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Will vitamin C and zinc cure my cold?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist
While there’s no definite proof that vitamins or zinc lozenges can make your cold go away quicker, some research suggests that taking vitamin C regularly can result in milder symptoms and a shorter cold. Studies have also found that people who start using zinc lozenges in dosages of 70 milligrams or higher within 24 hours of the first signs of a cold may get better sooner.

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