What vitamins are in Cold-EEZE?
The Cold-EEZE family of products all contain zinc gluconate and can shorten the duration of the common cold when taken at the first sign of symptoms and when used as directed. Cold-EEZE® ZINC LOZENGES are available in natural flavors, such as cherry, and sugar free wild cherry.
Does zinc and vitamin C help with colds?
In pooled analyses of both studies (n=94), vitamin C plus zinc was significantly more efficient than placebo at reducing rhinorrhoea over 5 days of treatment. Furthermore, symptom relief was quicker and the product was well tolerated.
What’s better for a cold vitamin C or zinc?
Zinc may interact with drugs, including antibiotics and penicillamine (a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis). Vitamin C does not prevent colds and only slightly reduces their length and severity.
Does vitamin C and zinc help flu?
Some cold and flu prevention products contain zinc. While an old study on its use in treating colds was promising, the results were questioned because a zinc product manufacturer funded the research. No studies on zinc have since shown any benefit.
Can you take too much Cold-EEZE?
Many times Cold-EEZE (zinc gluconate lozenges) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
How much zinc should I take for a Cold?
People use oral zinc to help treat colds, but it can decrease the effectiveness of certain drugs and cause side effects. The recommended daily amount of zinc is 8 milligrams (mg) for women and 11 mg for adult men.
How much vitamin C and zinc should you take for a cold?
People with colds need to take 1,000 or 2,000 mg (1 or 2 grams) of vitamin C a day to gain a therapeutic effect, Lawson says. Karla Birkholz, MD, tells WebMD there is little conclusive evidence regarding the effectiveness of vitamin C, the herbal supplement Echinacea, or zinc lozenges.
How many mg of zinc is in Cold Eeze?
13.3 mg of zinc is present in each Cold-EEZE ® Lozenge, and 13.2 mg of zinc is present in each Cold-EEZE Plus Defense Chewable Gel. How does Cold-EEZE ® work? Some scientists believe that the release of zinc ions, as found in the Cold-EEZE formula, inhibit the ability of the cold virus to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold.
How does Cold Eeze work for the common cold?
Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cold-EEZE Zinc Lozenge formula was clinically tested in the Cleveland Clinic study where Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges reduced the duration of the common cold. When should I use Cold-EEZE ®?
Are there any side effects from taking Cold Eeze?
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins ) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Cold-EEZE (zinc gluconate lozenges) with all of your drugs and health problems.
How often should you take Cold Eeze gel?
The daily dosage recommendations are up to 6 Cold-EEZE ® lozenges or chewable gels for adults and 4 Cold-EEZE ® lozenges or chewable gels for children aged between 12 and 18 years. Use them every 2 to 4 hours until your symptoms decrease. Cold-EEZE ® lozenges should be completely dissolved in the mouth and should not be chewed.