The only supplement that helps to protect against viruses

The only supplement that helps to protect against viruses

Contrary to what doctors used to say (that the best way to strengthen your immunity is to get a lot of vitamin C), now zinc is probably the best supplement, at least to prevent colds. It is believed that this mineral may have contributed to how rhinoviruses multiply.

A study has proved that patients that were given a pill of zinc were getting better quicker and they were suffering from weaker symptoms of colds.

Zinc (Zn) is a trace mineral that is essential to our body’s cells. Deficiency of zinc may affect T-lymphocytes and other immune cells. It is recommended to get 15-25 mg of zinc daily. If you get a higher dose, it may have the opposite effect.

At the same time, more than one study have confirmed that the effectiveness of vitamin C is just a myth and it cannot do much to protect against colds. For instance, one study, that has involved 11.3 thousand people have shown that vitamin C has no effect on the intensity of cold symptoms or duration of the disease. Overdose of vitamin C (more than 2,000 mg) may cause kidney problems.


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