How Zinc Gluconate Can Shorten Your Cold
Perhaps you’ve heard about zinc gluconate in the health section of your newspaper or seen it on lists of common cold tips on the internet. What is zinc gluconate? Of more practical interest, the unique zinc gluconate formula in Cold-EEZE® can shorten the duration of your cold.
Zinc Gluconate Versus the Cold Virus
The causes of a cold are many, including the large variety of infectious cold viruses and the ease of transmission from person to person. Scientific theory suggests that once a person has been exposed to a cold virus, the virus attaches to receptors in the upper respiratory system and replicates. It’s further believed that zinc ions released into the throat compete for these same receptors and thereby prevent the cold virus from reproducing. The virus dies off faster and the cold ends sooner.*
Zinc gluconate enters the picture when the question turns to how to remedy a cold with zinc ions. In the right formulation, zinc gluconate can be a highly effective way to release zinc ions into the upper respiratory system where they can combat the cold virus.
Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy: A Zinc Gluconate Cold Remedy
Cold-EEZE® is a homeopathic cold remedy made with a unique zinc gluconate formula. Unlike some other zinc cold remedies, Cold-EEZE® does not contain artificial additives that can block the release of zinc ions into the patients’ upper respiratory system. This is an important distinction between Cold-EEZE® and some other zinc-based cold remedies. As a recent continuing education activity in Pharmacy Times cautioned, “many zinc products are fraught with an underlying problem: the lack of zinc ion availability” due to additives that block free ion release. *
The Cold-EEZE® lozenge zinc gluconate formula has been proven effective in clinical studies. In double-blind, placebo-controlled studies at the Cleveland Clinic and Dartmouth College, the Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate formula was found to reduce patients’ colds by three to four days on average.
Take Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy to Get Well Sooner
The next time you’re deciding how to treat a cold, remember that Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges are clinically proven to shorten colds by almost half. Cold-EEZE® is safe to take with most other medications including medicines for common cold relief. So while you’re taking symptom relievers like decongestants or expectorants, you can also take Cold-EEZE® to shorten your cold.*
Find a store near you that carries Cold-EEZE®, or stock up on Cold-EEZE® from our online store (free shipping on all orders over $25) so you’re prepared the next time you or a loved one catches a cold.
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.
1 Nikhil Patel, PharmD, RPh, “The Use of Zinc for Colds: What Pharmacists Need to Know,” Pharmacy Times Continuing Education, November 15, 2011.