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We've heard it for years if you feel -- cold coming on have some chicken -- well now researchers Hussein actually Zeke.
Zinc may be the next big thing.
A new study shows that when taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms.
The code is cut short less severe as well but does that mean it is a miracle care.
Joining us now doctor Ernest had eight senior attending physician and emergency medicine at saint part of -- hospital thank you for joining us thank you have -- except for me group.
It is a miracle cure.
Well we've known for a long time that -- contributes to a proper promotion of immune system function in the body.
I wouldn't call it a miracle cure but what I would say is we definitely need to do more research on it it's very important in boosting your immune system.
And we all know a strong healthy immune system is key to preventing colds flu and -- you don't -- infection is daily intake required.
Daily intake is required because the body doesn't have a system to -- -- Similar to vitamin C so every day you need to have a proper amount of zinc and vitamin C.
On board or ingested where do we find it mean we're we get it naturally -- -- is contained in the number of foods the one that has the highest concentration of -- is something that most of us are eating -- -- -- -- But -- knew it.
But the majority of Americans the majority of Americans get there.
Zinc intake through chicken and beef.
Meat products also from like -- Beans nuts things like that whole grain shell fish whole grains though the one problem is though.
Certain fight -- -- -- in vegetables and whole grains can prevent you from absorbing the -- So you have to make sure that you know you have a proper well balanced diet what about supplements that you can get over the counter in the drugstore.
There's tons of supplements which contain -- -- scofflaws and -- that -- them cough syrups.
They're great the one problem is the zinc is not absorbed as readily in all the different forms of which manufactured and these include an eight it's been found to be one that your body absorbs the easiest you have to have a good digest -- system as well also if you have any digestive disorders.
Where you you know or not.
A person who takes an adequate nutrition.
You might not absorb enough to -- so the nutritional supplements can definitely help but what about -- injures and so you get those TV definitely get them -- nasal spray controversy he wins I can tell me.
What's the deal with that that the deal with that is the -- is important for the sense -- smell.
But some studies have found that there's a problem when you using this nasal spray repeatedly where it affects your ability to small properly.
So that's the controversy -- likeness.
-- it vegetarians have a problem.
The chief Terrance can have a problem yes and that's being that they don't absorb enough business think that's in their diet because of these fight tapes which her.
They block your ability it absorbs and in terms of the timeframe is that key in terms of -- you take it you have to get it 24 hours with and that the first symptoms according to that study -- the quicker you -- -- -- zinc.
The better your chances or decreasing the cold symptoms.
But more research has to be done you can't hang your hat on just one or two studies there's definitely a benefit to proper nutrition.
And zinc intake as well as vitamin C chicken soup was still good in my book I would never say not to you major bullet -- -- -- -- -- -- and.
-- -- -- -- The secret -- -- -- well not going to be easy -- yeah.
Think the -- -- lagged actor Ernie patty thanks very much -- senior attending physician emergency medicine at saint part of this hospital it was a great hospitals and year thanks so much for that's --
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