Zinc Picolinate is one of the most bioavailable forms of zinc. Zinc is an essential trace mineral critical for immune function, growth, wound healing, and healthy DNA structure.
Zinc is critical for immune function, growth, wound healing, and healthy DNA structure. Our zinc picolinate is one of the most bioavailable forms of zinc currently available. When compared to zinc gluconate in a double-blind experiment, zinc picolinate was shown to be significantly better absorbed. Our zinc picolinate is combined with vitamin C to increase bioavailability.
- Nourishes normal immune response*
- Supports reproductive health*
- Important for proper enzyme function*
Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. Zinc is a catalyst for over 300 enzymes, including those involved in protein metabolism and the production of energy. Zinc plays a structural role in proteins and cell membranes, and protects them against oxidative damage. DNA transcription and gene activity are regulated by “zinc fingers”, protein structures requiring zinc. In the immune system, zinc is needed for many functions, including B- and T-lymphocyte activity, and normal development of macrophages and natural killer cells.
Marginal dietary zinc deficiency is common worldwide. Those at greatest risk of zinc deficiency include children, the elderly and pregnant women. Normal zinc metabolism is impaired by alcoholism, malabsorption syndromes, intake of caffeine, foods rich in oxalic or phytic acid, antibiotics and bisphosphonates. Picolinic acid is a zinc-binding ligand found in human milk. It has been postulated that this compound is what makes zinc in human milk so bioavailable. Supplementation with zinc picolinate has been shown to raise zinc levels significantly better than other forms of zinc.
Vitamin C compliments zinc. The most important water-soluble antioxidant in the body, Vitamin C supports general health and immune system function. It protects indispensible molecules, such as proteins, lipids, RNA and DNA, from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species generated by normal metabolism and exposure to toxins and pollutants.
Recommended Usage: Take 2 tablets daily or as recommended by your health professional.
Servings Per Container: 100
Serving Size: 1 capsule of Zinc Picolinate
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate)||150 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)||30 mg|
Other Ingredients: vegetarian capsule
Specifications: Free of wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Contents: 100 Capsules
Storage: Cool dry, place tightly sealed in the original packaging
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease