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Description

OptiZinc
30 mg 90 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: 00915

Zinc is a mineral that stimulates the activity of approximately 300 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body.1,2 These reactions are essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body's most important free radical scavengers. Zinc also promotes immune function,3-6 taste sensitivity,7-9 protein and DNA synthesis,1,10,11 insulin production,12,13 reproductive organ development and sperm motility.14-16 Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.17-19

Maintaining adequate levels of zinc is equally important to aging adults.20-22 As people grow older, their immune function declines, partly due to the decreasing size and function of the thymus gland. Evidence suggests that zinc may help to maintain healthy function of the thymus gland in elderly people.23 Scientists have also found evidence that a zinc deficiency in elderly adults may contribute to impaired immune function with aging, or immunosenescence.24-26 These findings suggest that zinc plays a critical role in supporting healthy immune function with age.

OptiZinc is a superior bioavailable form of zinc.27

References
1. J Nutr. 2000 May;130(5S Suppl):1437S-46S
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4. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jun;298(6):L744-54.
5. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):452-61.
6. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar;85(3):837-44
7. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2002;(546):129-33.
8. Cancer. 1998 May 15;82(10):1938-45.
9. Nippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho. 1995 Jul;98(7):1135-9.
10. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Mar;218(3):558-67.
11. Wound Repair Regen. 2007 Jan-Feb;15(1):2-16.
12. Biol trace Elem Res. 2006 Aug;112(2):109-18.
13. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD005525.
14. Fertil Steril. 1999 Jun;71(6):1138-43.
15. Pak J Biol Sci. 2009 Jan 15;12(2):134-9.
16. Nutr Res. 2009 Feb;29(2):82-8.
17. J trace Elem Med Biol. 2005;19(1):29-35.
18. Nutr Health. 2007;19(1-2):85-102.
19. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Feb;85(2):614S-620S.
20. Biogerontology. 2006 Oct-Dec;7(5-6):429-35.
21. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):493-8. Epub 2007 Nov 28.
22. Rejuvenation Res. 2008 Feb;11(1):227-37.
23. Immun Ageing. 2009 Jun 12;6:9.
24. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):452-61.
25. Nutr Rev. 2010 Jan;68(1):30-7.
26. J Nutr. 2009 Jan;139(1):113-9.
27. J Anim Sci. 1992 Jan;70(1):178-87.

Cautions

Caution

Supplemental zinc can inhibit the absorption and availability of copper. If more than 50 mg of supplemental zinc is taken daily, 2 mg of supplemental copper should also be taken to prevent deficiency. Chronic ingestion of more than 100 mg of zinc daily may be toxic.

Supplement Facts

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 90

Amount Per Serving

Zinc1 (as zinc monomethionine)

30 mg

Other ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), silica, vegetable stearate.

1 - OptiZinc is a registered trademark of InterHealth Nutritionals, Inc.
OptiZinc brand zinc monomethionine.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. The number of capsules you take will depend on the amount of zinc in other products you are taking. Most people's intake of zinc should not exceed 90 mg a day.
Caution

Supplemental zinc can inhibit the absorption and availability of copper. If more than 50 mg of supplemental zinc is taken daily, 2 mg of supplemental copper should also be taken to prevent deficiency. Chronic ingestion of more than 100 mg of zinc daily may be toxic.

Warnings

Dosage:

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. The number of capsules you take will depend on the amount of zinc in other products you are taking. Most people's intake of zinc should not exceed 90 mg a day.