25 Ways to Beat a Cold: Suck on a Zinc Lozenge
Take a lozenge containing 6 to 13 milligrams of zinc gluconate every two waking hours (don’t chew or swallow whole). Don’t suck on more than 10 in one 24-hour period or you may get nauseated.
Why it works:
Zinc is an important mineral for the immune system. Numerous studies find that sucking on zinc lozenges at the first symptoms of a cold can reduce their severity and help you feel better faster.