Zinc is an essential trace element involved in most major metabolic pathways throughout the body.
Numerous studies support the fundamental role of zinc in normal immune response in humans. Immune cells must be able to rapidly divide in order to respond to daily challenges. Like all rapidly dividing cells, immune cells depend on adequate amounts of dietary zinc.
Zinc is an essential metal cofactor for one kind of superoxide dismutase (SOD), a major class of antioxidant enzymes. Supplementation of zinc has been shown to increase the antioxidant activity of SOD and provide increased free radical protection. Free radicals and reactive oxygen species (e.g., peroxides) are produced during normal oxygen metabolism and by toxic agents in the environment. Free radicals, once formed, are capable of disrupting metabolic activity and cell structure. When this occurs, additional free radicals are produced, which, in turn, can result in more extensive damage to cells and tissues. The uncontrolled production of free radicals is thought to be a major contributing factor to oxidative damage.
Increased dietary zinc may help to combat the damage done by free radicals, as zinc deficiency is associated with the increased production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species.
Zinc supports the body’s immune function and natural defenses and is essential for healthy skin. It is needed for many hormones and supports a healthy reproductive system in both men and women. Zinc is necessary for smell, taste, and vision health.
Research suggests that the body may absorb this form better of zinc than other types of zinc, including zinc gluconate and zinc citrate.
*Take only as directed. High doses of elemental zinc can cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, headache, and fatigue. Taking more than the recommended dose should be done with physician supervision.
Serving Size: 1 capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional
Servings Per Container: 100
Precautions: Zinc is contraindicated with the use of aluminum-containing drugs. Zinc supplements may interfere with the absorption of certain antibiotics, reducing their effectiveness if taken at the same time. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare professional before using this supplement.
High doses of elemental zinc can cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, headache, and fatigue. Taking more than the recommended dose should be done with physician supervision.
Ingredients: Zinc (from zinc picolinate) 50 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), vegetable stearate
Does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy protein, milk or dairy products, sodium, sugar, or starch. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.