- Taking 15 mg of zinc sulfate within 24 hours of the start of your cold may shorten the length and severity of your cold.
- Taking 15 mg throughout the winter may lower your chances of a getting a cold.
- Check with your doctor first before taking zinc.
- Don’t use zinc in nasal spray. It can cause an irreversible loss of your sense of smell!
- Don’t go over the 15 mg oral dose.
Assistant Professor, Nutrition Sciences