You can catch a cold at any time of year and with over 200 viruses that can cause the common cold it’s hard to avoid. Adults can experience an average of 2-4 colds a year. Cold symptoms vary from person to person and depending on the severity of your cold. The immune system is the body’s natural defence mechanism against germs and a healthy lifestyle is a good way to support your immune system. Vitamin C is referred to as an essential nutrient because the body cannot make it or extensively store it and must be obtained from food. Nasal congestion can be caused by anything that irritates or causes inflammation to the nasal passages including dust, pollen or infections from viruses or bacteria. Horseradish has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to relieve nasal congestion and symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections. Blackmores Horseradish Garlic + C is a combination formula including vitamin C to help reduce the duration and symptom severity of common colds and supports immune system health.