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Product Review: Zinc Supplements and Lozenges

Initial Posting: 11/28/14  Last Update: 5/4/17
Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Reviewed by Which Zinc Products Are Best for Treating a Cold or Reversing Zinc Deficiency?

See Our Zinc Test Results and Find Out!

Zinc supplements and lozenges compared in this review
Cold-Eeze - All Natural Cherry Flavor Nature's Bounty Chelated Zinc Swanson Zinc
CVS Pharmacy Zinc Nature's Plus Animal Parade Kid Zinc Trace Minerals Research Ionic Zinc
Finest Nutrition [Walgreens] Zinc Nature's Way Zinc - Natural Berry Flavor TwinLab Zinc Caps
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc New Chapter Zinc Food Complex Up & Up [Target] Zinc
Mason Natural Zinc Puritan's Pride Chelated Zinc 50mg Vitamin World Chelated Zinc
Nature Made Calcium Magnesium Zinc Solgar Zinc Picolinate 22mg Xymogen Zinc Glycinate
Nature Made Zinc Source Naturals OptiZinc Zand Lemon Zinc Herbalozenge
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 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, caplets, lozenges and a liquid, to be sure they contained what they claimed, properly released these ingredients, and were not contaminated with toxic metals like arsenic, cadmium, or lead. Not all of the products passed these tests.

In this comprehensive report about zinc supplements and zinc lozenges, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 18 zinc products (including 8 which passed our voluntary Quality Certification Program) and information about two other zinc supplements similar to one that passed testing. You'll learn:
    • Which zinc supplements passed testing, which failed, and which offer 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 are better absorbed than others
    • The zinc dosage to treat conditions including colds, macular degeneration, and zinc deficiency 
    • The potential side-effects of zinc and other concerns with zinc, including drug interactions 

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Are supplements with amino acid chelated minerals better than those with other forms of minerals? Get the answer >>

Do zinc supplements contain lead? Get the answer >>

Is it okay to take a zinc supplement while I am on an antibiotic for a respiratory infection? Get the answer >>

Is it true that NAC can help clear nasal passages? Get the answer >>

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

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 >>

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

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 >>

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

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

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

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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