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Food Supplements That Offer Strong Immunity for Preventing Flu

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:55 AM

Flu is one disease that affects many thousands of people every year. Until recently, both patients and doctors have been relying upon over-the-counter drugs along with other medicines to get relief from symptoms of flu, which include fever, body aches, and congestion. OTC drugs for flu work sufficiently well to treat the disease. Now, an inclination towards food supplements has been noticed. There is an increased awareness among public about alternatives to modern medicine, and more and more people are now using and suggesting food supplements to not only cure flu but also avoid its onset. The effectiveness of food supplements has been tested and it is found to be much better than using OTC drugs, especially in children.

Alternative flu remedies are safer!
Flu is a severe form of a cold in layman’s terms, but it can even turn fatal if timely treatment is not given. Since the disease spreads as a viral infection, the patient’s immunity plays a major role in fighting back the disease. Food supplements and other flu remedies target at boosting the immunity of the consumer. With a strong immune system, preventing the flu becomes easier. Besides providing strong immunity, there are other reasons for the increasing craze of alternate flu remedies. They can be consumed during pregnancy or if you have any other medical condition, combined with other supplements, given to children, and consumed for longer periods as compared to regular drugs for flu.

Some of the most popular and effective flu remedies are listed below.
Zinc: Present in fruits and vegetables, it is the main reason for strong immunity. For those prone to cold and flu, consuming food supplements that offer high intake of zinc (sometimes combined with other minerals) might be suggested to boost immunity. Varied salts of zinc are available.
Vitamin C: Regular and appropriate dose of vitamins and minerals is necessary to ensure strong immunity; however, vitamin C especially has helped in preventing flu and cold in people prone to being affected by weather changes. Also prescribed doses of vitamin C as supplements have been known to have reduced the duration of flu and cold symptoms. However, there is no evidence of its viability in treating flu completely.

Elderberry: This herb has been found useful in treating flu. It acts in two ways: first, it helps in the production of immune cells and second, it hampers the propagating ability of the infecting virus.

Ginseng: Different ginseng species are used differently and they most commonly help gain strong immunity. Panax ginseng is known to boost the effect of flu vaccine.

Preventing flu and even fighting it becomes easier with a strong immunity. So, having a balanced diet, doing regular exercises, and maintaining hygiene can be helpful in keeping the disease away. But, food supplements that boost the body’s defense mechanism are better, safer, and more effective ways that are being trusted today. They help avoid occurrence, which is always preferred over treating flu with modern medicines.

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Thousands of flu cases are reported every year and, hence, better medication options for preventing flu are being researched constantly. It's true that preventing flu is better than treating it. Surveys suggest that food supplements and alternate flu remedies provide strong immunity.
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