List of Relevant Scientific Studies
Related to Zinc and Common Colds


Geist, et al., 1987
Geist F, Bateman J, Hayden F. In vitro activity of zinc salts against human rhinoviruses.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 1987;31:622–4.

Novick, et al., 1996
Novick SG, Godfrey JC, Godfrey NJ, Wilder HR. How does zinc modify the common cold? Clinical observations and implications regarding mechanisms of action.  Medical Hypotheses 1996;46:295–302.

Korant, et al., 1976
Korant BD, Butterworth BE. Inhibition by zinc of rhinovirus protein cleavage: interaction of zinc with capsid polypeptides.  Journal of Virology 1976; 18: 298-306.

Prasad, et al., 2008
Prasad AS, Beck FWJ, Bao B, Snell D, Fitzgerald JT. Duration and severity of symptoms and level of plasma Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor, and adhesion molecules in patients with common cold treated with zinc acetate.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008; 197:795-802.

Eby, 2004
Eby GA. Zinc lozenges: cold cure or candy? Solution chemistry determinations.  Bioscience Reports 2004;24:23–39.

Singh, et al., 2011
Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001364.  DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001364.pub3.