What is Zinc Gluconate?

If you’ve seen news stories about the latest insights into how to shorten a cold, or if you’ve been checking out cold tips on the internet, you’ve likely come across references to zinc gluconate. What is zinc gluconate? To explore this topic, we can ask what is zinc gluconate chemically, how is it available as a cold remedy, and how does it battle colds?

What is Zinc Gluconate?

Zinc is a micronutrient that’s essential to human health. In a well-formulated cold remedy, zinc gluconate facilitates the effective release of zinc ions which shorten the common cold caused by human rhinoviruses.

What is Zinc Gluconate? The Active Ingredient in Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy

Zinc gluconate is the active ingredient in Cold-EEZE® lozenges, the #1 pharmacist recommended zinc cold remedy** and the best-selling zinc lozenge. Unlike some other zinc remedies, the Cold-EEZE® unique zinc gluconate formula does not contain additives that might interfere with the release of zinc ions. Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate cold remedy is free of artificial colors or preservatives.*

What is Zinc Gluconate? A Cold Remedy

There are many causes of a cold. Leading common cold causes include the wide variety of cold virus strains (making it hard for our immune systems to protect us completely) and the ease of transmission from one person to another. Making matters worse, once you’ve been infected with a cold virus, the virus reproduces rapidly inside your upper respiratory system. This is where zinc gluconate comes in. Scientific theory suggests that the zinc ions released by a well-formulated zinc gluconate remedy interfere with the ability of the cold virus to reproduce.*

Clinical studies have demonstrated the Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate lozenges are an effective remedy for a cold. In double-blind, placebo-controlled studies at the Cleveland Clinic and Dartmouth College, the zinc gluconate formula used in Cold-EEZE® lozenges reduced the duration of patients’ colds by almost half. Compared to the placebo groups, cold sufferers taking zinc gluconate lozenges were fully recovered three to four days faster.*

Take Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy to Shorten Your Cold

What is zinc gluconate, in short? It’s the active ingredient in Cold-EEZE®. So when you’re looking for cold remedies that work, try Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges – clinically proven to shorten your cold by almost half.*

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Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy. Shorten your Cold!

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.

**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide