Annals of Internal Medicine article confirms zinc lozenges shorten common colds

George Eby coldcure at coldcure.com
Mon Jul 22 15:09:25 EST 1996


Please excuse this interuption, but since you and everyone else catches 
common colds, I think you won't mind the following announcement.

Zinc lozenges as a treatment or cure for common colds have been 
controversial for over 10 years, ever since I published in Antimicrobial 
Agents and Chemotheraphy the original report in 1984.

The July 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine article entitled "Zinc 
Gluconate Lozenges for Treating the Common Cold: A randomized, 
Double-Blind, 
Placebo-Controlled Study" (pages 81-88) by physicians at the Cleveland 
Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, confirmed conclusively the value of 
zinc 2+ ions from lozenges in reducing the duration of common colds and 
all 
symptoms by about 50%.  The zinc gluconate lozenges had an objectionable 
taste and aftertaste attributed to the formation of zinc 
gluconate-hydroxide 
species at pH 7.4.  An editorial article by Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD, at 
Wayne State University (the father of zinc and human biochemistry) 
recommended using zinc acetate rather than zinc gluconate to avoid the 
taste problem.

My company has been producing zinc acetate lozenges [Fast Dry(TM) 
Lozenges] 
for several years, and they are available to INTERNET users through our 
WEB site at http://www.coldcure.com/  Click on the link entitled "Late 
Breaking News from the Annals of Internal Medicine for a report on this 
new research, my comments about it and solution chemistry calculations 
that lead to the determination of the zinc ion availability value, the 
primary determinant of efficacy of zinc lozenges in the treatment of 
common colds.

BE PREPARED FOR YOUR NEXT COLD, ORDER FAST DRY(TM) lOZENGES AND SAVE 
YOURSELF 5 TO 7 DAYS OF MISERY!

George Eby, Austin, Texas
http://www.coldcure.com/  70+ pages of data



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