Despite being a truly ‘trace’ element, Zinc has immense impact on many bodily functions and organs.
With more than fifteen approved health claims, Zinc is most popular for boosting immune system, regulating the synthesis of protein and metabolism of nutrients, ensuring normal growth and supporting the senses of smell and taste. It also has a big impact on the hormonal balance, which can have a massive influence on overall health and wellbeing. Acting as an antioxidant, it helps to reinforce capillaries and cell walls, fighting free-radical damage and in result slowing down the aging process and maintaining healthy cells within the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart disease.
Zinc is not easily absorbed, but more can enter the bloodstream when it’s chelated or attached to another substance that is absorbed well. Some of the most popular chelated forms of Zinc include Zinc Gluconate or Zinc Glycinate – both available in our offer. Although some researchers tend to favour specific forms of zinc – ultimately it doesn’t matter which type of chelating agent is used – they all serve one important purpose, which is to improve the ability of zinc to pass through the intestinal wall and be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Our chelated Zinc Glycinate tablets are enriched with copper, another essential trace element, which greatly enhances zinc’s immunity boosting properties as well as its ability to maintain healthy skin, hair & nails.
With recommended daily intake starting with as little as 9mg/day, Zinc’s deficiency, although relatively uncommon, can have some very serious consequences and it has been linked to various health conditions such as diabetes, infertility, nerve dysfunction, chronic fatigue syndrome and issues with metabolism. However, with Zinc more doesn’t necessarily means better, which is why it’s so important to determine whether Zinc supplementation is necessary based on medical advice. Zinc, when overdosed, can become toxic, causing nausea and stomach upset. It can also interact negatively with several common minerals, namely iron, copper and calcium, which is why it’s important to time its intake quite precisely, as it can change the balance of minerals in the body, potentially causing zinc dominance and copper deficiency.