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Old 12-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Cure for the common cold

A beer prescription? Beer can fight against cold-causing virus | Fox News

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A study cited by Sapporo Breweries, Japanese breweries headquartered in Tokyo, found that a key ingredient in beer can help fend off symptoms of wintertime illnesses...
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However, the research comes with a catch. The amount of humulone in beer is so small that a person would have to drink 12 ounces – or about 30 cans – of beer in order to get its protective effect.
So, drink up!
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Dawg52 had it right all along! Beers are meds!
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those are awfully little cans
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It seems that retirement has been the cure for me. Only had one cold in the nearly three years I've been retired.
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Just for the record, humulone is a component of hops, and mass market beers contain such tiny amounts of hops (practically undetectable) as to make this a non-issue.

Now craft beers, OTOH, have a number of health benefits unrelated to this aspect, so there may be a grain of truth here.

For my part, I believe the single most effective thing you can do to prevent colds is to wash your hands often, with soap.
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Just for the record, humulone is a component of hops, and mass market beers contain such tiny amounts of hops (practically undetectable) as to make this a non-issue.

Now craft beers, OTOH, have a number of health benefits unrelated to this aspect, so there may be a grain of truth here.

For my part, I believe the single most effective thing you can do to prevent colds is to wash your hands often, with soap.
I was going to make the same point about hop amounts. There's probably a 10x or more difference between the mass market beers and some hop-head craft brews.

Here you go - best of both worlds - hop soap!

Merchandise - Hop Soaps - Hops Direct

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