Zinc Gluconate Powder
Zinc supplements are traditionally used as a treatment for Zinc deficiency and also to keep subjects on a path towards normal growth if there are any hormone imbalances preventing someone from developing properly. Those that have below average levels of Zinc will have negative symptoms such as poor night vision, slower healing after sustaining wounds, a reduction in the senses of both smell and taste, and a lack of development in the reproductive organs (if the person is younger or still developing). Reduction of Zinc levels in children can stunt growth, cause greater receptiveness to infection and disease, and inhibit sexual growth. There are around 800,000 deaths per year reported where zinc deficiency was either a direct or indirect cause.
In fact, Zinc deficiency is credited with being the fifth highest risk factor id disease development. This is how important Zinc is to the immune system. Some countries have an at risk population of over 70% and even estimates on the lower end report that a quarter of the entire world's population may be at risk of developing Zinc deficiency.
Health Benefits Provided by Zinc Gluconate
Zinc itself is an antioxidant and can protect healthy cells in the body from sustaining damage due to free radicals. Zinc is also an important component in many different enzymatic reactions which contribute to the regularity of the body's development. Operations such as protein synthesis, metabolism of energy, and hormone levels (which in themselves can contribute to a great deal of important bodily growth) are all facilitated by Zinc. Specifically, Collagen, and Vitamin A are both dependent upon Zinc for their metabolism. Zinc also affects the ability to taste and smell, the appetite, and the levels of Vitamin E found in the blood. Zinc is commonly used to protect the skin, and as an antiseptic.
Supplement FactsServing size: 450 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate)... 64 mg||426%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.
As a dietary supplement, take 225mg to 450mg per day, or as directed by physician. Individual uses vary.
Serving Size & Timing
The suggested serving size for this supplement is between 225 and 450mg per day. The highest 450mg serving size should not be exceeded under any circumstances. The FDA recommendation for zinc is 15mg per day. Since this supplement is made up of only 13% zinc, this means taking a 450mg serving will only equal out to about 60mg elemental zinc.
CONCENTRATION OF ZINC GLUCONATE
This vegan-friendly, non-irradiated supplement contains no artificial additives.
ZINC GLUCONATE SIDE EFFECTS
As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, this product is considered safe. However, taking too much Zinc can have an adverse effect on the body's ability to absorb copper and iron. It is recommended that you supplement iron and copper as well, with an emphasis on the copper, if you are taking more than 50 mg of elemental zinc per day.
Taking too much Zinc may also harm the immune system and even affect the body's absorption of prescription drugs. This is why suggested serving sizes should always be followed.
This supplement is only partially soluble in water and will have a cloudy texture when mixed. However, it is perfectly safe to do so and may be mixed with water or juice and then consumed. The supplement has a slightly sour taste to it, so it may be best to mix with a sweet juice. It should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat and moisture.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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