You are likely reading this because you have developed cold symptoms and need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Let’s face it, in today’s high-paced world, we don’t have time to get sick. It has been estimated that the U.S. population contracts approximately 1 billion colds per year, and the common cold is a leading cause of medical visits and missed days at work or school.
The following protocol will annihilate your cold naturally, but it must be implemented upon the first symptoms of a cold, especially in the first 24-48 hours. You will be blown away at how simple it is to banish your cold without taking loads of medicine.
The Common Cold Annihilation Protocol
High Dose Garlic
Taking high dose garlic will indeed make your breath reek, but you’re sick anyways so hopefully you’re not out trying to kiss anybody. Now, this isn’t just sprinkling garlic on top of your food – you’re going to be consuming A LOT of garlic. So how much garlic should you take? Get ready: about 9,000 mg of high-allicin garlic once, and if you have the audacity, up to twice daily. Be prepared for some stomach aches if taken on an empty stomach and try to eat some food afterward. Also, you’re going to stink. There’s literally no way to eat that much garlic, so you’re going to need to ingest it in pill form. Nature’s Bounty 1000mg softgels are going to be your best bet.
If you’re able to stomach that much garlic, you can also take 3,600 mg of aged garlic extract – which is different from the high-allicin garlic mentioned above. Aged garlic has unique immune-boosting compounds not found in high-allicin garlic that would provide an added benefit if you can stomach it.
First off, if you are competing in any doping sanctioned sports, it is best to stay away from this supplement since it is technically a banned substance in some sports (Ironman triathlon and Spartan Race to name a few). DHEA is naturally produced in the body, mainly by the adrenal glands. The body’s natural production drops of in the mid 20’s, and continues to decline with age.
DHEA has been shown to enhance the immune response against a wide range of viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Clinical studies have reported that DHEA helps regulate the immune system and may play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain auto-immune diseases. It is best to shoot for a high dose of 200 mg to get an immediate response.
While taking zinc in pill form has been widely known to prevent colds, but you can stop a cold dead in its tracks by dissolving it in your mouth using a lozenge. By using a lozenge to dissolve the zinc in your mouth, it will slowly release into the nasal cavity and throat, preventing cold viruses from attaching to your cells and infecting them. This must be done on the initial infection stage – aka within the first two or three days of your cold. This means you must do this approach as soon as possible for it to be effective.
You’ll want to take one 18.5-mg zinc acetate lozenge every two hours. You should not use this much zinc as part of your daily regimen, as it could become somewhat toxic taken at this high of a dose over the long term (as can anything). This zinc acetate approach was made famous by Dr. John Masterjohn’s video “How to Kill A Cold With Zinc”. He also recommends this exact Life Extension zinc lozenge brand.
The readily available over the counter (OTC) drug cimetidine, approved for the treatment of reflux and “heartburn”, has fantastic anti-viral properties, and is a great drug to kick the common cold to the curb. Cimetidine boosts immune function by drastically reducing your number of T-suppressor cells, keeping your immune system highly active.
It is recommended that you take 800 mg of cimetidine. It is commonly sold under the name Tagamet in drug stores.
You may be familiar with melatonin because of its ability to enhance sleep when taken in low doses under 5mg, but it actually can induce an extremely high immune system response when taken in high doses between 10-50 mg, also invoking an extremely deep sleep often needed to help recover from a cold.
Obviously, this high a dose of melatonin will make you extremely sleepy, so make sure you don’t operate a motor vehicle or do anything dangerous. Expect to wake up feeling pretty groggy in the morning, but it’s better than a restless night spent blowing your nose and coughing until you can’t breathe. Natrol’s time-release formula is a potent, high-quality form of melatonin at a price that shouldn’t hurt any budget.