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"Through a combination of tried-and-tested ingredients, delivered in a delicious gummy package, our Cold & Flu Support gummies have been proven safe and effective at reducing both duration and severity of common colds and the flu."
-Article written by Ethan Wood, CPT & Registered Nutritionist
Our common Cold & Flu Support formula contains immune-boosting vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C 1 and Zinc 2 .
We've also included Elderberry which is a nutrient & antioxidant-dense plant that is commonly used to treat cold & flu symptoms 3 .
Let's take a closer look at each of these ingredients.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that supports immune function and antioxidant defense. It may also have some effects on respiratory infections, such as the common cold and flu.
Several studies have shown that vitamin C can reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms 4 5 6 7 , especially if taken at higher doses (up to 8 grams per day) 5 .
However, vitamin C does not prevent colds for most people, except for those who are under extreme physical stress 8 .
Therefore, vitamin C supplementation may be beneficial for people who want to recover faster from colds or who are exposed to harsh conditions.
However, it is not a magic bullet or a preventive measure for everyone. More research is needed to determine the optimal dose and timing of vitamin C for respiratory infections.
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for immune function and various metabolic processes. It may also have some effects on respiratory infections such as the common cold and flu.
Several studies have shown that zinc can reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms 9 10 11 , especially if taken within 24 hours of onset of symptoms 9 12 .
However, zinc does not prevent colds or flu, and it may cause side effects such as nausea, bad taste, or mouth irritation 9 10 .
Therefore, zinc supplementation may be helpful for people who want to recover faster from colds or who have low zinc levels
However, it is not a miracle cure or a preventive measure for everyone. More research is needed to determine the optimal dose and form of zinc for respiratory infections.
Elderberry is a plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It contains various compounds that may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral effects.
It may also help modulate the immune system 13 14 . Elderberry is commonly used for the common cold, flu, and other respiratory infections 14 15 .
Some studies have suggested that elderberry may help reduce the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms 13 16 17 , especially if taken at the onset of illness 17 . However, the evidence is not conclusive and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness and safety 16 .
Elderberry may also cause some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, weakness, and dizziness 18 .
Therefore, elderberry supplementation may be beneficial for some people who want to relieve their cold or flu symptoms. However, it is not a proven cure or a preventive measure for everyone. More research is needed to determine the optimal dose and form of elderberry for respiratory infections.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
Because this product contains Vitamin C, Zinc, and Elderberry, benefits of supplementation may include 1 2 3 :
-Improved Immune Response
-Improved Heart Health
-Improved Wound Healing
-Reduced Cold Symptoms
-Reduced Flu Symptoms
-Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease
-Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
Are There Any Side Effects?
The ingredients found in this formula have been shown to be safe and effective for adults, yet some individuals may experience 19 :
If you experience any of these side effects, immediately discontinue use and consult your doctor.
How/When Should I Take This Supplement?
Due to the inclusion of Zinc, this supplement should be taken alongside a meal. Certain individuals report nausea or dizziness when consuming Zinc supplements on an empty stomach 19 . Time of day should not matter.
Gummies for colds, how could it get better than that?