Functions of Zinc
The beneficial effects of zinc are extensive. Healthy skin can be maintained with proper zinc levels. Zinc is essential for growth and physical development, and for the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Most aspects of reproduction in both males and females require zinc. This mineral is also vitally important to the immune system.
Some individuals can be at risk for zinc deficiency, such as the elderly, adolescents, nursing mothers, and chronic dieters. However, most cases of zinc deficiency are due to poor diet, stress, vegetarianism, or excessive alcohol intake. Some deficiencies may also result from exposure to toxic metals, such as cadmium from cigarettes or excess copper from copper-lined tap water pipes.
Chelated Minerals for Superior Absorption
The minerals in this product are in chelated forms. Chelation is the bonding of minerals to amino acids, which results in molecules that are more easily assimilated by the body. The old saying—“you are what you eat”—is only half true. You are what you eat and absorb. When taken as supplements, chelated minerals are better absorbed and used in the body.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.