Zinc deficiency is prevalent in the world today, especially in the elderly. Zinc is used in approximately 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and is the second most abundant trace mineral in the body.
Zinc is a micromineral, therefore only small amounts are required in the body. However, as it is present in all tissues and sufficient levels are vital for overall physical and mental health.
Our Zinc blog post offers more information.
Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate) 25mg
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate and silica.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet daily. For best results, take 30 mins before a meal with a glass of water meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Zinc decreases the absorption of two groups of antibiotics, fluoroquinolone and tetracyclines.
Zinc should be taken separately from calcium, copper, iron, and soy supplementation, as it can interfere with absorption of these nutrients. Therefore, try to take zinc at a different time of day from these supplements.
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