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16 March 2011

Natuurlike verkouemiddels

Natuurlike verkouemiddels: wat die wetenskap sê

Winterkwale

  1. Navorsing kon nog geen bewys vind dat vitamien C ‘n verkoue beter maak nie. Sink-suigtablette werk soms glad nie, en ander kere kan dit ’n verkoue effens verkort.
  2. Studies wys vitamien A verbeter lugweginfeksies, maar al dié studies is gedoen op kinders wat aan wanvoeding en ’n vitamien A-tekort gely het. Te veel vitamien A is giftig.
  3. Navorsing oor echinacea is teenstrydig, met sommige studies wat positief is en ander wat aandui dat dit niks help nie.

  • Onthou dat hoë dosisse vitamien C en sink maagpyn, naarheid en braking kan veroorsaak. Swanger vroue, kinders en mense wat immuunonderdrukkers gebruik, moenie echinacea gebruik nie.
  • Begin antivirale middels drink sodra jy griep kry; so word jy gouer gesond.

(Huisgenootbrokkies)

 
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