Optimal Zinc is a unique chelated zinc formula enhanced with vitamins B2 and B6, molybdenum, taurine and malic acid for optimal zinc supplementation. These nutrients work with zinc to facilitate vital functions and enzymatic reactions. Zinc and the amino acid taurine work together to support healthy vision and aid in optimal functioning of the central nervous system.* Molybdenum helps reduce the excretion of zinc, and vitamin B6 has been shown to help maintain zinc levels. Each one-capsule serving of Optimal Zinc provides 30 mg of zinc along with clinically relevant amounts of these accessory nutrients.
Adequate zinc levels are essential for the healthy functioning of every cell in the body. The beneficial effects of zinc are extensive because this mineral is the body’s most abundant intracellular trace element and at least 200 zinc-dependent enzymes have been identified. 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. Practically every enzyme reaction in the brain involves zinc and so do the development and function of the central nervous system. The highest concentrations of zinc are in the brain, ears and eyes. Some individuals are poor absorbers of this mineral but most cases of zinc deficiency are due to poor diet, chronic stress, vegetarianism, or excessive alcohol intake. Some deficiencies result from exposure to toxic metals, such as cadmium from cigarettes or excess copper from copper-lined tap water pipes.
Severe deficiency is associated with skin changes, diarrhea, hair loss, mental disturbances, and recurrent infections as a result of impaired immune function. Marginal zinc deficiency may contribute to poor wound healing, type 2 diabetes, prostate enlargement, cataracts, ulcers, food allergies, toxic metal accumulation, osteoporosis, decreased sense of taste or smell, hearing impairments, blood sugar imbalances, and skin disorders including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Healthy skin
- Proper growth and development
- Healthy metabolism
- Healthy reproduction
- Immune and nervous systems
- Healthy blood sugar levels
- Hearing and visual acuity
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.