Thorne Research, Zinc Picolinate, 60 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
- A High Bioavailability Zinc Supplement
- Our Best-Absorbed Zinc Supplement
- Essential for Growth and Immune Function
- Promotes Reproductive Health
- Without Preservatives, Magnesium Stearate, or Other Lubricants and Diluents
Zinc is essential for growth, immune system function, testosterone metabolism, as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, and for many other functions in the body. Zinc is involved in the functioning of over 200 enzymes and plays a key role in genetic expression, cell division, and growth.
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 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.
Take 1 capsule one to two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Each Capsule Contains:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)||15 mg||100%|
|Daily Value (DV)|
This is another great product from Thorne with no toxic expidients and great quality supplement. I get tested by a kinesiologist for my supplements and when they are Thorne, it always shows up as being beneficial and when they aren't, it usually is a different story. My only regret with this product is that they only offer a 60 capsule option as I would buy it in a larger bottle to save on cost and packaging. The capsules are tiny and easy to swallow.
I always have zinc around for cold and flu season. It seems to help during periods of prolonged physical stress, such as dealing with chronic intestinal infections.
Zinc picolinate with Schizandra
Posted by Vizion on Jul 14, 2016
This is my favourite form of Zinc. I recommend to combine it with Schizandra, if you are a male using Zinc in order to rejuvenate your system.
Posted by 4669693988845461808 on Jun 16, 2016
It is good for BPH (prostatic hyperplasia).
Posted by 4693645470911685676 on Jun 13, 2016
Small, easy to swallow
Posted by 5559590992830793214 on Jun 04, 2016
My clinical nutritionist requested that I ONLY buy this brand (and she usually has a compounding chemist make my supps, so I know she trusts this brand). The pills are tiny and easy to swallow which is a relief when you're taking a lot of other things at once.