Zinc (Zinc Gluconate)

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.



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Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Joint Matrix $23.95
 
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$0.80 30 Cytosport Osteoarthritis

 

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