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Study on PPC Pharmaceuticals' EZC-Pak by Citruslabs

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PPC Pharmaceuticals

PPC highlights the worrying trend of URI patients being overprescribed antibiotics, the misuse of which can cause antibiotic resistance and unfavorable patient outcomes. Other OTC options can cause uncomfortable side effects, or contain excess medicinal ingredients that patients would rather avoid. Here, the natural option presented by PPC becomes an appealing herbal alternative.

What is the EZC-Pak?

EZC-Pak contains Vitamin C, Echinacea, and Zinc, ingredients recognized for their potential to boost immune system action, but rarely studied together in the specific context of URI's. Their EZC+D Pak contains the same ingredients with added Vitamin D.

How was the EZC-Pak tested?

In the course of the study, three products have been tested:

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Research for OTC Products

Over-the-counter products are often medicinal in nature, and supplements trying to fit into this niche and offer natural solutions to common ailments should be wary of the kind of research required. These supplement products need clinical trials to support their claims like any other consumer product, but they must also be extra careful not to market their formula to mislead consumers. Supplement brands are not allowed to claim that their products treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness (as mandated by the FDA and the FTC). As such, clinical research is critical to clearly highlight the actual effects of your product on minor illness symptoms or overall wellbeing.

Benefits of Clinical Research for PPC Pharmaceuticals and Other Brands

As with all natural supplements, clinical studies such as this one are key to verfied product claims. PPC provides critical support for their formula's efficacy by pursuing qualitative and quantitative user data.

Study results for PPC Pharma's EZC-Pak

PPC Pharmaceuticals

Both EZC and EZC+ had fewer days of symptoms associated with their upper respiratory infections compared to the placebo condition. These numbers are substantial and indicate that participants rated the product as beneficial. The large majority of the participants believe that the product shortened their symptoms and eased the severity of their symptoms.

About Citruslabs

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