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Frank Needham 10-31-2007 06:04 AM

Colds
 
I've heard and read that vit c could kick a cold's butt if one started mega-dosing it upon experiencing the first symptoms of it coming on, ie, achey feeling, waking up with a sore throat, etc. Yesterday this happened to me and I thought "wheres that vit c I'm gonna try to kill this thing before it takes hold" and started chunking down 500mg tablets. I didn't keep an exact count but must've taken 20-25 grams over the day and today I woke up with just a tiny bit of scratching in my throat. It seems to be working as normally things would just get worse and I'd be in gear to endure a two week bout of battling a nasty cold. Anybody else tried this with any success?

Mike ODonnell 10-31-2007 07:04 AM

Vit C and Zinc can both work. Also Apple Cider Vinegar/Hot Water/Cayeene Pepper is what I use when I feel the sore throat coming on.

Scotty Hagnas 11-01-2007 01:18 PM

I recently felt a cold coming on - cold dousing and a couple of long fasts and it was gone. I had light symptoms the first day for a few hours, none the rest of the day. Again light symptoms the next day for a couple of hours - then gone for good.

This has worked several times for me. I haven't tried the vit-C yet.

Frank Needham 11-01-2007 03:15 PM

So far the c is working very well. Just a little nasal drip the first night and the next day, then nothing after....


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