Zinc Chelate Tablets (50mg) by Douglas Laboratories is an essential trace element required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and is involved in most major metabolic pathways. Zinc participates not only in catalytic processes, but also in the structure and stability of some regulatory proteins. It provides a significant amount of zinc, an essential mineral. Absorbability of this formulation is enhanced by the chelation of zinc with gluconic acid. General signs of human zinc deficiency indicate that zinc has important functions in maintaining immune function, reproduction, healthy skin, and growth. Numerous studies support the fundamental role of zinc for normal immune response in humans. Immune cells must be able to rapidly divide in order to respond to daily challenges. Like all rapidly dividing cells, immune cells depend on adequate amounts of dietary zinc. Zinc can be considered an antioxidant nutrient. Zinc supplementation has been shown to increase the antioxidant activity of SOD, and provide increased free radical protection. Zinc deficiency is associated with increased oxidative damage. Absorption of toxic heavy metals, especially cadmium and lead, is lower in individuals with high zinc status compared to those with low zinc status. The body pool of readily available zinc appears to be small, which renders the body susceptible to deficiency and therefore dependent on a steady dietary supply of bioavailable zinc. Frequently, vegetarians and chronically depressed individuals have been found to have low zinc status.
• Essential trace element
• Provides a significant amount of zinc, an essential mineral
• Zinc supplementation has been shown to increase the antioxidant activity
• Absorbability of this formulation is enhanced
• 100 Tabs