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Can zinc supplements help reduce common cold symptoms?

Sari Greaves
Nutrition & Dietetics
Zinc supplements do help to minimize the symptoms of the common cold and help the virus last a shorter time. The zinc supplements are available as lozenges as well as nose sprays or in gum or candy sheets.

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