Zicam Cold Remedy Citrus Flavor, 56 Quick Dissolve Tablets
Clinically Proven To Shorten Colds
Homeopathic Cold Remedy Made with Two Unique Formulations of Zinc
Great Tasting, Citrus Flavor
Quick Dissolve Tablets
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Zicam is completely different® from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. These quick-dissolve tablets, made with zinc, are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign.
When taken at the first sign of runny nose, sore throat, congestion, sneezing, aching, or other common cold symptoms, Zicam taps into the power of your own body's defenses so you can be better faster.
WILL ZINC SHORTEN A COLD?
A recent review of more than 40 years of research on the use of zinc for colds concluded that zinc shortens the duration of the common cold. A Cochrane review evaluated the results from 15 studies involving more than 1,300 participants. The authors concluded that taking zinc within 24 hours of the first signs of a cold reduced cold duration and that the symptoms were less severe in people who took zinc.1
On the basis of this research, Zinc is used as an ingredient in homeopathic medications including Zicam® cold remedies, which are used for the treatment of colds and the relief of cold symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, and congestion. Zicam® is clinically proven to shorten colds when taken at the first sign. The first signs of a cold may appear as little as 10 hours after infection with a cold virus, with full-blown symptoms appearing 2-3 days after infection. Common symptoms that signal a cold are scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, body aches, and unexplained tiredness. To shorten a cold, it is important to take action as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold.
1Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Feb 16;(2):CD001364
You know your body. Take Zicam when you feel a cold coming on.
Cold is Here
Zicam is clinically proven to shorten a cold when you take it at the first sign. So, take Zicam Cold Remedy every 2-3 hours and use until symptoms are gone. Use as directed.
After a Cold
You’re back on your feet now, but get ready for next time. Stock up now so you have Zicam on hand when you get your next cold.
What causes the common cold?
Colds are caused by viruses. Colds are the most common viral infection, and they are the most common reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Each year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.*
Why is the common cold so common?
The main reason colds are so common is that there are more than 200 different viruses that can trigger a cold. The viruses that cause colds also spread easily. People who are suffering from colds may spread the virus into the air or onto something they touch every time they sneeze or cough. If you touch a surface that’s carrying a cold virus and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, there is a chance you could become infected.
The easiest and most effective ways to prevent a cold are to wash your hands and stay away from people with colds. Clean hands can stop germs such as the cold virus from spreading from one person to another.
What are the first signs of a cold?
You may notice the first signs of a cold as little as ten hours after being infected with a cold virus, with full-blown symptoms 2-3 days after infection. Common symptoms that signal a cold are scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, body aches and unexplained tiredness. To shorten a cold, it’s important to take action as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold, or what we call a Pre-Cold®.
How long is a cold contagious?
People who have a cold are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold. After the first week, colds are usually not contagious.*
How does zinc shorten a cold?
While the exact mechanism of action has not been determined, the efficacy of zinc in reducing the duration of a cold, when taken at the first sign of a cold, is supported by multiple clinical trials.
* MedlinePlus. Common Cold. Available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000678.htm. Accessed July 14, 2014