We love interacting with the truly awesome pack of Cold-EEZE lovers, which is why we’ve decided to source our next blog post from you! Robert K requested to hear specific instructions for how to use Cold-EEZE effectively, and the precise scientific reasons why it works.
So let’s get down to it: how do you take Cold-EEZE so that it works to its maximum effectiveness? First and most importantly, start taking Cold-EEZE as soon as you are feeling under the weather (including a cough or sore throat), and keep taking it until your symptoms are gone. If you stop taking it too soon, your cold might return to its full strength!
When using our best selling zinc gluconate lozenges – simply place the lozenge on your tongue and let it dissolve, so the zinc ions release in your mouth and battle your cold. Keep in mind that you should not take Cold-EEZE on an empty stomach as it could cause an upset tummy for some empty stomachs. Also, avoid consuming citrus fruits or juices and products containing citric acid ½ hour before or after taking Cold-EEZE, as they may diminish Cold-EEZE’s effectiveness.
If lozenges aren’t your thing, you might want to consider using our Cold-EEZE Oral Spray – just two quick sprays contain the same amount of our unique zinc gluconate formula as our zinc lozenges. When using our oral spray, for best results, spray twice in your mouth, on the inside of your cheeks, roof of mouth and gums so that it is absorbed by your upper respiratory system (so try not to swallow the cold medicine.) You can repeat every two to four hours (up to 12 sprays, or 6 doses a day), as needed. And the same rules as with the lozenges apply – make sure you’re avoiding taking it on an empty stomach, and keep away from citrus and products containing citric acid 30 minutes before and after use. Finally, do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use to allow for the zinc ions to do their job.
And why does Cold-EEZE work? It’s simple, really. Experts believe that the common cold is caused by nasty cold viruses invading your upper respiratory system and binding to receptors there. The zinc ions found in the Cold-EEZE unique zinc gluconate formula bind to the same receptors, competing for space and staving off the cold germs from spreading*. This helps the cold end sooner—so you can get well sooner. We’ve developed a brief animation video of how this process works; you can watch it on our YouTube channel here.
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*Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, several scientific studies suggest zinc ions inhibit the common cold virus’ ability to replicate. For more information, click here.