It’s cold and flu season.
That means there are plenty of people out there right now wishing they had a medicine that could shorten the length of their illness—or better yet, they’d like something to prevent it altogether.
Is that too tall an order? Yes.
Despite all the medical breakthroughs of modern society—3D printable heart models, wearable health sensors and ultra-tiny pacemakers—the world of medicine has yet to find a cure for the common cold.
And the fact is, studies offer mixed results when it comes to understanding the true power of zinc and vitamin C in fighting cold and flu viruses. Over-the-counter medicines that claim to combat cold and flu viruses often contain either of these ingredients.
But can the oft-hyped zinc or vitamin C provide a