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Does Echinacea help the common cold?

If you haven’t battled the symptoms of the common cold yet this winter, chances are that you will.  The common cold which is caused by one of a 100 different viruses, is the most prevalent infection that afflicts us.

For those who’ve looked at the old chicken soup remedy, there’s actually some scientific support that warm beverages themselves may provide some temporary relief from the common cold.

Recently, CTV News, covered a story about a recent study involving echinacea for relieving symptoms of the common cold.  The CTV News reporter noted that Echinacea is a commonly used natural remedy, but it may not be as effective as people believe.

The results of this study which were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine led to the following quote from CTV:

“Overall, patients taking echinacea reported that the duration of their cold lasted about seven to 10 hours less than those not taking echinacea, regardless of whether they knew if they were taking the supplement. The colds of the echinacea takers were also slightly less severe, but only by about 10 per cent.”

The lead author of the study was quoted as advising people to stay home, get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids to get over the symptoms of the common cold.

In a related article that I recently wrote, I reviewed ten common cold remedies.   As well, here’s a summary review of the potential efficacy of American Ginseng for relieving cold symptoms in the pediatric populations.

Dietary Supplements for Asthma?

Asthma is an exceedingly common condition which can have a serious impact on the quality of life for those who suffer from it.  Over 20 million Americans do suffer from asthma which can cause symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, nocturnal cough among others.

For those who suffer from asthma, there are some natural treatment options that you can discuss with your physician.  Three studied dietary supplements include:  magnesium citrate, conjugated linoleic acid, and coenzyme Q10 which have shown varying results and are often used along with conventional medication.

Magnesium citrate, in particular, has shown some promising results for improving asthma control and quality of life.  Many patients with asthma are also deficient in magnesium.

For conjugated linoleic acid, it has shown some promise particularly for those asthma patients who also have comorbid obesity issues.

Supplement Updates – Popular Posts

Not to leave out my main blog about dietary supplements, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular posts of all time at Supplement Updates.

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Low Vitamin D Level Tied To Cognitive Decline

From Web MD Health, two new studies suggest that older people with low levels of Vitamin D are more likely to suffer form cognitive decline.  If you’re following industry trends, Vitamin D has been the a hot topic among vitamins.  Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the large media networks have been discussing this vitamin.

Previously, vitamin D was primarily thought important only for preventing osteoporosis and maintaining healthy bones. New research is focusing on its role in preventing cancer, cognitive decline, and cardiovascular disease among other areas of research.

Amie Peterson, M.D., was recently quoted by Web MD:

But vitamin D also seems to have anti-inflammatory effects that may help keep blood vessels healthy, ensuring nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood flow to brain cells, says Amie Peterson, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

In addition, the presence of vitamin D receptors throughout the brain suggests that it may directly affect brain tissue…

In a previous study cited by NutraIngredients USA, they noted that low levels of Vitamin D may be causing 37,000 premature deaths among Canadians.

“The results of this study strongly suggest that the personal and economic burden of disease in Canada could be significantly reduced if the mean serum 25(OH)D level was increased from its current level of 67 nmol/L to the optimal level of 105nmol/L,” wrote the researchers.

Expect revised guidelines on the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D to be announced soon.