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Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review
 

Initial Posting: 10/6/17 Last Update: 3/20/18
Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Choose the Best Zinc Supplement and Lozenge

Have a Cold? See CL's Top Picks Among Zinc Supplements and Lozenges



Zinc supplements and lozenges compared in this review
Bronson Laboratories Zinc Lozenges KAL Dinosaurs Zinc Elderberry Rexall [Dollar General] Zinc
Cold-Eeze - All Natural Cherry Flavor Natural Factors Zinc Citrate Shaklee Zinc Complex
Country Life Zinc Nature Made VitaMelts Zinc - Honey Lemon Solgar Zinc Picolinate 22mg
Designs for Health Zinc Challenge Nature's Bounty Zinc Swanson Zinc (Gluconate)
Dr. Mercola Zinc Complex Nature's Plus Source of Life Animal Parade Kid Zinc Up & Up [Target] Zinc Cold Remedy
Finest Nutrition [Walgreens] Zinc Nature's Way Zinc Lozenges Echinacea & Vitamin C Vitacost Zinc 50 mg
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc NOW Zinc 50 mg Zand Lemon Zinc Herbalozenge
GNC Zinc 30 mg Pure Encapsulations Zinc 15 Zicam Cold Remedy Ultra Crystals
Bronson Laboratories Zinc Lozenges Cold-Eeze - All Natural Cherry Flavor Country Life Zinc Designs for Health Zinc Challenge Dr. Mercola Zinc Complex Finest Nutrition [Walgreens] Zinc Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc GNC Zinc 30 mg KAL Dinosaurs Zinc Elderberry Natural Factors Zinc Citrate Nature Made VitaMelts Zinc - Honey Lemon Nature's Bounty Zinc Nature's Plus Source of Life Animal Parade Kid Zinc Nature's Way Zinc Lozenges Echinacea & Vitamin C NOW Zinc 50 mg Pure Encapsulations Zinc 15 Rexall [Dollar General] Zinc Shaklee Zinc Complex Solgar Zinc Picolinate 22mg Swanson Zinc (Gluconate) Up & Up [Target] Zinc Cold Remedy Vitacost Zinc 50 mg Zand Lemon Zinc Herbalozenge Zicam Cold Remedy Ultra Crystals
Make sure the zinc supplement or lozenge you take passed our quality review and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Zinc can shorten the duration of a cold, but ConsumerLab.com found that a not all products provide a dosage that's been proven effective. Zinc can also slow the progression of advanced macular degeneration of the eye, but the amount you need may be less than some products contain — and there is a risk of causing copper deficiency from taking too much zinc!

Zinc supplements may be useful in treating other conditions including acne, depression, and anorexia nervosa, and, of course, in preventing and correcting zinc deficiency. But which form of zinc should you choose, and which products provide what you want at the lowest cost? The answers are in our report.

We tested tablets, capsules, and lozenges, as well as a powder and a liquid, to be sure they contained what they claimed and met other quality standards. 

In this comprehensive review of zinc supplements and zinc lozenges, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 24 zinc products (including 8 that passed our voluntary Quality Certification Program). You'll learn:
    • Which zinc supplements passed testing, which failed, and which were selected as CL's Top Picks for providing the right ingredients and the best value   
    • Which zinc lozenges provide a dosage known to work -- and which do not
    • What zinc can and cannot do for your health  
    • If certain forms of zinc, like zinc gluconate, zinc acetate, and zinc citrate are better absorbed than others  
    • The zinc dosage to treat conditions including colds, macular degeneration, and zinc deficiency 
    • What the "zinc challenge" is and whether or not it is a reliable method for determining zinc deficiency or adequacy
    • The potential side-effects of zinc and other concerns with zinc, including drug interactions 
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Is it okay to take a zinc supplement while I am on an antibiotic for a respiratory infection? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus? Get the answer >>

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I take estrogen replacement (Vagifem), to help relieve the symptoms of menopause. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Get the answer >>

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Are there negative interactions between the following supplements I take twice each day, as well as 60 mg of beta-sitosterol with dinner: Vitamin C (500 mg), CoQ10 (100 mg), grape seed extract (100 mg), fish oil (500 mg), vitamin D3/calcium/magnesium/zinc (200 IU/333 mg/113 mg/5mg)? Get the answer >>

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Are lozenges and sublingual pills considered dietary supplements? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements can help with indigestion and/or heartburn? Get the answer >>

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Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need? Get the answer >>

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The vision supplement I take is based on the AREDS2 formula, but it contains a lot of zinc -- 80 mg in the recommended daily serving. Is it necessary, and safe, to take this much zinc every day? Get the answer >>

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I've heard that soaking dried beans for 24 hours reduces the phytate level, allowing for greater access to nutrients. Is this true? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements can cause diarrhea? Get the answer >>

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