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Zinc

The most effective zinc lozenges are those that contain 15 to 25 mg of zinc gluconate or zinc gluconate-glycine per lozenge.

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Studies have found that zinc may help immune cells fight a cold and may ease cold symptoms. The most effective zinc lozenges are those that contain 15 to 25 mg of zinc gluconate or zinc gluconate-glycine per lozenge. You can get the most out of your zinc lozenges if you start using them at the first sign of a cold and continue taking them for several days.

While colds are here to stay -- for now -- you don't have to be totally at their mercy. Thankfully, there are some safe home remedies like these to ease your symptoms once you're sick.

For more remedies and cold tips, see the links on the next page.

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