There is evidence that the average American diet is inadequate in zinc. High zinc foods are liver, beef, lamb, cheese, yeasts, oysters, herring, sunflower seeds, wheat germ & bran. High aluminum, cadmium, & copper levels, or chronic diarrhea may contribute to decreased zinc levels.*
Zinc is essential for normal growth & development & life span. Its primary mode of action is by participating in over twenty key enzyme reactions in your body.
Zinc is best absorbed as a chelated complex.
Some of the functions of zinc are:
- Helps maintain healthy kidney function.*
- Helps with carbon dioxide removal.*
- Helps maintain healthy pancreatic functions.*
- Helps your liver to detoxify alcohols.*
- Brain development.*
- The senses of appetite, taste & smell.*
- Fertility maintenance.*
- Certain hormone synthesis, maintenance of your sex glands.*
- Red blood cell & serum protein maintenance.
- Muscle & bone homeostasis.*
- Skin, hair & nails maintenance.*
- Helps maintain healthy immune support system*
- The synthesis & conversion of amino acids.*
- Insulin activity.*
- Protein & DNA synthesis.*
- Help maintain normal vitamin A levels & usage.*
- Bone structure support.*
- May kill some virus on contact.*
- Participates in antioxidant enzyme systems in your eyes, helping to prevent & slow the progression of macular degeneration.*
- Together with vitamin B6 can reduce the size of the prostate by regulating the enzyme that converts testosterone to the harmful prostate stimulating DHT (dihydrotestosterone).*
- Participates in carbohydrate metabolism.*
- Prevents & reverses cadmium, & copper toxicity.*
Your need for zinc supplementation beyond that in a multi-vitamin mineral is determined by your diet, how many of the following deficiency symptoms you have, & whether you have tested low on any measures of zinc. A useful, quick way to determine your day to day zinc status is through using our product Zinc Tally.*
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY:
FOOD SOURCES OF ZINC; peanut butter, canned fruit (pears and cherries) rice cereal, beets beef, barley, beef liver, canned applesauce, whole wheat bread, cabbage, carrots, cow's milk, skim milk, clams, dry yeast, pork liver, eggs, herring, peas, lettuce, oatmeal, maple syrup, whole corn, rye bread, oysters.
- Memory loss
- Decreased sense of taste & smell
- Appetite loss
- Menstrual irregularities
- Prostate disorders
- Problems with fertility
- Delayed sexual maturity
- Growth impairment
- Dry skin
- Stretch marks on skin
- Prolonged wound healing
- Brittle nails
- White spots on nails/spoon shaped nails
- Poor hair growth
- Painful knees & hips
- Cold extremities with poor circulation
- Increased cholesterol
- Glucose intolerance
- Decreased immune function
- Decreased night vision
- Eyes extremely bothered by light
DIRECTIONS: 1-3 daily with meals in divided doses if more than 1 is needed.
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