As temperatures drop and people start to spend more time indoors, there will be a noticeable increase in the amount of people who will begin to feel sick. October and November are said to be the start of cold and flu season with sickness quickly spreading at high rates up until December: the month when diagnoses finally peak each year.
In preparation, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. And should you fall ill, what you can do to fight the common cold as quickly as possible.
Whenever possible, prevention is preferred over treatment. To keep yourself in good health, you can practice a few basic steps like frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, not sharing food and drinks with others, and eating a balanced diet to help keep your immune system in tip-top shape. However, beyond that, I have found a wondrous dietary supplement that seems to be highly effective both in prevention AND treatment of viral infections like the common cold.
The one simple solution is Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE).
I have been using Grapefruit Seed Extract since 2013 with nothing but positive results. I first purchased a bottle during my freshmen year of college when I was especially concerned about getting sick from constantly spending time in university dorms, buses, and classrooms. That year, I never once felt sick. All it took was 10 drops a day mixed into a glass of water and I felt great.
For the next two years, I took my good health for granted and stopped taking Grapefruit Seed Extract. I experienced an unhealthy amount of academic stress my sophomore year and probably could have used a supplement like GSE during my occasional bouts with the common cold. I have not reviewed formal studies regarding the use of grapefruit seed extract as a form of treatment for other illnesses beyond the common cold, but maybe it could have helped fight and avoid my struggle with mononucleosis last December.
I wasn’t feeling great earlier this week (sore throat and a runny nose) so I ordered a new bottle of liquid Grapefruit Seed Extract through Amazon and had it delivered on Thursday. I started taking it two days ago and I am already feeling much better. 🙂
Grapefruit Seed Extract is available in both liquid and tablet form. Personally, I have never tried the tablets but the Amazon reviews seem to be mostly positive. The liquid extract is quite good. If you mix a few drops into a flavored drink, you will barely taste the supplement while still getting all of its great anti-microbial properties.
(Disclaimer: This is NOT professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider for professional treatment options.)