What happens when you mix a necessary nutrient with a mucolytic that helps relieve symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI) or simply put, cough? You have one unique drug that will aid your return to health in no time.
Such is the unique formulation of Solmux Advance, an over-the-counter medicine that provides complementary action against Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI) addressing both sticky, hard to expel phlegm and lowered immunity when one is sick.
In sync with zinc
According to the National Institutes of Health, “zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy. It is found in cells throughout the body and it helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the generic material in all cells.”
“Foods like red meat, poultry, oysters and other seafood, and fortified breakfast cereals are good sources of zinc as well as beans, nuts, whole grains, and dairy products.”
“The body's immune system needs zinc to do its job. Older people and children who have low levels of zinc might have a higher risk of getting pneumonia and other infections.”
Power of two
Carbocisteine, a household remedy to provide relief from cough with phlegm, has been recognized as an effective treatment for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder COPD. Several studies also show that this mucolytic has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
“Combining Carbocisteine with zinc makes sense,” opens Joyce Santos, head of Research and Development of Unilab, Inc. (Unilab) while adding, “respiratory infections happen when you have a weak immune system. Zinc is an essential micronutrient that is involved in the regulation of the immune response.”
Dr. Gwen Agra, MD, a pulmonologist and internist adds, “When patients have cough secondary to infection, especially in the susceptible population, this may be reflective of a weakened immune system. Zinc levels are lowered, which leaves us vulnerable and may prolong our recovery period. Which is why, I usually co-prescribe minerals like Zinc with mucolytic like Carbocisteine. Together, this is an ideal combination that effectively relieves cough by aiding in expulsion of phlegm with decreased bacterial adhesion to cells and helping in faster recovery by boosting immunity.”
Santos explains, “A lot of lab work went into the development of the product. We have to ensure that the product is stable, safe, effective and of consistent quality. The product should be easy to take to ensure high patient compliance. We have to provide trusted quality healthcare.”
“That was the hard part. The development of the product depends on its complexity. A drug product takes time to develop and be introduced into the market in compliance with the FDA standards.”
Solmux Advance with Zinc prides itself as a unique cough solution, combining cough with phlegm solution and immunity boosting mineral, which may help in faster recovery. Precious time saved especially to those who get paid for work on a daily basis.