Can you prevent a cold? Can you make one go away fast? According to several important studies, by using zinc Lozenges within a day or two from a cold's onset, you can reduce the number of cold days in half. Zinc lozenges taken at the first sign of a sniffle may also stop the cold before it starts. Taken daily, zinc lozenges have been shown to significantly reduce the possibility of getting a cold.
In 1984 Quantum became the very first company to market zinc lozenges following the publication of a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Medicine. Thanks to new research, Quantum's new formulas have evolved. The lozenges taste better and are more potent with the use of fully ionizable zinc acetate. Michael Castleman touted Quantum's zinc lozenges in his book Cold Cures: The Complete Guide to Prevention and Treatment of the Common Cold and Flu. The lozenges come in a variety of flavors and forms, including Zinc Pops!
In a randomized, double-blind study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (7/00) and conducted at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, cold duration was effectively cut from 8.1 to 4.5 days. The duration of coughs was reduced from 6.3 days for the placebo group to 3.1 days for those using zinc acetate lozenges. Another study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics (11/02) showed that daily use of zinc lozenges can dramatically reduce the number of colds an individual suffers from by as much as 68%.
These studies confirm results of several prior tests from the University of Texas and Dartmouth College. Quantum's industry leading zinc lozenges incorporate the key factors shown effective by these prestigious institutions.
Note: Research has shown that the most effective forms of zinc lozenges are made from zinc acetate and zinc gluconate. Other forms such as zinc citrate may make your cold worse!