Save Your Nose By Taking Beta-Glucan
While not exactly anti aging news or news to help you live longer, this tidbit might help you feel like living longer. At least, once you come down with the common cold, that is.
Looks like researchers have found a new ally in the annual fight with the common cold. Next time you are feeling like you are coming down with the cold, take a look at ingesting beta-glucan that has been derived from brewers’ yeast and maybe your nose won’t end up quite as sore.
(Note: Check anything we report here with your own doctor. None of this is to be construed as medical advice. No, it is simply a reporting of all the new things researchers learn every day or three.)
In a study in Germany, 162 people with “recurring colds” (sounds like something else is wrong if it keeps occurring) were split into two groups. One got “900 milligrams (1,3)-(1,6)-beta-glucan and the other got the placebo. Along with their own documentation of their symptoms and the severity of those symptoms, the study participants also got an examination on the fifth day by one of the researchers.
End result was 25% fewer colds in the beta-glucan group vs. the control group and of those that did get the cold in the beta-glucan group, they reported the symptoms as being 15% lower in difficulty.
This was the second such study to lead to these type of results.
Source article: http://www.lef.org/whatshot/2013_02.htm
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