Magic Choral Trick #16 Heading off a Cold
One of the miserable things that can get in the way of singing your best is a cold. It’s no fun for you – or for the people around you.
I thought this might be a good time to mention these because at this time of year we have perfect storm conditions. Tons of concerts and social events – so tired throats and large gatherings of people. Add to this the colder, darker, changing weather and the new crop of winter viruses.
I have discovered some products that are definitely more magical than others – so I keep them all handy, and generally even have them in my purse when I’m out.
Cold FX – a ginseng extract, made right here in Canada. The company seems to be
located in Alberta. This one is the singers’ #1 remedy when you feel the
first scratchiness and soreness. I actually take this every day from September
till about May.
Vitamin D – Of course. Again – works best when I take it every day
Redoxon – the drop into water, 1000 mg Vitamin C tablet that fizzes up and tastes like
Orange pop. I have no clue why this seems to work better than regular
Vitamin C powder or caplets
OregaFlu – by Pur-le Natural. Powdered Oil of Wild Oregano
Zinc Lozenges – Really effective if you pop one into your mouth as soon as you even
Think ‘Hmmm. Is that the beginning of a sore throat?’
(Please note that I am not a medical professional and am not prescribing these for anyone. I just want you to know what has worked for me)