provides 54 mg of highly-absorbed zinc,
ideally formulated using the amino acid chelate form of zinc
(zinc glycinate) for enhanced absorption, optimal utilization
and gastrointestinal (GI) comfort. Supplementing the right
form of zinc is key to maintaining healthy levels within the
body and compliance to a supplement regimen. Zinc plays
a crucial role in boosting immune function, maintaining
healthy tissue growth, and increasing the antioxidant
reserves that protect the body from free radical damage.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral important to many functions
of human health. It plays a role in maintaining cellular
metabolism and gene expression. Zinc is critical to a diverse
group of physiological processes, such as immune function,
insulin signaling, tissue repair, vision and neuro-transmission.
It is second only to iron in worldwide incidence of deficiency,
impacting 2 billion people in developing nations. Due to the
wide range of functions regulated by zinc, deficiency, or even
marginal deficiency, can have serious health implications.
Zinc is fundamental to the activity of over 100 enzymes and
supports immune function, protein synthesis, tissue growth,
DNA synthesis and cell division.[1-5] During pregnancy, infancy
and childhood, the body needs zinc for proper growth and
development.[6-9] Zinc also helps tissue repair and is important
for adequate functioning of the senses of taste and smell. Daily
intake of zinc is necessary to maintain adequate levels within
the body because the body has no specialized zinc
storage system. 
The importance of bioavailability is obvious. If consuming a
zinc supplement has little effect on improving the body’s zinc
balance, there is no reason to ingest it. Signs of inferior mineral
supplements include the use of cheap, poorly absorbed, rocksalt
minerals. Reacted Zinc is formulated with the superior
amino acid chelate form, zinc glycinate, which does not ionize
in the gut and therefore is not impacted by dietary factors and
is absorbed at a higher rate than those formulated with zinc
salt forms (See Figure 1).
Comparison studies have shown significantly superior
absorption of mineral chelates compared to other mineral
- Chelated zinc is 230% better absorbed than
- Chelated zinc is 390% better absorbed than
- Chelated zinc offers greater protection from interfering
Mild to moderate zinc deficiency impacts immune function
by slowing down the activity of macrophages, neutrophils,
natural killer cells, and complement activity.  Individuals with
low zinc levels have shown below- normal immune activity
that can be corrected by zinc supplementation. [12-13] Low zinc
status has been associated with increased risk of immune
challenges that benefit from improving zinc levels. [14-17]
Zinc plays a role in maintaining the integrity of skin and
mucosal membranes. Patients with skin weakness have
been observed to have abnormal zinc metabolism and low
serum zinc levels. Many clinicians have used zinc to benefit
patients with thin, fragile skin. 
Researchers have demonstrated that both zinc and
antioxidants support eye health in those with age-related
loss of visual acuity and general visual decline, by preventing
free radical cellular damage in the retina.[20-21] One populationbased
cohort study suggests that high dietary intake of zinc, as
well as beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, was associated
with added support for eye health in elderly subjects. 
1 or more capsules per day or as recommended by your health
Does Not Contain
Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing.
Consult your physician for further information.
1. Sandstead HH. Understanding zinc: recent observations
and interpretations. J Lab Clin Med 1994;124:322-7.
2. Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic,
Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese,
Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc.
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001.
3. Solomons NW. Mild human zinc deficiency produces
an imbalance between cell-mediated and humoral
immunity. Nutr Rev 1998;56:27-8.
4. Prasad AS. Zinc: an overview. Nutrition 1995;11:93-9.
5. Heyneman CA. Zinc deficiency and taste disorders. Ann
6. Simmer K, Thompson RP. Zinc in the fetus and newborn.
Acta Paediatr Scand Suppl 1985;319:158-63.
7. Fabris N, Mocchegiani E. Zinc, human diseases and aging.
Aging (Milano) 1995;7:77-93.
8. Maret W, Sandstead HH. Zinc requirements and the
risks and benefits of zinc supplementation. J Trace Elem
Med Biol 2006;20:3-18.
9. Prasad AS, Beck FW, Grabowski SM, Kaplan J, Mathog
RH. Zinc deficiency: changes in cytokine production and
T-cell subpopulations in patients with head and neck
cancer and in noncancer subjects. Proc Assoc Am Physicians
10. Rink L, Gabriel P. Zinc and the immune system. Proc
Nutr Soc 2000;59:541-52.
11. Shankar AH, Prasad AS. Zinc and immune function:
the biological basis of altered resistance to infection. Am J
Clin Nutr 1998;68:447S-63S.
12. Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Contribution
of selected vitamins and trace elements to immune
function. Ann Nutr Metab 2007;51:301-23.
13. Prasad AS. Effects of zinc deficiency on Th1 and Th2
cytokine shifts. J Infect Dis 2000;182 (Suppl):S62-8.
14. Bahl R, Bhandari N, Hambidge KM, Bhan MK. Plasma zinc
as a predictor of diarrheal and respiratory morbidity in
children in an urban slum setting. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68
15. Brooks WA, Santosham M, Naheed A, Goswami D, Wahed
MA, Diener-West M, et al. Effect of weekly zinc supplements
on incidence of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children
younger than 2 years in an urban, low-income population
in Bangladesh: randomised controlled trial. Lancet
16. Meydani SN, Barnett JB, Dallal GE, Fine BC, Jacques PF,
Leka LS, et al. Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home
elderly. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:1167-73.
17. Black RE. Zinc deficiency, infectious disease and mortality
in the developing world. J Nutr 2003;133:1485S-9S.
18. Lansdown AB, Mirastschijski U, Stubbs N, Scanlon E,
Agren MS. Zinc in wound healing: theoretical, experimental,
and clinical aspects. Wound Repair Regen 2007;15:2-16.
19. Anderson I. Zinc as an aid to healing. Nurs Times
20. Evans JR. Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements
for slowing the progression of age-related
macular degeneration. Cochrane Database Syst Rev
21. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group.
A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of highdose
supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta
carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration
and vision loss: AREDS report no. 8. Arch Ophthalmol
22. Van Leeuwen R, Boekhoorn S, Vingerling JR, Witteman
JC, Klaver CC, Hofman A, et al. Dietary intake of antioxidants
and risk of age-related macular degeneration. JAMA