There are many people who have colds, and I am one of them. You can however, get more control over how you feel and how long these symptoms persist with my simple plan that I have outlined below. Most people who have colds can benefit from this regimen.
1. Echinacea (helps fight cold viruses as the body is being attacked)
2. Amino Lysine 400 IU
3. 5000 mg vitamin c powder - one level tsp taken with orange juice
Take this as follows
At the onset of symptoms, take a tablet of Echinacea per ever two hours for 3-4 doses total. Echinacea is only effective at the onset. If you are well into the symptoms, don't barther.
Vitamin C powder - take ever two hours. If you begin to get diahrea or feel gassy, stop taking it. This means you have saturated your body. Vitamin C powder acidifies your system and gives it a fighting chance. Typically, colds make your body basic. If you are on medications that are altering your body chemistry, check with your pharmacist first. You can then take doses of this periodically as the symptoms begin to abate.
Amino Lysine is anti viral and can be taken with the vitamin C powder.
This regimen will shorten colds, get you feeling better faster. If you have a really nasty virus, you may find that it takes many doses of vitamin C to get to the point of diahrea or gassiness. If it is mild, you may reach this with one or two doses.