|Quick Review of Published Data for Common Cold Cure|
Following are main findings as figures from each of the published double-blind, placebo-controlled reports using properly prepared zinc lozenges releasing positively charged, hydrated Zn2+ ions showing Zinc Ion Availability Value (ZIA). This review excludes reports wherein positively charged zinc species are other than hydrated Zn2+ ions.
Extreme variation in zinc ion availability (ZIA) values (negative 54 which worsened colds, to positive 100 which shortened them by an average of 7 days) of experimental lozenges made between 1985 and 1995 was the single factor that set back common cold research by 15 years, creating chaos. If you go no further into this site than this paragraph, you really should see how order is brought out of chaos using the relationship between zinc ion availability (ZIA) and its effect on the duration of common colds as demonstrated in published, peer reviewed reports of clinical trials of various zinc lozenges for common colds. For these peer reviewed articles click here.
- Figure 1 from "Duration of Symptoms and Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with the Common Cold Treated with Zinc Acetate", Prasad AS, Fitzgerald, Bao B, Beck FWJ, Chandrasekar PH., Annals of Internal Medicine, 2000, August 15, volume 133, pages 245-252. PDF Full Text Version ZIA value = 86
- Figure one from Petrus, E, Lawson KA, Bucci LR, Blum K., "Randomized, Double-Matched, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Study of the Effectiveness of Zinc Acetate Lozenges on Common Cold Symptoms in Allergy-Tested Subjects", Current Therapeutic Research, 1998, September volume 59, pages 595-607. ZIA value = 40
- From figure two from "Prophylaxis and treatment of rhinovirus colds with zinc gluconate lozenges", Al-Nakib W, Higgins PG, Barrow I, Batstone G, Tyrrell DAJ, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotheraphy, 1987, December volume 20, pages 893-901. ZIA value = 44
- Figure one from "Reduction in duration of common colds by zinc gluconate lozenges in a double-blind study", Eby GA, Davis DR, Halcomb WW., Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotheraphy, 1984, January, volume 25, pages 20-24. ZIA value = 100
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