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Do vitamins and supplements like echinacea and vitamin C help with colds and flu?

This article was originally published on ABC Life.

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When you're in the grip of a phlegm-fuelled misery fest, you can start to feel a little desperate for any sort of relief.

Take a squiz at the vitamin and supplement shelves at the supermarket, or browse the chemist aisles, and you'll find plenty of things promising a solution.

But before you make a purchase, you should know that some of these "solutions" are backed by a lot more evidence than others.

Read on…

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