How Fruit and Vegetable Juice Powders Help Relieve Common Cold Symptoms
Adding an extra serving of fruit to your diet is a no-brainer. Fruit provides tons of natural sugar to help fight your sweet cravings while provides tons of fiber, vitamins and mineral, but have you wondered once fruits are processed into powders can they still benefit you? Scientists from Laybio and Charite University believes that these powders can at least help you on common cold.
The common cold is the most frequent acute illness in advanced economies. It is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract, caused by a variety of viruses, with rhinoviruses and corona viruses as the most common. The leading symptoms include sneezing, runny or congested nose, sore throat, headache and coughing, typically lasting for about 5–10 days. On average, adults experience two to four colds per year. Prevalence of the common cold is clearly associated with the seasons. In the Northern hemisphere, the frequency of common cold infections increases in autumn and winter and decreases in spring. It has been suggested in the past that dietary supplements of fruit and vegetables powders may reduce cold symptoms but previous investigations have been inconsistent.
In 2010, scientists from Charite University in Berlin Germany designed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trail. The study was designed to determine the preventive effect of a dietary supplement from fruits and vegetables on common cold symptoms. Active nursing staff, who exposed to patient contact regularly, aged 18–65 years from a university hospital in Berlin, Germany, were randomized to four capsules of dietary supplement or matching placebo daily for 8 months, including a 2-month run-in period. The number of days with moderate or severe common cold symptoms within 6 months (primary outcome) was assessed by diary self-reports. The study determined means and 95 % CI, and differences between the two groups were analyzed by ANOVA. A total of 529 subjects were included into the primary analysis. The mean age of the participants was 39.9 years, and 80 % of the participants were female because of their professions. The mean number of days with moderate or severe common cold symptoms was 7.6 (95 % CI 6.5, 8.8) in the group with supplements and 9.5 (8.4, 10.6) in the placebo group (P = 0.023). The mean number of total days with any common cold symptoms was similar in the group with supplements and in the placebo groups. Intake of a dietary supplement from fruits and vegetables was associated with a 20 % reduction of moderate or severe common cold symptom days in healthcare professionals.
In 2018, Laybio R&D department did an independent randomized controlled trail that followed Charite University’s method, and our research found that Laybio juice and vegetable powders, which contains several antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, β-carotene and folate, can significantly reduce common cold duration and severity.
“It is clear that high quality Laybio fruit and vegetable juice powders can work positively on the severity and duration of common cold symptoms which is a leading cause of absence from work and doctor visits, responsible for a marked economic burden including lost productivity and treatment costs.” said Dr. Zhang, lead scientist of Laybio research team.
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