Could probiotics be beneficial in reducing gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections?
Research indicates Vitamin D deficiency leaves athletes at higher risk of upper respiratory illness.
Herbal substances such as echinacea, andrographis, astragalus, elecampane, olive leaf, elder and thyme are often used to support immunity. Just like the complexity of the immune system, the specific mechanisms of action of these herbs on immune activity is heterogeneous and complex.
A recent study has shown that formulae containing Echinacea purpurea may be as effective as Oseltamivir, an antiviral medication used to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B, in the early treatment of clinically diagnosed influenza virus.
Exploring the results of evidence using zinc in bronchiectasis, HIV and recurrent spontaneous abortion assoicated with anti-paternal cytotoxic antibodies.
Recent research shows echinacea can reduce recurrent respiratory tract infections by 50% when compared to placebo.
Keeping Daycare and School-age children well in the winter months is a challenge. This study provides some insight into how combining Vitamin C and probiotics can help reduce upper respiratory tract infections in kids.