Common Cold

Infographic: The cost of a sick day

Infographic: The cost of a sick day

The immune health market is growing, but with Americans estimated to catch one billion colds and flus each year, what is the current cost of a sick day?

Vitamin C, zinc and pine bark extract show common cold benefits: Study

Vitamin C, zinc and pine bark extract show common cold benefits: Study

By Stephen DANIELLS

A combination supplement containing zinc, vitamin C and Pycnogenol, an extract from French Maritime Pine bark, may be effective in shortening duration of the common cold and lessening the seven ‘pillar’ symptoms, including runny nose, nasal obstruction,...

Probiotics can battle stressed student flu: Study

Probiotics can battle stressed student colds: Study

By Shane Starling

A blend of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (BB-12) reduced the duration of common colds among typically stressed out students, US researchers have found.

Heat-killed bacteria may benefit immune health

Heat-killed bacteria may benefit immune health

By Stephen Daniells

Daily intakes of a heat-treated bacterial strain Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 may reduce the incidence of the common cold in elderly people, says a new study from Japan.

Where immune health meets sports nutrition

Dispatches from SupplySide West

Where immune health meets sports nutrition

By Stephen Daniells

The link between immune health and physical performance is well known, but sports nutrition products that include immune boosting ingredients are few and far between, and this presents a huge opportunity, says Embria’s Larry Robinson.

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