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Zinc reduces common cold symptoms from 7 days to 4

Zinc acetate lozenges taken within 24 hours of developing symptoms of the common cold reduce the duration and severity of symptoms from an average of 7 days to 4 days according to a report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15 March 2008.
Zinc is essential for immune function and deficiency is common due to dietary factors. We offer a simple taste test that can indicate if you are zinc deficient.
The Ayurvedic herbal tonic, Chyawanprash, is also recommended to build immunity and ward of colds