This product contains the antioxidant ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and the mineral zinc.
It’s used as a dietary supplement to provide vitamins and minerals that your body doesn’t take in through foods alone.
Vitamin C and zinc play important roles in providing adequate nutrition and immune defense.
This supplement may be given to prevent or treat certain deficiencies caused by poor nutrition, different diseases, medications, or pregnancy.
Some people also take it to reduce the severity of symptoms associated with the common cold or to promote overall wellness, though there is no evidence that the average American needs to take these supplements to maintain or improve health.
Vitamin C plus zinc is typically sold as an over-the-counter (OTC) product.