How does Cold-EEZE work? Our unique (zinc gluconate) formula is believed by researchers to interfere with the cold virus’ ability to reproduce, reducing the duration and intensity of the common cold.
Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic Study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.
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