Zinc Gluconate Makes Headlines as Source of Common Cold Relief
Common cold relief comes in many forms, but one in particular, zinc gluconate, can act as an especially effective cold remedy. What sets zinc gluconate apart from other types of common cold relief is that unlike some remedies that only alleviate common cold symptoms, a well-formulated zinc cold remedy can shorten the duration of your cold.*
Common Cold Relief: What the Research Shows About Zinc Gluconate
Zinc has long been regarded as a promising common cold treatment, and a wide range of studies has been done to test the effectiveness of zinc throat lozenges and other forms of zinc cold remedies. The Cochrane Collaboration recently completed a comprehensive review of 26 years of medical research on zinc for common cold relief, spanning 15 different studies and more than 1,300 participants. This exhaustive review concluded that zinc gluconate can substantially reduce the duration of the common cold.*
Variations in results across the 15 studies suggest that the degree of common cold relief delivered by a zinc-based cold remedy may be significantly impacted by the specific zinc formula used. Zinc experts believe that additives used in some remedies block the release of zinc ions and reduce such remedies’ ability to deliver effective common cold relief. For example, a recent continuing education activity published by Pharmacy Times observed that many manufacturers use “chelating and flavoring agents, which may reduce the availability of ionic zinc and thus the efficacy of the product”.
Cold-EEZE®: Common Cold Relief from Zinc
Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy is made with a unique zinc gluconate formula. Cold-EEZE® does not use additives that can block the release of zinc ions. The effectiveness of the zinc gluconate formula used in Cold-EEZE® lozenges has been demonstrated in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies conducted at Dartmouth College and the Cleveland Clinic. In these peer-reviewed studies, zinc gluconate lozenges cut the duration of patients’ colds by almost half. That’s three to four days off the length of the typical cold.*
Cold-EEZE® is a natural cold treatment that’s safe to take together with most other over-the-counter cold medicine options and medications. For effective common cold relief, take Cold-EEZE® whenever you start to feel cold symptoms.
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*Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.
1 Nikhil Patel, PharmD, RPh, “The Use of Zinc for Colds: What Pharmacists Need to Know,” Pharmacy Times Continuing Education, November 15, 2011.