Benefits of Enhanced Zinc Lozenges
- Supports the immune system.
- May reduce the length and symptoms of a cold.
- Recommended by WHO and UNICEF to help in the reduction of pediatric diarrhea.
Zinc is found in the cells of the body and is needed for a strong and healthy immune system. It assists in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates.
Zinc has been studied and found to be a critical new intervention for treating diarrheal episodes in children. Many children become critical from severe dehydration when diarreah will not subside. In fact, acute diarrhea remains the leading cause of childhood deaths, despite the success of oral rehydration therapy. Zinc, in combination with low osmolarity oral rehydration solutions / salts (ORS), can reduce the severity of diarrheal episodes for up to three months. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend daily 20 mg zinc supplements for 10-14 days for children with acute diarrhea, and 10 mg per day for infants under six months old.2
Symptoms of zinc deficiency are:
- Recurring or frequent infections
- Thinning or the loss of hair
- A poor appetite
- Issues with the senses such as; sense of taste or smell.
- Slow healing of wounds
Recent experts have found that taking zinc within 24 hours of developing a cold may help to reduce symptoms and shorten the length of the cold. 1
|Serving Size: 1 vegetarian lozenge |
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving|
|Total Carbohydrate |
|5 g |
|Zinc (as zinc acetate)||18.75 mg|
|Other Ingredients: dextrose, peppermint flavor, stearic acid, vegetable stearate, silica.|
Dosage and Use:
- Completely dissolve in mouth one (1) lozenge every 2 wakeful hours, not to exceed 8 lozenges per day, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- Do not use for more than 3 consecutive days.
- Do not chew or swallow lozenge.
- May cause nausea if taken on empty stomach.
- Supplemental zinc can inhibit the absorption and availability of copper. If more than 50 mg of supplemental zinc is taken daily on a chronic basis, 2 mg of supplemental copper should also be taken to prevent copper deficiency. Chronic ingestion of more than 100 mg of zinc daily may be immunosuppressive for some aspects of T-cell and NK cell function.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Zinc in the Diet
2. Zinc for Acute Diarrhea in Children
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5. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:245-52.
6. J Infect Dis. 2008;197:795-802.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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