Monday, February 9, 2015

Consumer Critique: EZC Pak

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

There's a new supplement product available called the EZC Pak. The EZC Pak is a physician-formulated 5-day tapered immune support pack composed of organic Echinacea, zinc, and vitamin C conceived as a tangible solution to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. The formulation is based on the best available evidence in its core components. 

EZC Pak is available online at for $19.99 and will be available at additional online retailers and an expanding number of physical stores in early 2015. 

EZC Pak was created by Dr. Sarath Malepati, a Los Angeles-based physician and Medical Director of the PPC Group. It is designed to help relieve patient pressure for unnecessary prescriptions, while maintaining or improving patient satisfaction by supporting the immune system. The EZC Pak is NOT an antibiotic replacement, but rather a product created to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in order to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics when they are medically necessary.

The PPC Group is a California health product design team focused on improving patient care and public health through expanding transparency and knowledge transfer between clinicians and patients. You can learn more about the EZC Pak and Dr. Malepati’s story  or the information for care providers.

I really don't like the idea of taking drugs. As much as possible, I try to use ways for my body to heal itself. I have found a lot of success in the past taking zinc-based remedies, and this was no different. My husband is gradually starting to come around, as he notices how much more quickly my colds go away, even though he tends to favor more traditional OTC drugs!

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