Tackling Colds & Flu

As the colder days emerge, we begin to fear the possibility of catching a dreaded cold or flu, there always seems to be someone sniffling threatening us with their germs.

Colds and flus are viral and generally must run their course. Both have similar symptoms although the flu virus is far more serious and less common than the common cold. A number of viruses can cause a cold but only influenza causes the flu. The flu vaccine can help prevent the flu but unfortunately, as yet there is no preventative vaccine or treatment to stop us catching a cold. There are however some steps which are believed to help reduce the risk of colds and flus including:

  1. Keep hands clean by thorough and frequent washing with soap. Alternatively use a hand sanitizer spray or liquid dispenser. Pharmacies stock these in convenient pocket or handbag sizes.
  2. Minimise the risk of infection by keeping a distance i.e. minimum of 6ft from those with cold and flu symptoms or use a face mask.
  3. Take Vitamin C. Recent research shows that Vitamin C has significant anti viral properties. This is where Beeline plays an important role.

Read about some of the important cold and flu vitamins.

Reach for Beeline when Colds and Flu Threaten

Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body for any length of time. It is an immune booster which can reduce the risk of catching a cold or flu virus. Beeline’s best selling Vitamin C + Zinc effervescent tablet makes an easy to take, orange flavour drink with double action Vitamin C + Zinc properties. Each glass contains the equivalent of 20 pressed oranges, with 1000mg of Vitamin C, helping to replace Vitamin C lost through cold and flu and to speed recovery through supporting the immune system, with Zinc 15mg to help to combat cold and flu and speed up the healing of infections.

Available from our Vitamin range is our Vitamin C effervescent tablet which makes a sparkling drink providing 500mg of Vitamin C – the ideal way to replace Vitamin C lost through colds and flu. Taken daily this is fast acting once it reaches your digestive system and is 100% available to your body, not only that, it’s made from gluten free ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians.

Also available is Vitamn C 550mg & Zinc 10mg Time Release Tablets. This is a breakthrough formula as it utilises Sustained Release technology which ensures the gradual release of nutrients throughout the day.

If you’re already feeling a little under the weather try Beeline Elderflower + Vitamin C + Zinc effervescent tablets. Elderflower is an under rated supplement. It is very much an ingredient in traditional medicines worldwide due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and is most commonly used for colds and flu. One a day makes a lovely citrus flavoured, sparkling drink. It’s triple action formula helps reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu – a great way to boost your immune system.

Prefer a chewable tablet? Beeline has developed chewable Zinc, an orange flavoured tablet with Zinc and added Vitamin C and Elderflower. Not only does it help boost your immune system but this chewable tablet soothes irritated and sore throats.

Check out our related articles about vitamin C, vitamin B benefits, Apple Cider Vinegar benefits and our run down on vitamin D.