February 12, 2020
The common cold is just that -- common! Colds are the number one reason why people miss out on school and work days. The average person catches two to three colds a year, each lasting about a week to fully recover.
There's no real cure for the common cold, but a growing body of research shows that supplementing zinc can shorten the duration up to 40%. That's two to three days of your life back for each cold!
A meta-analysis of several clinical studies concluded that the sweet spot is between 80 to 92 milligrams of zinc per day. They didn't find any benefit to going over that amount. At Castle Remedies, we are pleased to offer you several easy and delicious ways to increase your zinc intake during a cold.
Zinc Lozenges by Zand
Several flavors available. Delivers 5mg zinc per lozenge.
Zinc Gluconate by Now
Each tablet delivers 50mg of zinc gluconate.
TheraZinc Elderberry Lozenges by Quantum
Delivers 7mg of zinc gluconate per delicious raspberry flavored lozenge.
Sambucus Gummies by Nature's Way
Each mouth-watering gummy has 7.5mg of zinc citrate. AND you get the full benefits of standardized elderberry extract!
NPR Article: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/10/803886479/taking-zinc-can-shorten-your-cold-thank-a-91-year-old-scientist-for-the-discover
Study #1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28515951
Study #2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3649098/
Study #3: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418896/