Look for a zinc acetate lozenge. Other forms may work, too, but weren’t included in this study. Also, check the label for ingredients other than zinc. The fewer, the better. And the Helsinki researchers warn that formulas that use binders, such as citric acid, may not work the same way.
Check the dosages carefully, so you know how much is in each lozenge and start taking them at the very first sign of trouble (that’s why you need to stock up now, so you’re ready when a cold strikes). Set aside enough lozenges to equal 80-90 mg per day – don’t go over 100 – and suck on them throughout the day.
Some folks complain about the taste of zinc lozenges. But honestly, a bit of an unpleasant taste seems like a small price to pay to get rid of a cold three times faster.