Zinc Lozenges 15mg

$15.00

Clinical Applications

Zinc Lozenges may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of zinc.

Suggested Use

Adults dissolve 1 lozenge in the mouth as needed or as directed by a healthcare professional. Allow to dissolve completely in the mouth. Do not exceed 10 lozenges per day.

Description

Zinc is an essential trace element in the most major metabolic pathways. General signs of human zinc deficiency indicate that zinc has important functions in maintaining immune function, reproduction, healthy skin, and growth. Numerous studies support the fundamental role of zinc in normal immune response in humans. Immune cells must be able to rapidly divide in order to respond to daily challenges. Like all rapidly dividing cells, immune cells depend on adequate amounts of dietary zinc. As a cofactor of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), zinc is an antioxidant nutrient.

Zinc supplementation increases the antioxidant activity of SOD, and provides an increase in free radical protection. Zinc deficiency associates with an increase in oxidative damage. Absorption of toxic heavy metals, especially cadmium and lead, is lower individuals with high zinc status in comparison to those with low zinc status. The body pool of readily available zinc appears to be small, which renders the body susceptible to deficiency and therefore dependent on a steady dietary supply of bioavailable zinc. While typical zinc intakes in U.S. adults are between 10 and 15 mg per day, which approach RDA, intakes in the elderly are often low. Pregnant women are also at risk for zinc deficiency, since they have a higher requirement for this trace element. Similarly, vegetarians and chronically depressed individuals typically have low zinc status.

Clinical Applications

Zinc Lozenges may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of zinc.

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Suggested Use

Adults dissolve 1 lozenge in the mouth as needed or as directed by a healthcare professional. Allow to dissolve completely in the mouth. Do not exceed 10 lozenges per day.

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