So I'm sure most of you have heard about zinc lozenges (like Cold Eeze) for helping you to get over colds faster. The packages always say that you need to suck on these lozenges, not swallow, to get the benefit from the zinc. So my question is, I have these Z-Mass PM pills (a popular ZMA supplement), the ones that you are supposed to swallow, and I'm wondering why the zinc in these tablets can be absorbed by swallowing them. Also, I do feel a cold coming on right now (that's the reason I thought of these questions) and was wondering if taking a few of these ZMA pills would be as effective as taking some Cold-Eeze? Finally, what are some natural whole foods that have lots of zinc in them? Thanks a lot!