Poliquin - Zinc Essentials (New Formula) - 90 Capsules
Zinc Essentials provides three easily absorbable forms of zinc along with the minerals selenium and copper. The zinc chelates zinc orotate, zinc aspartate, and zinc ascorbate are well absorbed in the GI tract and support energy production and inflammation management.
Zinc is a powerhouse mineral that is vital for immunity, inflammation management, metabolic function, and hormone balance. It plays a role in cancer prevention and affects health of vital organs, especially the brain and heart.
You need a daily intake of zinc to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system. Zinc Essentials provides zinc, copper, and selenium because these minerals all work together synergistically to support antioxidant status and protect the body from disease and dysfunction.
Taking zinc by itself can lead to depletion of copper. This can lead to imbalances between the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Additionally, all three minerals allow the body to regulate electrolyte balance, and zinc and selenium are necessary for thyroid function. They also support the immune system, making Zinc Essentials a great immune support nutrient.
Who Is At Risk of Zinc Deficiency?
Low Zinc is a common problem due to poor diet and increased physiological requirements. The NHANES survey found that 30 percent of Americans do not meet the RDA for zinc (8 mg for women and 11 mg for men).
Populations at risk for low zinc include the elderly, pregnant women, athletes, prediabetics, and those with sickle cell anaemia, renal disease, alcoholism, gastrointestinal disease, HIV, and insulin resistance. Zinc deficiency is also common in individuals with eating disorders, burn patients, and malnourished children. A typical western diet high in processed foods increases the risk of inadequate zinc intake.
Zinc is lost in sweat and is depleted during times of stress, making it essential for athletes. Researchers theorize that loss of zinc during sweating may be a contributing factor to why testosterone levels are depressed after exhaustive exercise.
Benefits of Zinc Essentials
Zinc, copper, and selenium are trace minerals that work together synergistically to support antioxidant status and protect the body from disease and dysfunction. Clinical research shows the following benefits:
Supports Immune Function*: Zinc helps maintains the body’s physical barriers to disease and improves action of immune cells to defend against infection.
Improves Antioxidant Status*: Along with copper, zinc raises the body’s natural antioxidant SOD. SOD changes dangerous free radicals into harmless molecules that can be easily eliminated from the body.
Protects Cardiovascular Health*: Zinc prevents arterial plaque build-up that can progress to atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Supports Reproductive Health*: Zinc is necessary for sex hormone balance in men and women.
Supports Endocrine Function*: Zinc affects the entire hormonal cascade, influencing release of thyroid hormone, the sleep hormone melatonin, and insulin binding.
Cancer Prevention*: Via their role in regulating oxidative stress, zinc and selenium help prevent tumour growth.
Elevates Mood*: Zinc and copper regulate brain neurotransmitters, improving action of the energizing neurotransmitter dopamine.
Reduces Depression*: Zinc raises the brain protein BDNF that improves serotonin uptake in the brain for lower risk of depression.
Faster Wound Healing*: Adequate zinc is necessary for protein synthesis and it plays a role in wound healing.
Healthy Skin*: Zinc supplementation reduces the incidence of skin disorders, including acne, viral warts, and rosacea.
Supports Bone Health*: Zinc stimulates bone formation and mineralization.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value
|Zinc (from Zinc Orotate, Ascorbate, and Aspartate)
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, vegetable cellulose capsule, magnesium silicate, ascorbyl palmitate