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Prophylactic oral zinc lowers common cold incidence in kids

Zinc supplemenation is linked to a reduction in incidence of common colds in children, new research in JAMA shows.
The authors noted however, that “there is no association between oral zinc and symptom severity, and the prevalence of adverse effects with zinc lozenges, such as bad taste and nausea, is high”.

Hobart naturopath recommends a simple zinc supplement taken after meals to reduce risk of nausea. The recommended adult dose is 20 mg daily.

Herbal medicines including the Auyrvedic herb andrographis is also very helpful both in the reducing the risk of the common cold or flu, but also in reducing symptoms. It needs to be dosed high and frequent. We recommend MediHerb's Andrographis Complex available from Gould's Naturopathica on prescription by a naturopath.

For chronic immune problems such as being very prone to getting a cold or the flu, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis or other infection, a more throrough treatment plan is required.

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If you are a patient of the Hobart Naturopath, you can purchase your Bioceutical products directly from the Bioceuticals website.

Step1: Go to the Bioceuticals homepage
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Step 3: Select your products.


Coriolus PSP

trametes versicolor turkey tailCoriolus PSP is a special extract of the spores from the fungus Turkey tail. It’s botanical name is Trametes Versicolor (also known as Coriolus versicolor, or Kawaratake in Japanes, or Yun-Zhi in Chinese). The medicinal plant part is the fruiting body.

The active compounds are known as polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK).

PSP and PSK have been investigated as adjuvant medicines during chemotherapy and radiation. Studies have found that these immune enhancing polysaccharides enhance quality of life of cancer patients.

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