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Cure for the Common Cold?


#1

I'm sick with a brutal cold. I haven't been to the gym in nearly a week and I've missed 3 days of work so far.

I'm getting sick of being sick!

Anyone have any advice or what to take/do to get rid of this thing?

I've heard that echinacea is good, but only PRIOR to having the cold, so it's kinda useless once you have it and in mid-stream with it.

I've also heard Cold-FX is great, but again, only good at the first sign of the cold.

This is brutal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

/sigh


#2

rest. water. eat. repeat.

while i'm not gonna tell you that "vitX" will cure you, it seems as though vit C, D, and zinc help to support a healthy immune system. make sure you have adequate amounts of those three, but mega-dosing them probably won't do much.


#3

I don't know if this really helps but when I'm sick I take Alpha Male and loads of ZMA spread through the day and lots of water lots of sleep.


#4

Nasal irrigations with a neti pot filled with warm water,a teaspoon of sea salt,and a teaspoon of colliodal silver works well for me. Do this am&pm. Cuts the duration down to 2 days usually.


#5

Check out the thread "Laroyal's Return to Powerlifting" Laroyal gives an extensive outline of how to relieve yourself of a cold very quickly.


#6

More rest, be happy, cut out sugars and alcohol and don't forget to KEEP EATING (not cut back as most sick people do).

And "the common cold" is a total misnomer. There is no way a cold is caused by the SAME bug in everyone or every year. A cold is just a loose term for a series of symptoms that are fairly mild.