Compare Be Healthy! Be Happy! zinc Immune Support Lozenges to common cold medicines

December 26, 2016

Compare Be Healthy! Be Happy! zinc Immune Support Lozenges to Emergen-C, Mucinex, and DayQuil cold remedies

 Products:Be Healthy! Be Happy!Emergen-C SuperMucinex-DDayQuil Severe
Active IngredientsSee belowSee belowSee belowSee below
Proven to shorten the duration and severity of the common cold* [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]YesNoNoNo
Decongestant, cough suppressant, analgesicNoNoYesYes
Ingredients found naturally in natureYesYesNo – manufactured chemicalsNo – manufactured chemicals
Metallic tasteYesNoNoNo
Liver toxicNoNoNoYes
Blurred visionNoNoNoYes
Irregular heartNoNoYesNo
Difficult urinationNoNoNoYes
Increased blood pressureNoNoYesNo
Labored breathingNoNoNoYes
Active Ingredients:
Be Healthy! Be Happy!Zinc acetateZinc gluconateSelenium selenite
Emergen-C SuperVitamin CVitamin B1, B2, B5Vitamin B9, B12Manganese
DayQuil SevereAcetaminophenGuaifenesinDextromethorphanPhenylephrine

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure or treat any disease.

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[2] Science, M., 2012. Zinc for the treatment of the common cold: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, CMAJ, 184(10), pp. E551-E561.

[3] Hemilä, H., 2011. Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of colds: a systematic review. The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, 5, pp. 51-58.

[4] Prasad, A., 2008. Duration and severity of symptoms and levels of plasma interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor, and adhesion molecules in patients with common cold treated with zinc acetate. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 197, pp. 795-802.

[5] Prasad, A., 2000. Duration of symptoms and plasma cytokine levels in patients with the common cold treated with zinc acetate, Annals of Internal Medicine, 133 (4), pp. 245-252.

[6] Petrus, E., 1998. Randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical study of the effectiveness of zinc acetate lozenges on common cold symptoms in allergy-tested subjects. Current Therapeutic Research, 59 (9), pp. 594-607.