Zinc

The trace element zinc may be one of the most important minerals consumed in the human diet. Being responsible for approximately 100 - 300 various chemical processes in our biological systems, this particular essential mineral is one we cannot live without. [1] Zinc serves primarily as a co-factor to an estimated 60 plus different enzymatic activities, taking place in our bodies on a daily basis. Many of these enzymes directly coincide with our body's ability to metabolize all nutrients consumed via dietary foods.


Studies have shown that the human body contains nearly as much zinc as the abundant mineral, iron. Our bodies contain 2.5 grams of zinc at any given moment in our lives. The highest concentration reside in areas of muscle and brain tissue, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and adrenal glands, and even the retina of the eye. In men, zinc mineral is found in abundance in the prostate glands as well, and plays a key role in sexual development, functioning, and reproduction.


The mineral zinc is available in a variety of forms for human consumption. The biological forms include:


  • Zinc Acetate
  • Zinc Citrate
  • Zinc Glycerate
  • Zinc Monomethionine
  • Zinc Picolinate
  • Zinc Sulfate

Absorption rates of zinc vary and are dependent on the form ingested. However, medical literature reports a varying absorption rate of 20 - 40%, measured by means of whole food sources consumed in the average American diet. Additional dietary supplementation of zinc will also cause either an increase or decrease in our ability to digest and use various zinc supplements.



Products Containing Zinc
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
7 Day Acne Detox $49.99
 
(2)
$1.79 28 Acne
Advantage Matrix $27.89
 
(0)
$1.39 20 ISS
Airzene $39.95
 
(1)
$1.33 30 Progressive Health
Amoryn $27.89
 
(0)
$0.46 60 BioNeurix Corporation
Anistil $28.95
 
(1)
$1.93 15 Progressive Health
Bar $14.89
 
(0)
$1.24 12 Promax
Carb Conscious Bar $12.99
 
(0)
$1.44 9 Supreme Protein
Clear5 $15.00
 
(1)
$0.15 100 Acne
Collegiate Muscle Milk $31.95
 
(0)
$2.00 16 Cytosport
Cyntol $29.95
 
(0)
$1.00 30 Progressive Health
CytoGainer $23.89
 
(0)
$2.39 10 Cytosport
Dermatin $34.95
 
(0)
$1.17 30 Progressive Health
Detour Bar $14.99
 
(0)
$1.25 12 Forward Foods
Dyma Lean Chocolate $32.95
 
(0)
$1.65 20 Dymatize
Exomine RH $54.95
 
(0)
$1.83 30 Progressive Health
Extreme Body RTD50 $26.40
 
(0)
$2.20 12 ABB
Extreme Body Shake $37.69
 
(0)
$37.69 1 ABB
Extreme XXL $22.99
 
(0)
$2.30 10 ABB
Fit Drink Mix $23.99
 
(0)
$1.20 20 Apex
Follicare $94.95
 
(1)
$1.58 60 Advanced BodyCare Solutions Hair Loss
Gainers Fuel $18.62
 
(0)
$1.86 10 Twinlab
Genuine Brewers Yeast $6.90
 
(0)
$0.22 32 Twinlab
Hair Formula 37 $49.99
 
(1)
$1.67 30 Hair Formula 37 Hair Loss
HairTopia $49.94
 
(1)
$0.00 0 Hair Boutique Hair Loss
Heavyweight Gainer $17.50
 
(0)
$1.75 10 Champion
Isopure meal Replacement Drink $39.95
 
(2)
$2.00 20 Natures Best
Lean Body $41.95
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate $71.89
 
(0)
$1.71 42 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate Peanut Butter $48.95
 
(0)
$2.45 20 Labrada
Lean Body For Her $35.99
 
(0)
$1.80 20 Labrada
Lean Body Mass $26.24
 
(1)
$2.92 9 Labrada
Lean Body Neopolitan $41.99
 
(0)
$41.99 1 Labrada
Lean Body RTD $32.38
 
(0)
$2.70 12 Labrada
Low Carb Lean Body - Promote Muscle Growth $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Low Carb Lean Body High Protein Shake $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
LowCarb Lean Body $71.89
 
(0)
$1.71 42 Labrada
Mass Meal $31.25
 
(0)
$2.08 15 ErgoPharm
Max Protein $26.99
 
(0)
$13.49 2 Apex
Meal Replacement $41.99
 
(0)
$1.05 40 Met-Rx
Melancor $28.95
 
(1)
$0.48 60 Melancor Hair Loss
Mus-L-Blast 2000 $14.95
 
(0)
$1.66 9 Genisoy
Muscle Milk Light RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$2.33 15 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD $31.65
 
(0)
$2.64 12 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD BAN $6.99
 
(0)
$0.58 12 Cytosport
Myoplex Carb Sense(MCS) $39.99
 
(0)
$2.00 20 EAS
Myoplex Deluxe $99.99
 
(0)
$2.78 36 EAS
Myoplex Lite $11.99
 
(0)
$0.29 42 EAS
Myoplex Original $44.96
 
(0)
$1.07 42 EAS
Myoplex RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$34.95 1 EAS
Neurophine $59.95
 
(0)
$2.00 30 Progressive Health Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Prenox D7 $34.95
 
(0)
$1.17 30 Progressive Health AIDS & HIV
Pro Complex Gainer $33.99
 
(3)
$2.43 14 Optimum Nutrition
Pro-MR $37.94
 
(0)
$1.90 20 CNP Professional
Russian Bear $22.95
 
(0)
$7.65 3 Vitol
Seasonal Support $29.95
 
(0)
$1.00 30 Progressive Health Colds and Flu
Serious Mass $22.99
 
(2)
$2.87 8 Optimum Nutrition
Sizeon $19.99
 
(0)
$2.00 10 Gaspari Nutrition
Super Heavyweight Gainer $47.82
 
(0)
$1.59 30 Champion Nutrition
Super Multi $9.35
 
(0)
$0.16 60 Dymatize
Super Weight Gain $11.55
 
(1)
$1.16 10 Genesis Nutrition
Thyroid Complex $10.35
 
(1)
$0.10 100 Vitamin Shoppe Thyroid
True Mass $39.99
 
(1)
$2.22 18 BSN
UltraMet $30.64
 
(0)
$1.53 20 Champion Nutrition
Z-Mass $20.95
 
(1)
$0.70 30 Cytodyne

 

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