Zinc supports immune system function, and is involved in the maintenance of healthy bones, hair, skin, nails and vision. It may contribute to a healthy prostate by helping to prevent the unwanted conversion between hormones. It helps support the structure of the membranes (outer wall) of our cells, and is important (5) for the sense of smell and taste.
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.
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.
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