What it takes to avoid catching a cold has a lot less to do with keeping a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your handbag than it does with the basic health and function of your immune system.
Within the body, it is the immune system that fights off disease causing microorganisms that abound the environment outside and within the body. It is said that even the aging process itself may be related closer to the weakening of the immune system than it is to the passage of time.
Weakening of the immune system results in susceptibility to all types of disease and illness. Indications of impaired immune system include fatigue, listlessness, infections, inflammations, allergies, slow wound healing, chronic diarrhea, vaginal yeast infections. Generally, an adult with a health immune system has one to two colds a year. Individuals who have continual bouts with colds and other chronic infections are believed to have some impairment within their immune function.
Within the last 20 years much research has been conducted by physicians and immunologists to understand specific details to various aspects of this complex system.
In addition to health conscious eating, exercise, being kind to others etc., a regime of nutritional supplements are believed to assist in maintaining and strengthening it. My recommendation would be Ageless Xtra from Univera Life Sciences. This is a product with which I have long-term personal experience. I particularly like the supplements because they are a rather comprehensive comgination of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are essential to maintain cell structure. I also take a chewable vitamin B-12 tablet by Naturally Prefered, Omega-3 fish oil soft gel, and the Chinese herb, Yin Chioa, at the first of a cold. It really works. Of course, whatever type of health and wellness regime you follow, it is important to continue to research, study and assess your own personal nutrition.
Happy healthy living,