Zinc is found in many food sources. It is well-absorbable from meat and fish but from whole grain, cereals, legumes and nuts the presence of fiber and phytate impair zinc absorption.
Zinc is a constituent of 200 different enzymes involving in most metabolic pathways in tissues and organs, but large amounts of zinc are deposited in bone and muscles.
Zinc is important in macro nutrient metabolism because it contributes to the normal carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism and normal protein synthesis. Zinc is also involved in the metabolism of vitamin A (contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A), in the production and excreation sex hormones (contributes to the normal maintenance of testosterone in the blood and normal fertility and reproduction). It is also needed for the growth (has a role in normal cell division and DNA synthesis) and development (contributes to normal cognitive function) and for maintenance of body’s defense against bacteria and viruses (contributes to the normal function of the immune system).
Zinc also affects the skin, nails, hair, vision and bones by contributing their normal maintenance.
A food supplement is not substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
1 tablet daily swallowed with water.
Daily dose contains:
Zinc 15 mg
Zinc gluconate, maize starch, bulking agents (cellulose), humectant (glycerol), anticaking agent (silicon dioxide), emulsifier (magnesium salts of fatty acids).