How To Stop A Cold At The First Sign of Sniffles

While there is no cure for the common cold once it has hit your system, there are ways to shorten its duration and potentially stop the virus in its tracks. The trick is to act quickly once you notice the telltale signs, from a scratchy throat to sudden lethargy. Explore common signs to look out for if you feel a cold coming on, how to stop the virus before it stops you, and how Brillia can help. 

Signs of a Cold Coming On 

The first sign of a cold is typically a sore or irritated throat. This is usually followed by congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, headaches, and unusual tiredness. Some people may develop a cough with their cold along with body aches. According to the Cleveland Clinic, colds usually last 7-10 days and may lead to bronchitis, in which mucus builds up in the lungs, if the virus travels from the nose and throat to the lungs.1 It’s possible you have developed bronchitis if you experience a cough that keeps you up at night, shortness of breath, or a sore chest. 

Take Brillia Health at the First Sign

When you start feeling a cold coming on, you may be tempted to resign yourself to your bedroom and cancel your plans for the week. But there are ways to act fast and ensure the cold doesn’t get too cozy in your system. While getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated are great places to start, taking a non-prescription medication like Brillia Health’s Cold-Flu Recovery or Cough Control can make a huge difference.  Brillia Health products contain antibodies to the specific proteins your body releases when you become sick with a cold or flu. These antibodies are highly specific molecules that attach to these proteins and stop the symptoms at their source. Unlike over-the-counter medications that overload your body with synthetic chemicals that merely mask symptoms after they have occured, Brillia Health products are targeted to stop your body from producing the symptoms altogether. If taken at the first sign, these antibodies can have a powerful effect not just on how long you are sick but whether or not you feel sick in the first place. 

Brillia Health Active Ingredients

Brillia Health offers two gentle and impactful formulations to choose from: Cold-Flu Recovery and Cough Control. Since the products contain no harsh chemicals, they can be safely taken together if your cold symptoms are accompanied by a wet, dry, or painful cough.  The active ingredients in Cold-Flu Recovery include: 
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  • Lapine Histamine immune globulin: This antibody is targeted to reduce congestion, sore, itchy throat, runny nose, and fluid buildup  by binding the histamine protein.
  • Lapine CD4 immune globulin: This antibody strengthens your immune cells so you can ward off viral infections more effectively.
  • Lapine interferon gamma immune globulin: This antibody recruits more immune cells to shorten the duration of illness.  
The active ingredients in Cough Control include: 
  • Lapine Histamine immune globulin: Similar to our Cold-Flu Recovery product, Cough Control contains an antibody that reduces congestion and fluid buildup.
  • Lapine Bradykinin immune globulin: This antibody is an antitussive, which means it prevents the coughing reflex to minimize the stress that coughing can place on the system.
  • Lapine Morphine immune globulin: Not to be confused with the powerful narcotic morphine, this antibody prevents pain signals from being sent to the brain while reducing your sore throat. 

How Brillia Health Nips Colds in the Bud

Brillia Health’s chemical-free formulations are designed to work with your body to reduce symptoms associated with colds, flus, coughs, and allergies, or prevent them altogether. This approach allows your body to heal itself instead of distracting your immune system with synthetic chemicals that might just make you feel drowsy.   In addition to preventing cold symptoms at their origin or shortening the duration of illness through antibody science, Brillia Health’s Cold-Flu Recovery boosts your body’s immune response so that it is less vulnerable to catching viruses. This immunity is even stronger when combined with healthy lifestyle practices such as staying hydrated, maintaining a healthy diet, getting adequate rest, and regulating your stress levels. After all, studies show that stress makes it much harder to kick the common cold because it lets your body’s inflammatory response run haywire.2 There is some evidence that echinacea and zinc may also help shorten the duration of illness when taken at the first sign of a cold.3, 4 
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Explore other natural ways to fight off colds and find out more about how Brillia Health works Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a certificate in Narrative Therapy. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, and VICE.
References: 1https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12342-common-cold, 2https://healthland.time.com/2012/04/03/why-stress-makes-it-harder-to-kick-the-common-cold/, 3https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11505787/, 4https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457799/

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