Zinc Chelate – Immune Support - 25mg

90 Vegetarian Capsules
Online Price

C$10.99

Immune Support

  • Helps support the immune system,
  • Increases energy levels and metabolism,
  • Maintains healthy bones, hair, skin and nails,
  • Helps improve skin conditions such as eczema and acne,
  • Suitable for Vegetarians/Vegans.

Zinc is a trace mineral that is found in virtually every cell of the body and is a component in over 300 enzymes. Zinc is especially important in proper immune function, support for healthy cell growth and healthy skin, prostate, and reproductive health as well as our sense of smell, taste, and vision. It is important to note that while zinc has been particularly highlighted as the mineral to help keep the immune system strong, it is especially important for skin conditions. Studies show a deficiency in zinc can contribute to increased acne.

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The Role of Zinc

Zinc is a highly active mineral in human metabolism. In fact, zinc is the second-most-abundant trace mineral in your body — after iron — and is present in every cell. Zinc is necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion, nerve function and many other processes. It supports immunity, skin health, hormones, and reproductive health. It is widely used for prostate problems and zinc is necessary for our sense of smell, taste, and vision. Health problems associated with zinc depletion include impaired immune function, prostate enlargement, male infertility, psychiatric illnesses (including depression), insomnia, poor skin health and macular degeneration. What’s more, body growth and development rely on zinc because of its role in cell growth and division.

Marginal zinc deficiency may cause increased susceptibility to infection, poor wound healing, poor sense of taste or smell, and minor skin disorders including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Do not underestimate the power of a simple mineral like zinc as it is a tried and true nutrient that is essential for cell growth and division, immune function, skin health, enzyme reactions, DNA synthesis and protein production.

“What does ‘chelate’ or ‘chelated formulas’ mean when talking about vitamin and minerals? Is it important?”

“Chelated” minerals are among the mineral supplements touted for their improved absorption. The word, chelate (pronounced: key late) means to create a ring-like complex, or in loose terms ‘to grab and bond to’.

Most chelated formulas use protein molecules, i.e. chains of amino acids. The human body is very efficient at absorbing individual amino acids. (Amino acids are not the only “chelators” available, but they are ideal for minerals.)

Each Capsule of Alive Vitamins Zinc Chelate contains medicinal Ingredient:

Zinc Chelate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25mg

Contains NO: Corn, dairy, eggs, animal, fish, shellfish, gluten, soy, wheat, yeast or pork.

Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.