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- Beneficial mineral essential for proper immune function, skin health and red blood cell formation
- Contains zinc piccolinate, a highly absorbable form of Zinc
- Small dose of copper added to prevent potential deficiencies
Why you'll love it
Because so many body systems rely on it. As an essential mineral, zinc plays a number of roles in the human body and has an impact on many things including brain function, immune health, clear skin and hormonal balance.
Our skin is one of the most complicated organs. In order to maintain that clear, glowing look, it requires proper care and nourishment from the inside out. This starts with a well balanced, whole foods diet as well techniques to help manage stress and ensure you are getting enough sleep. But the truth is, sometimes life just happens and breakouts can be an inevitable part of everyone’s skin journey at one point or another. In fact, acne is one of the most common skin care issues people seek medical attention for. Acne breakouts can be multifaceted and protocols should be individualized based on the root cause. While in some cases, stronger prescription antibiotics may be required, there are natural remedies that can be investigated first, and Zinc should definitely be one of them. Research has pointed to the fact individuals who tend to suffer from acne breakouts often have lower serum and skin levels of zinc, and clinically we see improvement in those who use Zinc as part of their treatment protocol in addition to adding in zinc-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds, shellfish, eggs, beef and legumes.
While there are some good plant sources of zinc, individuals who tend to follow a primarily plant based diet, high in whole grains and beans and low in animal foods, may actually be at risk for zinc deficiency. That is because these types of diets that are high in phytates can actually inhibit zinc absorption, meaning that the requirement of dietary zinc may be up to 50% higher in these populations.
Colds suck. Period. Good news is that there are some pretty easy thing you can do to help minimize their frequency and duration! In addition to a well balanced diet and managing stress and sleep, taking a Zinc supplement can help. Zinc is essential in maintaining the immune system, and plays a role in both the adaptive (long term) and innate immune (short term) responses so individuals who tend to be zinc deficient may have a greater likelihood of catching whatever it is that is going around.
Why this formula?
How much do I really need?
The amount of Zinc you need can vary. If you are looking to use a zinc supplement to maintain immune function and healthy skin, we recommend 1 capsule, or 25mg daily, with food. Your dose may vary depending on the condition you are treating, so for specific ailments we recommend working with your primary care provider or checking out our Health Assessment for more information.
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Supplement FactsZINC (ZINC SAP) PER 1 CAPSULE
Amount Per Serving
Zinc (from zinc piccolinate)
Copper (copper citrate) 1mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose in a vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water
Recommended Use or Purpose: Helps in connective tissue formation; to produce and repair connective tissue; to maintain immune function and healthy skin; to metabolize carbohydrates, fat, and proteins; to form red blood cells.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1 capsule once daily with food.
Cautions & Warning: For adult use only. Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.