Common Cold

Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold

Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold

By Stephen DANIELLS

Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy.

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.

Frutarom rolls out “winter ailment” herb and mineral suite

Frutarom rolls out “winter ailment” herb and mineral suite

By Lynda Searby

Consumer concerns about drug resistance, promising market data and interest from the industry in established, ‘safe’ ingredients with EFSA-approved claims are behind Frutarom’s decision to roll out a range of ingredients addressing immune health.

Snack Size Science: The ABC - and D - of common cold control

Snack Size Science: The ABC - and D - of common cold control

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at the potential of vitamin D to prime the immune system and offer protection against colds and the flu: A ray of scientific sunshine on a dark winter day.

Duped by echinacea?

Duped by echinacea?

Echinacea, currently one of the most popular herbal remedies in
Europe, taken to treat the common cold, had no effect when tested
on a small group of students with colds, report researchers in the
US.

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