Optimized Zinc Acetate Lozenges
50 Lozenges – 18mg of zinc per lozenge. Studies generally support the use of zinc for the common cold and similar upper-respiratory tract infections. The evidence in zinc’s favor is substantially better than that for any other purported cold remedy, as per numerous trials and meta-analyses. [1, 2, 3, 4]
Zinc’s potential utility as a prophylactic measure against upper-respiratory tract infections is limited by the fact that it is only effective in a very narrow range of formulations, for zinc’s most plausible mechanism of action requires contact between unbound, ionic zinc and infected cells. This has several implications:
Although zinc is a common supplement, effective zinc lozenges that have been properly formulated are exceedingly rare. Optimized Zinc Acetate Lozenges, by Antaeus Labs, are the best available anywhere. Purchase with confidence.
Research and References
1.Science, M.; Johnstone, J.; Roth, D. E.; Guyatt, G.; Loeb, M.; Zinc for the treatment of the common cold: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2012). 184 (10): E551–61.
2.Eby G.A.; Zinc lozenges as cure for the common cold–a review and hypothesis. Med Hypotheses. 2010;74(3):482-92.
3.Hemilä H, Petrus EJ, Fitzgerald JT, Prasad A. Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016;82(5):1393-1398.
4.Hemilä H, Chalker E. The effectiveness of high dose zinc acetate lozenges on various common cold symptoms: a meta-analysis. BMC Fam Pract. 2015;16:24.
5.Meydani SN, Barnett JB, Dallal GE, et al. Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home elderly. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86(4):1167-73.
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WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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This warning statement is a requirement under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or “Proposition 65” as it is more commonly known.
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