The Causes of a Cold and How to Fight Back
Unfortunately for all of us trying to stay healthy during cold season, there are many causes of a cold. The common cold causes that merit the most attention are the abundance of cold virus strains, the ease of cold virus transmission, and cold virus replication inside a human host.
Causes of a Cold: Virus Variation and Transmission
One of the main causes of a cold is a wide variety of cold virus strains, making it difficult for our immune systems to protect us. There are over 200 virus strains that can trigger a cold. Making cold prevention even more challenging, the cold virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. One of the most common causes of a cold is when we touch a surface that has traces of cold virus on it, and then later touch vulnerable areas like our mouth, nose, or eyes.
The best ways to battle against these causes of a cold are to keep our immune systems strong by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly and to wash our hands frequently and thoroughly.
Causes of a Cold: Virus Reproduction
Once we catch a cold it tends to linger. Scientific theory suggests that once the cold virus makes its way into the upper respiratory system, it attaches to receptors there and replicates. This ability of cold viruses to reproduce inside a host is one of the leading causes of a cold’s long duration.*
Evidence shows that an effective treatment for a cold that has entered your system is to take the Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate cold remedy. What is zinc gluconate? Zinc gluconate is a compound that’s an effective means of delivering zinc ions into your system. Scientific theory suggests that zinc ions interfere with cold virus reproduction in the upper respiratory system and thereby reduce the lifespan of the cold.*
Use Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy
Cold-EEZE® is a homeopathic cold medicine made with a particularly effective zinc gluconate formula. The unique formula used in Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges has been clinically proven to reduce the duration of the common cold. In double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, the Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate formula shortened patients’ colds by by almost half.*
To battle the causes of a cold, keep your immune system strong and wash your hands often. If you still catch a cold, take Cold-EEZE® whenever you start to feel cold symptoms, so that you get better faster.*
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*Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth
College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the
duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.