Naturopaths and other Natural Therapists have been emphasizing the importance of the Natural Product Zinc, in Supplement Dose, due to the lack of zinc found in our soils now.
While this latest study adds strength to the argument that zinc may be an effective treatment for the common cold, Dr. Singh added the caution that more study was needed and that not enough was yet know about what the optimum formulation, dosage or duration of treatment may be. She also noted that the studies covered in her review only included healthy individuals and that further research needed to be undertaken on particular groups. She added that “it would be interesting to find out whether zinc supplementation could help asthmatics, whose asthma symptoms tend to get worse when they catch a cold.”
In the field of natural medicine however, asthma and the common cold are completely different conditions and their original cause of the condition differ. Zinc doesn’t pretend to be a natural cue for asthma, only the common cold!
Regular intake of zinc is important because it is not stored in the body. If you or your children suffer from colds, it may be worth taking zinc supplements as recommended by a health care practitioner at A Natural Self Naturopathy Clinic.