***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Allergies are enough to complain about, but did you know there is such a thing as a summer cold? It's true! In fact, summer colds are often mistaken for allergies, as many of the symptoms are the same. It's pretty easy to determine whether allergies or a cold are to blame for those warm weather sniffles.
Thankfully, we haven't suffered any colds this season. (Knock on wood.) However, if a cold should show its nasty face, we're beyond prepared. I have a nice little stock-pile of Cold-EEZE products at the ready!
Here's a quick video that explains how these natural products work to combat cold and flu:
Zinc is a micronutrient that’s essential to human health. In a well-formulated cold remedy, zinc gluconate facilitates the effective release of zinc ions which can shorten a cold.Scientific theory* suggests that once a person has been exposed to a cold virus, the virus attaches to receptors in the upper respiratory system and replicates. It’s further believed that zinc ions released into the throat compete for these same receptors and thereby prevent the cold virus from reproducing. The virus dies off faster and the cold ends sooner.
Zinc gluconate is the active ingredient in Cold-EEZE®, the #1 pharmacist recommended zinc cold remedy and the best-selling zinc lozenge. Unlike some other zinc remedies, the Cold-EEZE®unique zinc gluconate formula does not contain additives that might interfere with the release of zinc ions. Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate cold remedy is free of artificial colors or preservatives.
We have used Cold-EEZE products before, and have had pretty impressive results. I tend to prefer natural cold remedies whenever possible, and am a big baby when it comes to going to the doctor. (Google has pretty much convinced me that I am dying of pretty much every horrible ailment known to man....All because I searched "Itchy skin." What gives, Google?)
Anyway, the last time I had a cold, I used both the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Lozenges and the Cold-EEZE Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief. These products didn't rid me of my cold entirely, because....well....let's face it: There is no cure for the common cold that they know of....These products did, however, help to relieve some of my symptoms, allow me to get a good night's sleep, and cut a few days off of my usual cold timeline. If you're looking for a safe, natural, and effective remedy for those pesky Summer Sickies, definitely check out what Cold-EEZE has to offer.