Zicam Cold Remedy Review & Giveaway

{This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Courtney #26 and Becca #9} It's cold season, and the makers of Zicam would like to share the following "stay healthy" tips:

1. Exercise, eat right, get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and take a daily multi-vitamin.

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth during cold and flu season, especially after being exposed to viruses or bacteria.

3. Promote strong immune function by switching from coffee to tea, eating garlic liberally, and adding yogurt to your diet. And use zinc products, such as Zicam oral Cold Remedy, within the first 24-48 hours of the onset of cold symptoms to reduce the duration and severity of your cold.

4. Drink lots of water, which flushes toxins out of your body while re-hydrating your system.

5. While studies show that exercising for at least 30 minutes several times a week can help you stay healthy, our immune system fights most effectively when it isn't stressed. So listen to your body when you feel sick, as a hard workout could weaken your immune system temporarily and potentially make your illness worse.


We were given the opportunity to try Zicam Rapid Melts and Oral Mist. Soon after receiving our samples, both of my children came down with a cold. While I can't say if the Zicam affected the length of their colds; I can say that they took it willingly (ours tasted like orange), their colds did get better in a few short days, and I felt comfortable giving it to them. If we get anymore colds this season, we'll take it again.

I feel comfortable giving my family a zinc supplement. The only the thing I didn't like about the Zicam we tried was that I found sucralose in the ingredient list. Many people have no issues with artificial sweeteners, and it was the last ingredient on the list, but I'm not a fan of splenda.

To help you make it through this cold & flu season, TWO Suburban Jungle readers will win: 2 packages of Zicam's newest products, Zicam Liqui-Loz and Zicam Zavors, plus money saving coupons.

To Enter: Join the Zicam "I Can" club and come back and leave a comment. **Bonus** When you join the club, you'll be able to print a $2 coupon.

Extra Entries:
-3 Extra Entries for blogging about this giveaway (leave a 3 comments - 1 with your link)
-2 Extra Entries for tweeting the following: { Help fight cold/flu season - Win FREE zicam - http://tinyurl.com/yl3jnr4 }
-1 Extra Entry for following @suburbanjung on Twitter
-1 Extra Entry for following publicly on google friend connect
-1 Extra Entry for following on feedburner (email subscription or reader)

This giveaway will end on 12/21/09 at 9:00 PM. The winner will be selected by random.org and posted here by 12/22/09. The winner will also be notified by email.

*No compensation was given for this review. We did receive samples of Zicam to review.

62 comments:

Rose said...

I joined the club.

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I'm a blog follower

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I'm a subscriber

sweepmom said...

I joined the club.

myntric said...

I joined the Club.

Rachel said...

I use zinc supplements anytime I feel sick, my mom recommended it,a nd I dunno what it is, but I haven't had a serious anti-biotic requiring illness since!

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Becca said...

I joined the club but can never print coupons since I don't have a printer *sigh* Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

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I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/6440878404 (entry 2)

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I follow your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am now an email subscriber.

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Kerrie said...

I am a follower!

Connie said...

I just joined the club.

skgaff said...

I joined the Zicam I Can Club

skgaff said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect

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I subscribe via Google Reader

Wehaf said...

YOu may want to know that Zicam has been shown to cause permanent loss of sense of smell in some users. This is probably because zinc is damaging when applied to nerves, and there is a high concentration of exposed nerves in the nasal passages. The FDA has recommended that consumers stop using Zicam.

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm167065.htm

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm166834.htm

http://scienceblogs.com/whitecoatunderground/2009/12/new_zicam_study_shows_possible.php

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/06/who_knew_there_are_actual_medicines_in_t.php

I hope that you will stop using it also, and will stop giving it to your children.

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Jennifer T. said...

I joined the Zicam "I Can" club.

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I follow through Google Friend Connect.

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I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Laura said...

I joined the Zicam "I Can" Club.

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I joined the Zicam club. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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heaventrees said...

I joined the Zican I Can Club. Zicam works.

heaventrees said...

Tweeted
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Hi - I joined the club!

Jennifer T. said...

I joined the Zicam "I Can" club.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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I joined the Zicam "I Can" club.

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Donna said...

I tweeted:
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Heather said...

I joined! Coupon just printed. Might just go buy some tomorrow. Hate colds!

Heather said...

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Heather said...

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Thank you for your comments! I appreciate all your tips, advice, and well wishes!

Angela

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