Supplements for cold and flu season

Supplements for cold and flu season

Are you confused about what supplements to take during cold and flu season to stimulate your immune system and potentially prevent respiratory infections?

  • Some strains of probiotics have proven effective for preventing colds and symptoms of the cold in children and adults.
  • There are a number of herbal medications that may be helpful for short periods of time in certain populations.
  • Zinc and vitamin D may be especially helpful in people who are deficient in these nutrients.
  • Even some essential fatty acids that are distant relatives to fish oils may benefit the immune system.
  • Additionally fish oils themselves may help decrease asthma symptoms in adults and prevent childhood asthma if taken during pregnancy.

Denise M. Kearney, MD, MS

By |2019-01-22T12:03:28+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Health Tips|Comments Off on Supplements for cold and flu season