Zinc is one of the most critical trace minerals for maintaining optimal health and function in the body, yet it is second only to iron in worldwide incidence of deficiency. In addition, the body has no specialized zinc storage system, making it extremely important to maintain adequate levels in the body through proper diet and supplementation (1).
Zinc is also fundamental to the activity of over 100 enzymes and supports immune function, protein synthesis, tissue growth, DNA synthesis and cell division (2-6). Zinc also helps tissue repair and is important for adequate functioning of the senses of taste and smell.
Our Zinc is highly-absorbable and ideally formulated using an amino acid chelate form of zinc (zinc glycinate) for enhanced absorption, optimal utilization and gastrointestinal comfort. Supplementing the right form of zinc is key to maintaining healthy levels within the body and compliance to a supplement regimen. Zinc plays a crucial role in boosting immune function, maintaining healthy tissue growth, and increasing the antioxidant reserves that protect the body from free radical damage.
POTENTIAL SIGNS OF ZINC DEFICIENCY
- Hair loss
- Low immunity
- Poor concentration or memory
- Digestive issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- Change in taste, smell or appetite
- Slowed ability to heal
- Aging skin
- Poor muscle tone
OTHER CLINICAL USES FOR ZINC
Zinc plays a key role in speeding up the activity of macrophages, neutrophils and natural killer cells which are all complementary activities when it comes to immune function (7). Keeping zinc at optimal levels in the body is important when it comes to a healthy immune system response.
Zinc plays a role in maintaining the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes (7). Using zinc has been shown to boost the thickness and vitality of the skin (8).
As we age, free radicals can impact in the retina, causing a normal decline in visual acuity. By slowing down free radicals, zinc has been shown to support the retina in order to help maintain our vision (9,10).
This highly concentrated and absorbable formula is a superior formulation, safe for daily use.
Take one capsule daily with a meal (preferably at dinner), or as directed by your healthcare professional.
DOES NOT CONTAIN
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, yeast, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Zinc may be contra-indicated with certain antibiotics. Consult your physician for more information. Do not use if you are nursing or pregnant.
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