What does this small-but-mighty mineral do? And where can it be found? We’ll go over everything you need to know about zinc, including how to find the right zinc supplement for you.
What does Zinc do in the body?
Zinc is essential for many bodily functions. It is a major player in the creation of DNA, growth of cells, building proteins, and supporting the immune system.
Because of its role in helping cells to grow and multiply, adequate zinc is important during times of rapid growth, such as childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy
Zinc & the immune system
Zinc & skin health
In addition, zinc protects cells against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress may contribute to premature aging
Zinc & brain health
Foods rich in zinc
However, these foods also often contain phytates that can bind to the mineral, lowering its absorption. If you do not get enough zinc through your diet, taking a supplement is an easy and effective way to ensure you’re not missing out on the nutrients you need.
Food-Fermented Zinc, Zinc Citrate, Zinc Picolinate, Chelated Zinc
What's the difference ?
Let's look at the differences:
SOLGAR® Koji Fermented Zinc
Solgar® Koji Fermented Zinc provides 25 mg of food fermented zinc that supports immune system health, cognitive function and beautiful skin. Koji Fermented Zinc is readily absorbed and is suitable for vegans. It is both Kosher and Halal certified
SOLGAR® Chelated Zinc
Solgar® Chelated Zinc contributes to healthy skin, can function as an antioxidant, and supports a healthy immune system. The chelated form offers optimal absorption, and is vegan, and gluten-free
SOLGAR® Zinc Picolinate
Solgar® Zinc Picolinate combines 22 mg of zinc with picolinic acid. This formula is also vegan and gluten-free
SOLGAR® Zinc Citrate
Solgar® Zinc Citrate offers 30 mg of zinc per serving, and helps support healthy skin, cell growth and DNA formation, and a healthy immune system. Like chelated zinc and zinc picolinate, it is vegan, and gluten-free.
BONUS: SOLGAR® Zinc Lozenges
From immune support to skin health, zinc plays an essential role in many bodily functions. Foods such as shellfish, beef, poultry, legumes, and whole grains are excellent sources of zinc.
When choosing a zinc supplement, no matter what form you take it in, don’t miss out on zinc’s many benefits!
Zinc contributes to normal:
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, nails and skin, normal testosterone levels in the blood, maintenance of normal vision & the protection of cells from oxidative stress
Food supplements should not be used instead of a varied balanced diet & healthy lifestyle.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplements.
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