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The Cold-EEZE family of products all contain zinc gluconate and can shorten the duration of the common cold when taken at the first sign of symptoms and when used as directed. Cold-EEZE® ZINC LOZENGES are available in natural flavors, such as cherry, and sugar free wild cherry. Cold-EEZE PLUS DEFENSE products can shorten your cold and also promote immune health✢. Cold-EEZE PLUS COLD & FLU SYMPTOM RELIEF✢ can shorten your cold and also helps relieve cough, congestion, sore throat.✢
✢Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
The core active ingredient of all Cold-EEZE®products is zinc gluconate glycine.
13.3 mg of zinc is present in each Cold-EEZE®Lozenge, and 13.2 mg of zinc is present in each Cold-EEZE Plus Defense Chewable Gel.
Some scientists believe that the release of zinc ions, as found in the Cold-EEZE formula, inhibit the ability of the cold virus to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold. Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cold-EEZE Zinc Lozenge formula was clinically tested in the Cleveland Clinic study where Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges reduced the duration of the common cold.
When taken at the first sign of a cold and used as directed, Cold-EEZE®can reduce the duration of a cold. Cold-EEZE®can also reduce the severity of cold symptoms: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip and/or hoarseness. Cold-EEZE®does not treat the flu or allergies.
Cold-EEZE®is available on our website, and in retailers such as CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite-Aid, Walmart, Kroger, your local grocery store, and on Amazon.com.
Common Cold vs. Flu vs. Allergies
The Cold-EEZE® family of products can shorten the duration of the common cold when used as directed.
Cold-EEZE does not treat the flu or allergies.
Symptoms of cold can include one or more of the following: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, thick mucus, fever, cough, sore throat, weakness, aches, and pains.
Flu symptoms can include high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and sore throat, which may or may not be associated with cold. Cold-EEZE products do not treat the flu.
Allergic symptoms can include one or more of the following: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, thin, watery and clear mucus, cough, cold, itchy eyes, weakness, and symptoms last for 10 days or more. Cold-EEZE products do not treat allergies.
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Cold-EEZE®is available in Lozenges and Chewable Gels.
The various products include Cold-EEZE®Zinc Cold Shortening lozenges, Cold-EEZE®PLUS Defense lozenges and chewable gels, and Cold-EEZE®PLUS Cold and Flu Symptom Relief lozenges.
Cold-EEZE®Lozenges are available in natural cherry flavor. Sugar-free Cold-EEZE®Lozenges are available in natural wild cherry flavor. Cold-EEZE Plus Defense Lozenges are available in Citrus with Elderberry and new Manuka Honey Lemon flavors. Cold-EEZE Plus Defense Chewable Gels are available in Citrus with Elderberry flavor.
It is recommended to take Cold-EEZE at the first sign of a cold as indicated. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside.
- Adults 18 years and over: do not exceed 6 lozenges per day
- Children 12 to 18 years: do not exceed 4 lozenges per day
- Children under 12 years: ask a doctor before use
Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist beyond 7 days.
Avoid taking Cold-EEZE® products on an empty stomach because they may cause minor stomach upset. Also, do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after consuming Cold-EEZE® products. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.
Ask a doctor before use if you are taking minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline or are on coumadin therapy, zinc treatment may inhibit the absorption of these medicines.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare practitioner before using Cold-EEZE.
Cold-EEZE®products are formulated for adults and children 12 years and over: for children ages 12-18, the recommended daily dosage is 4 lozenges.
Sugar-free Cold-EEZE®Lozenges contain isomalt, a sugar alcohol that may raise blood sugar levels. People with diabetes should ask their doctor before taking Cold-EEZE.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should ask their doctor before taking Cold-EEZE®products.
The daily dosage recommendations are up to 6 Cold-EEZE®lozenges or chewable gels for adults and 4 Cold-EEZE®lozenges or chewable gels for children aged between 12 and 18 years. Use them every 2 to 4 hours until your symptoms decrease. Cold-EEZE®lozenges should be completely dissolved in the mouth and should not be chewed.
Sugar-free Cold-EEZE®Lozenges can be used by consumers who are looking to limit their calorie and carbohydrate intake.
A sugar-free Cold-EEZE®Lozenge has about 9 calories.
No, Cold-EEZE®products are free from any artificial colors or preservatives.
Cold-EEZE®Lozenges do not have any expiry. However, they should be used within the first 6 months after opening. Cold-EEZE chewable gels have expiration dates that will be printed on the bottom of the bottle.