The Cold Virus and How to Fight It

The cold is the most common infectious viral disease known to man. The main reason the “common cold” is so prevalent is that there are so many strains of the cold virus. Colds can be triggered by over 200 different viruses. Defending against all these varieties of cold virus is a tall order for our immune systems.

Further stacking the odds in favor of the cold virus is how easily it spreads. Cold sufferers spread a little cold virus every time they sneeze or cough in the air; or sneeze or cough on their hands and then later touch someone or something. If you touch a surface that’s carrying a cold virus and then touch a vulnerable part of your body, such as your mouth, nose, or eyes, you can become infected.

Little wonder it’s such a challenge to stay healthy during cold season.

Fighting Back Against the Cold Virus

The most effective means of cold prevention is washing your hands often and thoroughly to reduce your chances of catching a cold through having touched surfaces infected with cold virus. But how can you shorten a cold once you’ve caught one?

For one, washing your hands often and well can help prevent your cold virus from spreading to others. As for how to shorten a cold and feel better yourself, a recent comprehensive review of medical research on zinc and colds concluded that taking zinc-based cold remedies can reduce the duration of the common cold. Scientific theory suggests that when properly released into the system of a cold sufferer, zinc ions can block the cold virus from replicating.*

Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy: Shortens Your Cold

In double-blind, placebo-controlled studies conducted at Dartmouth College and the Cleveland Clinic, cold sufferers taking zinc gluconate cut the duration of their colds by almost half compared to control groups.*

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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.

**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide