Life Extension, OptiZinc, 30 mg, 90 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)
- For Longer Life
- Superior High Potency Zinc
- A Dietary Supplement
Zinc is a mineral that stimulates the activity of approximately 300 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body. 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, taste sensitivity, protein and DNA synthesis, insulin production, reproductive organ development and sperm motility. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Maintaining adequate levels of zinc is equally important to aging adults. 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. Scientists have also found evidence that a zinc deficiency in elderly adults may contribute to impaired immune function with aging, or immunosenescence. These findings suggest that zinc plays a critical role in supporting healthy immune function with age.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) 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.
Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), silica, vegetable stearate.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
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.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Zinc (as zinc monomethionine)||30 mg||200%|
I like that this does not contain copper. I need a lot of zinc due to mercury toxicity. helps my hair and libido.
The product is good, but the capsule is large enough for a 250 mg size. Obviously, there is too much filler packed in there. They should put this in a much smaller capsule, which would be appropriate for a 30 mg zinc capsule, and more convenient to swallow, especially for people who swallow many capsules.
Posted by klinacz on Dec 26, 2014
Great product, maybe it lacks a little bit of copper, but still very good. The only disadvantage is that it is not L-OptiZinc form.
Best Zinc supplement
Posted by Reviewer1884540 on Jul 29, 2014
Why have you discontinued this?? It is the best zinc supplement I've used and one that does not contain Copper. Will need to look for another supplier.
Posted by 5762363155919124388 on May 27, 2014
good stuff but discontinued :(
Gut & Libido
Posted by Natural-Living on Apr 29, 2014
Great product for Gut health & to increase Libido. Start slow if you experience loose stools. I had some detox symptoms at the begining. Urine was smelly, a sign of expelling heavy metals/toxins.
Severe stomach cramps
Posted by thesmellofsand on Feb 10, 2014
Having never taken Zinc before, yet having had good experience with LEF products, I decided to try OptiZinc. Unfortunately, roughly half an hour after taking a single capsule I became bedridden with severe stomach cramps for several hours. I won't be using the product again.