I swear this stuff works
Plagued by persistent allergy/sinus headaches in the afternoons, I tried this a few years ago and it is like a miracle. I keep waiting for the "placebo effect" to wear off, but years later it is still working well for me for congestion, sinus pain. For colds & flu, it MAY decrease your odds of catching if you take during the season but hard to say. I've caught less colds I was exposed to and have had less severe ones, but that also happens as you get older so might not be the preventive Kold Kare dosing. Elderberry (tablets, liquid - brand name Sambucol is good) also works really well when you're having more runny nose/throat issues more than congestion/sinus. For me at least.
I swear by this for decreasing side effects of other medications
I have to take a number of medications daily, and always felt kind of "yucky" from the various side effects. I started taking silymarin figuring if it is good for a hangover, it would be good for me. Within a week of taking it, I felt a lot better and more "clear" physically. When I stop, I quickly get an increase in side effects from my other medications. I do think it is good to take a break from this herb every so often just in case it is making your liver do too much overtime / so you don't become insensitive to it.
Seems to help with sore throat, runny nose, general cold symptoms
Hard to say for sure, but really seems to help me when I'm sick. Also seemed to make my cough better. There is a liquid form that is really good, probably easier for kids, and seems to slightly coat the throat which is soothing if sore.
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