Among its many important functions, zinc picolinate is essential for growth, immune system functioning, testosterone metabolism, and as a cofactor of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. This product is provided in capsule form to eliminate binders, coatings or allergenic ingredients which may be detrimental to the user.
Zinc deficiency has been associated with adverse impacts on a number of structures and functions of the body.* Individuals susceptible to zinc deficiency include the elderly, the immuno-compromised, those on parenteral nutrition, and burn victims.*
Clinical studies demonstrate zinc picolinate supplementation can increase general wellness, and that it has a beneficial impact on connective tissue as well as reproductive health and eye health.*
Because of zinc’s essential role in human nutrition and metabolism, there is much interest in the absorption of zinc from both dietary intake and dietary supplements. While dietary zinc intake is effective in most situations, not all zinc dietary supplements have equal bioavailability.
Picolinic acid is a natural mineral chelator produced in the body. It is produced from the amino acid tryptophan in the liver and kidneys and is transported to the pancreas. During digestion, it is secreted from the pancreas into the small intestine, where it binds to minerals to facilitate their absorption.*
Because picolinic acid facilitates the absorption of minerals, Zinc Picolinate is absorbed to a higher degree than is other zinc supplements.*
One Capsule Contains: Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15 mg.
Other Ingredients: Aspartic Acid, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule one to two times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Hypoallergenic; vegetarian capsule.
ALLERGY WARNING This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
EXCIPIENT FREE This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.
PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS Zinc can inhibit the absorption of copper. Long-term zinc supplementation should include copper in a 15:1 (Zn:Cu) ratio. Additional Info: Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place. Other Ingredients: Cellulose Capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space – Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide. Binders, Coatings or Allergenic Ingredients.
Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*