|GNC Ultra Zinc Lozenges|
I don't remember who first recommended these to me, but I've been using for a few years and swear by them now. Beginning Saturday night, I took one of these every few hours. Monday night I could feel that tickle in my throat telling me the virus was trying to take hold, but as of this morning I seem to be working through the usual cold cycle more quickly, and the severity of symptoms is greatly reduced. I'm often able to avoid a cold entirely if I begin a regime of these lozenges at the first hint of a viral respiratory incursion.
I never travel without them either.
Edited to add: A couple of people have asked about queasiness. The Cold-Eze lozenges did make my stomach a bit queasy but these never have. And I do sometimes take one first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The flavor of these is much better too (orange) though the texture is a bit rough and chalky, not smooth like most lozenges.