Unfortunately, whilst we can help provide you with the best Primal supplements to help prevent a cold, there's no cure for when you catch the dreaded lurgy. What we can provide, however, are our top Primal treatment tips for relieving the common cold the natural way.
Hydration is key to working your way through a dreaded cold. Water should be your number 1 priority and you should make sure you drink at least one cup every hour. Warm lemon water with organic honey is also great for soothing sore throats and clearing away any congestion. Although we love our morning cups of coffee, we'd suggest avoiding coffee when you can as this can make dehydration worse. If you can't skip the caffeine fix then try to reduce your daily consumption, at least!
Apple cider vinegar
While apple cider vinegar (ACV) is slowly becoming a popular home remedy for colds, researchers are still trying to figure out why ACV helps to make you feel better. According to the Healthline, when you drink organic, cold-pressed ACV, it contains a substance called “must.” Must is the bits and pieces of the apple that are fermenting in its cloudy juice. The must is what holds the “mother,” which is a colony of bacteria that work as probiotics when you consume them. Probiotics are known for their immune-boosting effect, which might be why drinking apple cider vinegar can shorten the duration of a cold.
Thanks to the acid in apple cider vinegar, it helps to thin out the mucus in the throat and move it out of your respiratory system more quickly. There’s also some reason to believe that the acid in apple cider vinegar can work to kill pathogens that are making you sick.
To give ACV a go yourself, we recommend drinking organic ACV 1-2 times day. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of ACV to a glass of water.
Essential oils are great for both prevention and treatment by diffusing the oils in the air and on your surfaces to help eliminate germs. As well as that, they're wonderful for reducing mucus build up, fighting congestion, relieving headaches, body aches and fatigue.
You can enjoy our Primal essential oils in a variety of ways to help relieve cold symptoms. Here are a few of our favourites...
- Warm baths
- Steam inhalation
- Massage blends (helps to relax the body)
Try giving our Lavender, Lemon and Eucalyptus oils a go and hopefully, with your favourite elimination method, you'll start to feel better in no time. If you were to ask us, we'd add 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of warm water and steam our face (with a towel) for up to 15 minutes. It really is a brilliant way to help clear your airways!
Lavender oil acts as a great soothing scent and lemon oil will be perfect for vaporising.
Warm Vitamin C Effervescent
We all know that vitamin C is great for prevention. While there's currently no research to suggest that vitamin C can help treat the common cold, we found at Primal Cure HQ that having our Vitamin C Effervescent in a warm drink can certainly help relieve symptoms including congestion and a sore throat.
Vitamin C is an important vitamin and antioxidant that the body uses to keep you strong and healthy. It's ideal for the maintenance of bones, muscle, and blood vessels and also assists in the formation of collagen and helps the body to absorb iron.
By consuming our Vitamin C Effervescent you're providing your body with the only sugar, artificial sweetener and potato starch free effervescent that's available on the market today! Not too bad, huh?
By popping one of our tablets into a mug of hot water it'll not only help boost your immune system, but it'll also help to clear away any congestion thanks to the steam from the water.
Plus, it's packed with vitamins and minerals, which provide your body with some extra love.
Let the power of natural menthol help clear your sinuses with our Primal Cure Winter Cream. Made with natural menthol, camphor, eucalyptus and peppermint oil, this combination can help relieve muscular aches and pains without the need for medicated pain relief.
Menthol and camphor both release natural vapours which can help relieve cough symptoms and that stuffy feeling you experience during a cough or cold. Natural menthol is also used as a topical analgesic (mild pain relief) particularly for things like tired muscles.
The natural menthol extract is powerful and effective, so we strongly advise a patch test first, and also advise only using up to twice a day.
Overall, thanks to the powerful properties in our winter cream, it's designed to get you through the dreaded common cold.
Last but not least, it's important to rest! There's a reason why your body's feeling a little under the weather and the last thing it needs is to be put under extra work. Avoid any Primal Max Out workouts until you feel better, keep on top of your nutrition (your body will thank you for it) and, if you're feeling up to it, go for a gentle stroll to catch some fresh air when you can.