I started taking zinc acetate lozenges to ward off colds. There are plenty of good things about them, but they have to be taken for several months before they are capable of protecting against colds. Still, they do help prevent them. I appreciate that because I cannot lose time from work due to colds. Besides that, colds are simply annoying to deal with. I get a flu shot every year, too, so I figured since there is no cold shot I might as well research the best zinc lozenges out there and start taking them.
Well, I did and things are fine except for one concern. Taking too much zinc can cause liver problems and can leave a bad taste in the mouth. I think that as long as they are taken in lower doses that they should be fine. There are lozenges that have about 40 percent of zinc in them versus 75 percent. Stick to the lower percentage and also take time off from them. Once cold season is over I plan on stopping using them. When fall approaches then I’ll resume the zinc regimen because they really do help keep colds from happening.
This is more a preventative measure. If I already have a cold they don’t seem to help me.