Saturday, February 19, 2011

Zinc Helps in Cold

Foodstuff containing zincFoodstuffs containing ZincZinc has been proved to be helpful in diabetes by increasing insulin activity, wound healing and having some antioxidant property.
Now scientists say, when given within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, zinc reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people, according to the results of a Cochrane systematic review reported online February 16 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
It has the adverse effects like bad taste, nausea and vomiting. Its dose and clear recommendation for use in common cold is yet to come. But, it has been an ingredient in several Bcomplex capsules.
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