I am always looking for safer, healthier alternatives to over the counter cold medicines. I have to be especially careful now that I am nursing.
When I had a cold, I did the research in my favorite resource, Prescription for Nutritional Healing (Balch) and came up with four essential nutrients to shorten a cold and relieve symptoms. These are available right now at Friendly D's Oddities.
ACES + Zn from Carlson Labs: Contains vitamins A, C, E plus zinc and selenium
Vitamin A: Heals inflamed mucous membranes, immune booster
Vitamin C with bioflavinoids: Well known for it's cold-fighting properties
Zinc Losenges: Immune system booster, to be used at first sign of a cold
You can do more than just suffer through! I am keeping these items on hand so they can be accessed and administered immediately for your comfort and convenience.