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The natural alternative to Sudafed to help bring you relief from symptoms of colds and flus.
Finally an answer from nature to combat cold and flu without harmful drugs. DayQuil and Sudafed may make you feel better for a few hours but at what cost. Neither will speed healing in your body, they will simply mask your symptoms for a few hours. Furthermore both contain ingredients that can cause further problems. Dextromethorphan in DayQuil has been linked to addiction and long term use of Pseudoephedrine in Sudafed has been reported as a possible cause of heart attacks, strokes, disturbed heart rhythms, and other cardiovascular problems. While neither ingredient has been proven to be harmful in small quantities, why not take something all natural that will not only lessen the time it takes to recover but will also support your immune system and ward off further illness.
A potentially more serious problem then over the counter cold medicines is the over-prescription of antibiotics. While antibiotics serve an important purpose for very specific conditions, they are often over and miss prescribed. According to the CDC, "Taking antibiotics for viral infections, such as colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus or ear infections: Will not cure the infection. Will not keep other people from getting sick, Will not help you or your child feel better, May cause unnecessary and harmful side effects, May contribute to antibiotic resistance, which is when bacteria are able to resist the effects of an antibiotic and continue to cause harm." Furthermore even when antibiotics are necessary it is important to remember that in addition to killing the bad bacteria they also wipe out the good. Which is why taking a good probiotic (Link to our probiotic) is crucial while on antibiotics and Healthiest recommends staying on probiotics for 30 days after a course of antibiotics.