On my return home from the courthouse, I started sniffling and sneezing. It could be because of a number of factors all conspiring against me. Fatigue, for instance, with jury duty going on and that sudden and sharp change in my daily schedule. Severe changes in temperatures as well tend to affect me this way. This week, we’ve been having super hot days, and yesterday, Andy and I rode the tandem for a couple of hours after I rested from jury duty, and we did intervals on the hills. By the time we returned home, it was night, and on the road, the temps went from annoyingly hot to almost chilly as the sun went down. So in that case, I had both exhaustion from jury duty plus exhaustion from interval training plus sharp temperature changes. Not exactly a good combination for me.
Anyway, I’m patting myself on the back for stocking up on this beauty, which has helped me way more times than I care to admit:
I swear by this stuff. I do. I used to take the usual over-the-counter stuff like Benadryl or Robitussin and all that, but they’ve only given me temporary relief since all they do is tackle symptoms and nothing more. I find that I have to keep taking some pretty nasty-tasting stuff until my cold goes away, which tends to last well over a week.
The fantastic thing about my new favorite over-the-counter remedy is that it’s all natural stuff that works with your immune system and boosts it, and it’s always done wonders for me. Whatever cold symptoms I have are gone within minutes, and if I were to take a couple more doses (depending on how severe my cold symptoms are), that’s all I need to stay “untouched”. I take a lot of Vit. D – my daily dose is 5,000 IU to keep my immunity up, but sometimes stuff tends to overwhelm my system to make me succumb, anyway, and this Sambucus syrup’s been a godsend. And it doesn’t make me nod off or anything the way most other mainstream brands do.
I know I sound like a TV ad, but I’m always amazed whenever I take this syrup. At least now I know I’m not in danger of suffering through another court day tomorrow with my head stuffed up and woozy from chemicals and whatever other laboratory-made ingredients are tossed together to make up the usual cold remedies. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s worth it.
Heck, I’d rather shell out money on prevention than pay for it with prescription drugs that make things worse with a gazillion side-effects once I’m hopelessly disease-riddled.