Which Cold Remedies Really Work?

Winter 2007 CSANews Issue 65  |  Posted date : May 22, 2008.Back to list

In its Nutrition Action Newsletter, the Centre for Science in the Public Interest takes a closer look at the effectiveness of popular cold remedies. As it turns out, the majority of so-called remedies do very little, if anything at all, to prevent colds or to reduce cold symptoms. These findings come from various studies of the following “therapies”: orange juice, vitamin C, Echinacea, Cold-fx, Multibionta and Airborne. Of these six remedies, only Cold-fx showed any promise of reducing the likelihood of catching a cold. For further information, visit the Centre for Science in the Public Interest website at www.cspinet.org/canada or click on www.cspinet.org/litigation/pdf/airborne_NAH.pdf.

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