Zinc & Guava: Key Ingredients In Our Vitamin Lollipops & Why They Are Good For Your Cold

What’s in our delicious tropical fruit flavored lollipops, you ask? Our lollipops are full of all natural ingredients including ones that are especially good for your cold, guava extract and zinc. Both help fight cold symptoms, strengthen your immune system and help you feel better faster.


Guava extract is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and antibacterials.

Guava helps strengthen your immune system and fight off unwanted colds. It is termed as a ‘superfruit’ because of the presence of multiple health benefit nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and other phytochemicals. Guavas actually have more vitamin C than oranges and more potassium than bananas.

guava is a superfruit and has antibacterial properties
guava is a superfruit with antibacterial properties

Guava is also beneficial in curing and treating cough and cold. It can help to reduce lung congestion & mucus formation. It’s rich source of vitamin C and iron help make the respiratory tract infection free. These nutrients are also helpful to inhibit influenza virus infection.


Zinc has become a popular treatment for the common cold, especially in lozenges form. 

Zinc is another key ingredient in our fruit flavored Dr Pops vitamin lollipop. A mineral that’s important to the body in many ways, zinc helps keep the immune system strong, heal wounds, and support normal growth. Some studies have found that zinc lozenges may reduce the duration of colds by as much as 50%. It may also help reduce the number of upper respiratory infections in children. It is suggested to take 10 mg to 15 mg daily (2-3 of our lollipops) within the first day of cold symptoms, then again every few hours until the symptoms go away. Just make sure you suck—not crunch—it: “It needs to dissolve slowly to be effective so it can coat your throat.”


So now you know a little bit more about the ingredients in our tropical fruit flavored Zinc + Vitamin C lollipops and some of the reasons for its amazing ability to help fight your cold.  

About the Author

Becca Greenwald 

Health-conscientious (and tired) mama to two adorable little boys, writing from my own experiences. @beccababybrody

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