Sick time can really take a bite out of work time for many people. Since I work at home most of the year, I can easily keep working regardless of the cold or flu attacking my immune system. There have been a few bouts over the past ten years, however, that landed me in bed, unable to even look at a computer let alone make any sense of the words hopping around on the screen.
Usually I get a bad cold in October (about four weeks after the kids start back to school). Another one invades the house around February (you guessed it: brought home from school). March brings another round of sickness before spring delivers relief. Throughout these illnesses, I typically lose only one day’s worth of work because I struggle through them.
However, not everyone is as lucky as me. They may be exposed to germs more often or they work in positions that do not allow them to come in sick.
In May 2014, I was working out of the house with someone who shared their secret to wellness. It was simple and cheap to do, so I gave it a try. The results: I haven’t been sick since.
The truth is, I haven’t been sick with a cold or the flu since February 2014.
The secret to wellness is: one (1) 50 mg zinc tablet a day.
That’s it. One capsule, first thing in the morning just after breakfast. When I first learned this secret, of course, I was sceptical. Perhaps it would work somewhat, but would it eliminate the three-a-year colds I suffered through?
I’m living proof that one zinc tablet does boost my immune system to ward off illnesses. Colds and flues still visit the house several times a year—if you have kids in school, these sorts of illnesses are almost impossible to avoid—but I don’t catch them even though I tend to the sick.
Have you tried zinc as an immune system booster to ward off colds and flues? How is it working for you? Would you give it a try to see what it can do for you?
PS: I have never gotten the flu shot, I don’t take any medication and have no known ailments. As far as I know, my immune system is healthy. This may or may not affect the results of my zinc experiment.
NOTE: I’m not a nurse or a doctor, and I don’t work in the medical community. These results are based on my personal experience. Before taking any vitamin, you should consult your doctor if you have any health issues.