Can you prevent a cold? Can you make one go away fast? According to several important studies, by using Zinc Lozenges within a day or two from a cold’s onset, you can. Zinc lozenges taken at the first sign of a sniffle may also stop the cold before it starts.
In a randomized, double blind study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and conducted at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, cold duration was effectively cut from 8.1 to 4.5 days. The duration of coughs was reduced from 6.3 days for the placebo group to 3.1 days for those using zinc acetate lozenges.
This study confirms results of several prior tests. In a 1983 study at the University of Texas, supplemental zinc reduced the average duration of cold symptoms from nine days to only three. A 1992 study at Dartmouth College supported the efficacy of zinc lozenges. Zinc Lozenges incorporate the key factors shown effective by these prestigious institutions.
Some zinc lozenges are effective and some aren’t. The formula that does work and was patented by George Eby took years of testing to determine which combinations worked and which did not. Chelating agents, flavorings, pH and even the compression force used in manufacturing can alter the effects of zinc lozenges. Attempts by other manufacturers to make the lozenges more palatable or even more effective often made them ineffective.
Serving Size: 2 Lozenges
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving AMT %DV
Zinc (as Zinc Acetate Dihydrate) 18.75mg 125%
Other Ingredients: dextrose, natural peppermint flavor crystals, vegetable lubricant, fumed silica.
Directions: 2 lozenges daily. For a short term high-intensity use, take 1 to 2 lozenges every 2-4 hours, dissolving completely in the mouth. Do not exceed 10 lozenges per day or use intense levels for more than 7 days