Zinc is an essential mineral found in every tissue of the body. It is present in every known class of enzyme and, therefore, a player in all biochemical pathways the body undertakes. With its pervasive role, no wonder zinc has so many benefits for human health. Finding the best form of any mineral is important because unlike plants humans can't easily assimilate them. Zinc Picolinate is the pick of several forms of Zinc. It's combined with Picolinic acid to assist with absorption. Picolinic Acid is a natural 'chelator' of minerals and it's found in breast milk.
Zinc is a very important mineral for all of us and New Zealanders struggle to get optimal levels from their diet. Zinc has many roles to play in the very complex biochemistry of the human body. It's vital for our immune system - men need it for Prostate health and Zinc has a very important role in the brain. Zinc is important for healthy skin and is involved in normal oil gland function and the repair of wounds and other skin problems. Consequently zinc supplements may provide extra support for acne-prone skin, slow-healing wounds, and minor skin problems such as dermatitis. Zinc helps maintain the senses of vision, taste and smell, and low levels may contribute to problems with taste or smell. Zinc also plays an essential role in the male reproductive tract, where it is involved in the production of healthy sperm.
Zinc is involved in over 200 reactions in the body and general health in both men & women in relation to immune function and eye health. Adults & children who struggle to 'purge' heavy metals from their system can be especially susceptible to zinc deficiency. Small white 'dots' or 'flecks' in the fingernails can be a symptom of this deficiency.
- As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule daily with a meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
|Serving Size||1 capsule|
|Servings per container||60|
|Amount per serving:|| |
|Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)||15 mg|
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.