Too Much of a Good Thing?

Many people turn to zinc to prevent colds this time of year, but what happens if you go overboard on the Cold-EEZE? Zinc levels can build up in your body from various dietary sources and vitamins and cause zinc toxicity. Symptoms of toxicity can include nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea and headaches. To ensure you are not exceeding this, make sure to stick to the package directions (no more than 6 lozenges per day) and avoid taking multiple supplements containing zinc. If you suspect you may have over-done it, drink a glass of milk to prevent the absorption of excess zinc and contact poison control at 1-800-222-1222.