Three of the studies showed taking daily doses of zinc acetate higher than 75 milligrams - more than is generally recommended - as soon as symptoms began, shortened colds by an average of 42 per cent.
In several studies, zinc lozenges caused adverse effects, such as bad taste, but there is no evidence that zinc lozenges might cause long term harm. Furthermore, in the most recent trial on zinc acetate lozenges, there were no significant differences between the zinc and placebo groups in the occurrence of adverse effects although the daily dose of zinc was 92 mg.
These studies also showed zinc is linked to shortening the duration of symptoms. More than 200 viruses are capable of causing the common cold, which is why it is almost impossible to gain complete immunity.
Zinc Is Vital for A Healthy body
Zinc is a key mineral for the immune system and is important for providing natural resistance against infections and diseases. It is also essential for healthy growth, wound healing and reproductive health.
Zinc is not stored in the body, although can be found in tissue and bones. Factors such as a poor diet, high-stress lifestyles, soil depletion and processing of foods can all lead to a zinc deficiency.
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