Garlic Versus The Cold

In one corner you have the cold, one of the most prevalent viral infections in the world today. Over two different variations of viruses can cause a cold and science has yet to come up a bonified way to effectively deal with it. The average Joe or Jane can expect to encounter the common cold two to five times a year and the only thing that we can hope to do is to wait them out. 

And in the other corner you have Garlic, the wunderkind viral infection fighter that has been used for centuries to keep people healthy. One of the key active components of garlic is Allicin, a sulfide compound that has displayed powerful antiviral effects on the viruses that cause the common cold. Garlic has also been known to take on the heavyweight contenders like the flu and Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

What will be the outcome when these to veteran contenders get into the ring and do battle today? Will the cold, with its ability to reinvent itself every season, be able to fend off the pungent stench of garlic, or will garlic, and its allicin packed punch be able to knock out the cold before it even gets a chance to warm up?
If your look back at the history between these two, you realize that the fight could go either way. It all depends how well you have prepped yourself. The latest research has shown the people who take daily garlic supplements reduced the risk of contracting a cold by about 50%.

Here is how you can use garlic to knock out the cold before it even starts:

1: Use it early

Start taking garlic as soon as you feel the cold coming on. Garlic is best as a preventative against the cold and taking it early on will beef up your immune system.

2: Use enough of it

Too much garlic can be bad for the digestion, but one or two cloves a day will be more than enough to get all the benefits. If you just cannot handle raw garlic, supplements are also good.

3: Mega Dose

Research has shown that taking a large initial dose of garlic supplements during the first signs of symptoms may be effective for reducing, if not outright preventing, a cold.

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