15mg of bioavailable zinc picolinate for rapid absorption combined with vitamin C, for supporting the immune system.
Zinc is a vital mineral for keeping us healthy and is involved in over 300 reactions in the body. We've chosen to use the picolinate form of zinc as it is a highly absorbable form meaning it's easier for your body to absorb than other forms and can get to work quicker. Zinc is chelated (joined) to picolinic acid, which our bodies naturally use to absorb and transport certain minerals.
Vitamin C has been added to further support the function of the immune system as well as zinc.
What does zinc do?
Zinc is a crucially important mineral involved in a wide range of functions in the body. Our bodies need enough zinc for our immune system to function normally. It also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, important for supporting a healthy ageing process.
Zinc supports wound healing as it plays an active role in normal cell division in the body.
Hormones, fertility and reproduction will not work properly without zinc. The reproductive organs cannot grow and develop; DNA synthesis and the division of cells aren't possible without zinc. Zinc is essential for normal testosterone levels in the blood. Men often have a higher need for zinc.
Zinc contributes to the normal maintenance of bones, hair, nails and skin and it is needed for normal vision.
Zinc is involved in normal carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, supporting the breakdown of these nutrients so they can be utilised. For example, the carbohydrates we eat are broken down to provide a source of energy for our cells. Zinc is also essential for normal pH levels within the body, playing a role in the acid/alkaline balance.
Normal cognitive function also requires zinc.
Do I need to supplement copper at the same time as zinc?
A high daily intake of zinc may lead to a decrease in copper status, because high intakes of zinc can interfere with copper absorption. Reductions in markers of copper status have been seen with zinc intakes of around 60mg/day for around 10 weeks. If you wish to supplement high levels of zinc long term you may need to consider including some copper in your protocol.
Suitable for adults and children over the age of 4. Particularly useful for those who may not get enough zinc in their diets, and for those who want to support their immune system or fertility and reproduction.
The capsules are made from gelatin, but if split open the contents are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Individuals taking zinc regularly should also supplement with copper.
If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.
This product is hypoallergenic / does not contain any of the14 major allergens listed in Annex II (1169/2011) of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation.
Each capsule typically contains:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
* NRV is the Nutrient Reference Value
✝ NRV not yet established