April 14, 2019
Peak season for common colds are the winter and spring. A sore throat and running nose are often the first signs of a cold coming on, followed by sneezing and coughing. Nobody wants to be that person in bed with a fistful of tissues gazing out at the blue sky and sunshine. That’s the opposite of fun!
Next time you sense a cold coming on, try attacking it with zinc. Zinc is the most common mineral found in your body and is used to help produce white blood cells, which fight infection. According to the Mayo Clinic, taking a zinc supplement shortly after the onset of a cold may shorten the length of it. It can help to boost your immune system and metabolism. It also fosters the healing of wounds and is important for maintaining a strong sense of taste and smell. It’s not intended as a long-term supplement, but one that should be taken as required.
We are now offering New Chapter’s amazing organic Zinc Food Complex tablets, which consist of fermented zinc and include copper to offset the potential of copper deficiency. New Chapter's Zinc Tablets only contain 15 mg of zinc, which is 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of zinc. (This is in line with the Mayo Clinic’s suggestions of daily allowances and avoids the higher doses, which can cause the copper deficiency). The tables are taken once daily and can be taken anytime, even on an empty stomach.
Whole food cultured Zinc means it’s cultured in live probiotics. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria found naturally in fermented foods such as yogurt, tempeh, kefir, and sauerkraut. By culturing vitamins and minerals in a probiotic matrix of fermented organic soy, fruits, and vegetables, we create whole-food complexes that the body can easily recognize and digest because they’re food. New Chapter has a great video that talks about the benefits of the fermentation process used in their zinc and other products. Check it out here.
As a bonus, Zinc is also great for our skin. It supports skin resilience and helps maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes.
Note that The Mayo Clinic cautions against using nasal zinc sprays, as they can actually cause a loss of smell and taste. Stick to taking zinc orally when you need it.
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