January 1, 2009
Q: I heard that Cold Fx works well for flu. Is there an even better product?
Dr. Henry Cheng: Cold Fx® had been made so popular by Don Cherry that it is now almost a household name. What it contains is basically an American Ginseng extract which has been shown to be beneficial for immunity. There is now a preparation called Ah-Choo® that not only contains North American Ginseng but several other ingredients. Beta Glucan is a natural substance found in brewers’ yeast, bakes’ yeast, oats and barley bran, and medicinal mushrooms. It has been recognized as one of the most powerful supplement for immunity. Zinc, copper and selenium are trace minerals that are essential for an intact immune system. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is effective in reducing the viscosity of the mucus that is always a nuisance in a cold or flu. With these additional ingredients, Ah-Choo® is expected to work even better than Cold Fx®.
Henry Cheng is a medical graduate of the University of London, England and is now Natural Products Consultant at Pharmasave Health Centre Downtown Cloverdale.