Trying to fight off a cold? Or have an irritating, persistent cough? The perfect companion to common cold symptoms, Pathway Zinc Lozenges may help relieve coughs and sore throats. Each lozenge contains 15 mg of zinc enhanced with vitamin C, bee propolis and slippery elm bark in a natural lemon flavor. Pathway Zinc Lozenges are best taken at the first sign of a cold and can help soothe a dry and irritated throat and strengthen immune function.
Zinc: Zinc is an important mineral that is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system. Clinical studies support the use of zinc supplementation in reducing the duration of the common cold. Zinc lozenges are believed to work by interfering with viral replication and by preventing viruses from penetrating into cells. Zinc is also an important cofactor for the antioxidant system superoxide dismutase (SOD). Zinc speeds wound healing and is used for the healing of burns and surgical incisions. Zinc is also involved in the sensory organs, the eyes, nose and tastebuds.
Slippery elm bark powder: Slippery elm is a demulcent, an agent that coats and protects mucosal membranes. The active components in slippery elm are large carbohydrate molecules. In the respiratory tract, slippery elm soothes irritating coughs and aids in the removal of mucus.
Bee propolis: A natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, bee propolis builds immunity as well as helps to maintain energy and stamina.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C speeds tissue growth and repair, supports hormone production and increases immune system functioning.