What is Zinc?
Zinc is an essential trace mineral and is required for numerous bodily functions. It helps stimulate over 300 different enzyme functions and support the production of over 80 hormones. It cannot be produced in the body, so it must be consumed through diet or supplementation. Zinc is an extremely popular mineral supplement to support a healthy immune system and skin. Zinc is commonly taken to help strengthen the immune system. Zinc has powerful antioxidant properties, and is packed with antioxidants to help fight free radicals which are linked to poor health. Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids and vitamin A, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, protein synthesis, hair, nails, skin, vision, maintenance of normal bones, testosterone levels and to the normal function of the immune system and protection of cells from oxidative stress.
What is Zinc Gluconate?
Zinc is manufactured in various forms, Gluconate is one of the easier forms to absorb which helps the body optimise and use more of the supplement. Zinc Gluconate is a popular acne supplement, this could be potentially due to acne sufferers generally showing lower levels of the mineral. Studies show Zinc can help promote good skin health and can increase healing time of cuts and wounds.
Why Take Zinc Supplements?
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis
Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A & fatty acids
Zinc contributes to normal macro-nutrient metabolism
Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function
Zinc is featured in our blog post:
As a food supplement, we recommenced one tablet daily preferably with a meal for men and women.
1 Tablet provides:
Zinc 50mg (500% NRV*)
NRV = Nutrient Reference Value.
Zinc Gluconate, Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silica).
NONE. (Manufactured on equipment which processes Nuts, Milk, Shellfish, Fish and Soya).