Colds and flu: facts vs fiction

Cold and flu season

The 2017/18 flu season has been a nasty one in Canada. And while cases can vary in severity from a couple of days on the couch to hospitalization (or worse) for high-risk groups such as young children, seniors, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems, the flu certainly isn’t a good time for anyone.

Then there’s the other, less-severe, culprit who puts the “cold” in cold and flu season. The common cold is a different beast than the flu, but still comes with a host of unpleasant symptoms that include headache, watery eyes, a runny/stuffy nose, a sore throat and a cough.

Whether you’re facing a cold or a flu, you may be approaching it with a number of long-held myths on your mind. Before you break out in a chorus of, “zip up your coat before you catch your death of cold”, check out this article from Parents.com that debunks 12 commonly held cold and flu myths.

And while there may not be a cure for the common cold, you can support a healthy immune system with SISU’s Cold & Flu Rescue with Ester-C®. With its unique combination of four powerful ingredients: Ester-C®, andrographis, NAC and echinacea, Cold & Flu Rescue is formulated to help lessen the severity and duration of your cold and flu symptoms. Oh, and wash your hands, we’ll get through this!

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