Zinc Lozenges with Echinacea and Vitamins C and D — Honey Lemon

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Zinc Lozenges with Echinacea and Vitamins C and D — Honey Lemon

 

Jamieson's Honey Lemon Zinc Lozenges provide highly bioavailable zinc citrate, which is easily absorbed by the body. Specially formulated with Vitamin C, Vitamin D and echinacea, Honey Lemon Zinc Lozenges enhance the immune system's virus-fighting power and help maintain optimal health. They dissolve quickly so the body can readily absorb the active ingredients, which provide quick relief from cold and flu symptoms.

Tasty, natural and honey lemon flavoured, these lozenges helpreduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms.

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Overview

Serving Size: 1 lozenge
Quantity: 30 lozenges


Benefits:
  • Helps boost the immune system’s virus fighting power
  • Helps reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms associated with the common cold

Ingredient Information

Each lozenge contains:
Zinc (Zinc gluconate) 10  mg
Vitamin C 100 mg (Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate)
Vitamin D3 2.5 mcg/100 IU (Cholecalciferol)
Echinacea (3:1 extract) 8 mg (Echinacea angustifolia, root) 
Equivalent to 24 mg raw herb, standardized
to 4% echinacosides.
Astragalus (8:1) extract 1 mg (Astragalus mebranaceous, root)
Equivalent to 8 mg of raw herb
Chamomile (1:4) extract 1 mg
(Matricaria recutita/chamomilla, flower)
Equivalent to 4 mg of raw herb
Peppermint Leaf 1 mg (Mentha piperita, leaf)
Ginger 1 mg
(Zingiber officinale, root)
Also contains:
Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Natural Flavours (Honey Lemon, Red Raspberry), Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Sucralose.

Restrictions

Drug Interactions: Doxycycline, Minocycline, Tetracycline hydrochloride — zinc may make all of these less effective. Take zinc at least two hours after ingesting these medications.

Nutrient Depletions: Zinc supplementation can cause a copper deficiency. Zinc intakes of 150 to 450 mg per day have been associated with low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of high-density lipoproteins. It is advised to keep your zinc intake below these levels.

Too much iron and calcium can decrease the absorption of zinc in the body. Take one to two hours apart.

Diuretics, ethambutol, penicillamine, sodium valproate — zinc intake in much of the elderly population may be sub-optimal and, if compounded with certain drugs, can lead to mild or even moderate zinc deficiency.

Alcohol decreases the absorption of zinc and increases loss of zinc in urine. Diarrhea causes zinc loss. Those who have had gastrointestinal surgery or who have digestive disorders that result in malabsorption, such as Sprue, Crohn’s Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome, may lack zinc.

Supportive Interactions: Copper, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin B6 all increase the absorption and effect of zinc.

Warnings and Precautions: Zinc supplementation can cause a copper deficiency.  Consult a health care practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if symptoms persist or worsen.  Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking immunosuppressants or if you have an immune disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, and /or HIV infection.  Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family.  Hypersensitivity (e.g allergy) has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.


Toxicity, Adverse Reactions and Side Effects: None known when taken as directed, although occasional nausea may be experienced if lozenges are taken on an empty stomach. Echinacea should not be used on an indefinite, continuous basis. Echinacea is well tolerated by most people and its use is usually without side effect. Do not use if you have an allergy to Asteraceae/Compositae (daisy) family.

Directions

Adults: Take at first sign of cold, flu or sore throat. Take before eating, a few hours before or after taking other medications. Dissolve lozenges slowly in the mouth.
 
Children 4+years:Maximum of 1 lozenge daily
Children9+years:Maximum of 2lozenges daily
Adults 19+ years:Maximum of 5 lozenges daily