Tag: colds and echinacea

Zinc and Cold Symptoms In an article on the Mayo Clinic website, Brent A. Bauer, M.D. discusses whether zinc will help, hurt, or do nothing to affect the severity of your symptoms when you come down with a cold. The answer to the question is: Maybe - but beware. Several studies have been conducted to test the effectiveness of zinc against cold symptoms, and there has been some indication that it helps.  But unfortunately, the studies that hav