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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 16:07:18 (permalink)
 
I believe washing your hands properly and thoroughly, regularly, also helps against catching stuff - rather than what most men seem to do and allow a drip of water to touch their fingers.  That & watching what you put your hands on when you're about & out
 
 

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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 16:36:35 (permalink)
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I believe washing your hands properly and thoroughly, regularly, also helps against catching stuff - rather than what most men seem to do and allow a drip of water to touch their fingers.  That & watching what you put your hands on when you're about & out
 

This is the ONLY thing that makes a real world difference, take as much as you want in tablets, wont make the slightest difference.
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 18:11:41 (permalink)
Certain mushroom extracts and high dose vit C work wonders.
By high dose we're talking 6 plus grams
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 19:28:34 (permalink)
I'm with Cu3ed. None of these vitamin pills work wonders or even 'work' for the common cold.

How anyone can attribute the fact that they haven't had a cold in a year being due to taking a vitamin pill is a bit ridiculous. This isn't how we work out if something works. This is why rely on science rather than big Dave and no longer use blood letting or voodoo magic to treat people, in mainstream medicine anyway.

Vitamin C was shown to be pretty usless for the common cold. I haven't read any recent literature reviews on vitamin D but I would imagine the findings are much the same. If Cochrane say something different then I'll take back my statement.

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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 19:37:21 (permalink)
Never have colds, not had one for years and years. The mrs always gets them.

Take d3, multi vit and viv c everyday and have done for around 3 years now.
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 19:38:52 (permalink)
It's pretty hard going and sciencey but I found the study released the other day reasonably persuasive.

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 20:29:26 (permalink)
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It's pretty hard going and sciencey but I found the study released the other day reasonably persuasive.

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583


That's a good quality review. I take back my statement with regards to vitamin D. Although I wonder if the statistical significance is actually all that clinically significant? Not something I want to spend my friday evening looking at. Either way vit D is going to be benefical in rainy England

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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 20:47:42 (permalink)
I take 10,000iu daily, have MS in my family and d3 supplementation is highly beneficial.
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/17 22:23:07 (permalink)
I used to always get at least 3-4 colds a year, proper bunged up nose, sore throat the works. Couple of years ago I experimented with the First defence type nasal sprays that supposedly kill these bugs before they take hold - I take them whenever I have been around other people with sniffles.
 
Now I only get about 1 minor cold a year although to be honest I can't remember the last one, maybe Christmas 2015.  First defence is expensive as you only get about 20 shots for 6 pounds  but I have since changed to Sterimar nasal sprays and this lasts a few months.
 
I don't care about the science I just know that so far it seems to work for me.
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/18 08:12:58 (permalink)
Why do people always feel the need to dose so high on fat soluble vitamins? 1 2500iu tab is plenty coupled with a good diet.

5000iu should be the max IMO.

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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/18 09:04:36 (permalink)
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Why do people always feel the need to dose so high on fat soluble vitamins? 1 2500iu tab is plenty coupled with a good diet.

5000iu should be the max IMO.


Many doctors recommend 10,000iu daily. How much do you know about treatment and prevention of MS?
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/18 10:46:36 (permalink)
It is quite literally, impossible to stop contacting a common cold. Which stains change every year. Hence there's no way to prevent it.
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Re: Vitamin D for colds and flu 2017/02/20 11:11:36 (permalink)
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Why do people always feel the need to dose so high on fat soluble vitamins? 1 2500iu tab is plenty coupled with a good diet.

5000iu should be the max IMO.


Many doctors recommend 10,000iu daily. How much do you know about treatment and prevention of MS?


Upper safe limit perhaps.

Necessary though, I don't think so.

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