OptiZinc 30 mg
OptiZinc 30 mg capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supply zinc monomethionine, an organic compound which provides zinc bound to the amino acid methionine in order to increase the bioavailability of zinc.
Zinc is an essential trace element involved in most major metabolic pathways. 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 in 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.
As a cofactor of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), zinc can be considered an antioxidant nutrient. Zinc supplementation has been shown to increase the antioxidant activity of SOD, and provide additional support as a free radical scavenger.
OptiZinc 30 mg may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of zinc.
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
- Zinc (monomethionine)* – 30 mg
One capsule daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Orally, zinc may cause nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste in the mouth. There is concern that high daily doses above the tolerable upper intake level (UL) of 40 mg per day might increase the risk of copper deficiency.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.