There’s an article from the Times about a potential semi-cure for the common cold: Zinc. Sign me up for that. I am a terrible patient (like my father). Colds are the bane of my existence.
The article and underlying research point to zinc lozenges sold by ColdCure.com. I thought I’d go there and order some for my next cold. Don’t rush.
As of December 3, 2010, we sold out of Eby’s ColdCure and are not taking new orders at this time. We may resume sales later in 2011, but maybe not too. Our production capacity is far too small. Also, we gave up after fighting the nay-sayers for over 30 years.
We would prefer that major pharmaceutical companies that have the capacity to supply the gigantic need of the public for properly made zinc lozenges make and market them.
That’s a shame because studies looking at zinc lozenges have often found good results.
A March 2008 report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, for example, found that zinc lozenges cut the duration of colds to four days from seven days, and reduced coughing to two days from five. – NY Times
Here’s my problem. Even if the lozenges had been available I’m not sure I would have ordered. The ColdCure.com website looks like it just stepped out of 1995. I viscerally distrust a website that looks bad!
Is that wrong? Doesn’t make a difference. It is what it is.
I wonder how much I miss because good web design has become a choke point in my decision making process?