The long, dreary winter months are often punctuated by long, dreary colds.You try and avoid illness by keeping your hands clean and by stocking up on vitamin C, but still you still somehow wind up ill.
You should try taking zinc. Zinc, of course, is an essential mineral that can only be obtained through diet. Zinc has been known to help with prostate, vision, reproductive and intestinal health, and it has also been found to boost the immune system.
The Cochrane Review evaluated 15 scientific studies that had collected data from over 1,300 test subjects. The review determined that zinc consumption seemed to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. People who took zinc were also less likely to get colds in the first place.
Although most people get adequate zinc from their diets. Those over the age of sixty might not be getting enough. According to the NHANES III data “35%–45% of adults aged 60 years or older had zinc intakes below the estimated average requirement.”
Because prostate issues become more likely with age, ReAssure SP might be the best supplement you can buy if you’re over the age of sixty. It contains 15 mg of zinc per capsule (100% RDA) as well as lycopene, saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil, everything you need to ward off colds and stave off prostate issues.