New from Swanson: Zinc + C Lozenges for Immune Support
By Swanson Staff
What Are Zinc + C Lozenges?
Swanson Zinc + C Lozenges bring all the hard-hitting immune favorites into one delicious lozenge. With 100 mg of vitamin C, 25 mg of zinc, 20 mg of echinacea and 20 mg of elderberry extract, this all-encompassing immune support packs a healthy punch of nourishing nutrients with a refreshing citrus flavor.
What Benefits Can Zinc + C Lozenges Offer?
Zinc is an increasingly popular immune support supplement that many have turned to throughout the years, and for good reason. This essential mineral promotes immune function in a number of ways. From supporting immune health by encouraging natural killer (NK) cell development to boosting antioxidant activity, zinc is a force to be reckoned with in order to help your body fight the good fight.1
Vitamin C—or ascorbic acid—is a water-soluble compound made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen that provides antioxidants to help defend against free radicals. This nutrient can be found in citrus fruits like oranges and lemon and other foods like spinach and potatoes. However, cooking, salting and exposure to air can actually degrade vitamin C integrity, making it more difficult to get the full intended amount.2 With 100 mg per lozenge, Swanson Zinc + C packs in the perfect amount conveniently and without any meal prep.
Echinacea is an age-old plant used traditionally for immune support. This ancient remedy is helpful for immune function thanks to its polysaccharides, alkamides and flavonoids.3 This 4-in-1 formula can help keep your immune health bases covered from the get-go.
We’ve also included one of our customers’ favorite ingredients, elderberry. Loaded with antioxidants as well as bioflavonoids and nutrients like vitamin A for antioxidant protection, elderberry extract provides an array of nutrients to help immune function and may even promote cytokine production.4
These four forces combined create a comprehensive approach to defending immune function from start to finish. From stimulating immune cell production to supporting their integrity and function, you wouldn’t even realize there’s an immune health army in every lozenge given their delicious citrus taste. Say hello to your immune system’s new secret weapon so you can fight off seasonal woes with ease.
How to Take Zinc + C Lozenges
We try to keep things simple, so you only need to take one lozenge a day. Some individuals may experience discomfort taking zinc on an empty stomach, so be sure to have eaten before taking. Zinc + C lozenges may be delicious, but they are not recommended for children or if you are pregnant or nursing. If you have an autoimmune condition, are taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare provider before taking.
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1. Prasad A. S. (2008). Zinc in human health: effect of zinc on immune cells. Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.), 14(5-6), 353–357. https://doi.org/10.2119/2008-00033.Prasad
2. American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmarks. The Discovery of Vitamin C by Albert Szent-Györgyi http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/szentgyorgyi.html
3. Woelkart K, Bauer R. The role of alkamides as an active principle of echinacea. Planta Med. 2007 Jun;73(7):615-23. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-981531. Epub 2007 May 31. PMID: 17538868.Barak V, Halperin T, Kalickman I. The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines. Eur Cytokine Netw. 2001 Apr-Jun;12(2):290-6. PMID: 11399518.
4. Barak V, Halperin T, Kalickman I. The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines. Eur Cytokine Netw. 2001 Apr-Jun;12(2):290-6. PMID: 11399518.