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Zinc 20 mg - Bio-Max Series - Hypoallergenic - 250ct

Zinc 20 mg - Bio-Max Series - Hypoallergenic - 250ct

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Product #: 5023-250
Size: 250 Capsules
Product Form: Vegetarian Capsules
Product Class: Minerals
Primary Use: Supports the immune system and many other body processes.


Kirkman® offers 20 mg Zinc capsules in our Bio-Max series.  Ingredients in the Bio-Max series have clinically been proven to be among the best absorbed and bioavailable.   This hypoallergenic product was specially formulated for individuals with special dietary requirements and sensitivities.

Zinc is present in every cell in the body and is also a component of over 200 enzymes.  Actually, zinc is involved in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral constituent in mammals.  Zinc is essential for normal skin, vision, smell, taste, reproduction, brain development and protein synthesis.  It is also one of the most important factors in a healthy immune system.  Zinc is involved in just about every aspect of immunity, including the immune enhancing “T” cells that are necessary for immune response.
The best sources of zinc are shellfish, fish, and red meats, with oysters being the richest source.  Substantial amounts are also found in certain plant foods such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, mushrooms and some herbs.  The zinc from plant sources is not absorbed well because it binds to a fiber compound in plant seeds called phytic acid to form an insoluble zinc-phytate complex that cannot be assimilated.
A study published in 1997 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported that Chinese children receiving 20 mg of zinc supplementation daily scored 10-15% higher on educational tests than unsupplemented children.

Why might an individual be deficient in zinc?

Zinc levels in the body may be lowered by the following conditions:

    * diarrhea
    * fiber consumption, which causes zinc excretion through the intestinal tract
    * perspiration
    * high calcium and iron consumption
    * copper ingestion

How much and when should zinc supplements be given?

Children and adults need between 10 mg and 50 mg daily.  Though the recommended daily value is 15 mg, it is generally recognized that 30 to 50% of ingested zinc is not absorbed due to complexing with phytic acid, perspiration loss, fiber transport through the intestines, or because of the competition for absorption with copper, iron and calcium.

Sugar, Starch, Soy, Wheat, Casein, Gluten, Milk, Egg, Preservatives, Yeast, Gelatin, Flavorings, Colorings, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish
Plant Cellulose, Zinc Chelate, Zinc Citrate, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable), Plant Cellulose Capsule.



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.