Trying to dodge winter colds and flu? With the right supplements, you can protect
yourself-while reducing your risk of other health hassles as well. Try:
1)N-acetylcysteine if your HDLs are low. Also known as NAC, this amino acidified compound boosts your immune system by taming inflammatory substances. It works so well say Italian researchers, taking 1,200mg. daily can reduce your odds of getting sick by 58%. BONUS: NAC nourishes and strengthens liver cells, raising
their production of "good" artery-clearing HDL Cholestrol as much as 16%.
2)Olive leaf if your blood pressure is high. Taking 1,000mg of olive leaf extract daily revs your production of anti-viral proteins,helping to quickly destroy the viruses
behind cold,flu and 40 other diseases say Stanford University researchers. BONUS:
The same daily dose can trim your blood pressure 11 points.
3)Siberia ginseng if your feeling blue. This healing root is full of ginsenosides, compounds that push your immune system to germ-killing antibodies, say European researchers. Taking 400mg to 500mg daily can cut your risk of infection by 40%. BONUS: ginseng energizes your brain cells, improving your mood and general outlook in as little as 2 weeks.
4) Vitamin D if you have a family history of cancer. This essential nutrients absorbed by lungs and sinus tissues, strengthening their defenses against invading
viruses say Cornell researchers. A daily 2,000mg dose can lower your your risk of winter colds by 29% and reduce your chances of catching the flu by 80%. BONUS:
Taking g 2,000mg daily also cuts your risk of 15 different cancers by 50%.
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