Gastro-Intestinal; Immune Health; Mens Health; Skin Health;
Opti L-Zinc ®
L-OptiZinc® is a patented form of zinc complexed with the amino acid
methionine in order
to be better absorbed and retained longer, compared to several other
forms of zinc tested. As Zinc reduces the body’s ability to utilize the essential mineral, copper, 300 mcg of copper has been added.
Bone/Joint Health & Zinc: Zinc has anti-inflammatory properties,
probably due to its antioxidant activity in the enzyme superoxide dismutase.
In a double blind study, patients taking 220 mg of zinc sulfate three times
daily gained improvement in joint swelling, morning stiffness, walking time
and the patient's own impression of overall disease activity.
Zinc enhances vitamin D activity and is essential for bone formation. Women with higher zinc intakes have greater forearm bone mineral content.
Common cold & Zinc:
Zinc is a trace mineral, critical for optimum
immune system function and vital in
helping cells of the immune system multiply. Zinc gluconate lozenges substantially reduce the symptoms (coughing, headache, hoarseness, congestion, nasal draining and sore throat) and the duration of the common cold.
Gastro-Intestinal Health & Zinc: Zinc sulfate (220 mg three times per day) decreased pain and reduced the size of gastric ulcers much faster than placebo controls
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease improve rapidly with zinc supplementation ranging from 210 mg/d to 750 mg/d of zinc sulfate.
Mens Health & Zinc: Zinc supplementation is especially important for men's health:
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH): Zinc reduces the conversion of
testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) thereby decreasing hyperplastic growth
in the prostate gland.
enhances male potency and sex drive
promotes male fertility
shows that men lose approximately 5mg of zinc per ejaculation!
Skin Health & Zinc: Numerous studies report low zinc levels in individuals with acne, and oral zinc supplementation helps a substantial number of these patients.
Individuals with eczema and psoriasis are frequently found to have low zinc levels.
Zinc supplementation also speeds wound healing and topical applications speeds the healing of open wounds.
Visual Health & Zinc: Two zinc-dependent enzymes are required for vision; AMD patients taking 80 mg/d of zinc for two years had much less vision loss than controls. Zinc aids in the prevention of cataract formation and optic neuritis (inflamed optic nerve). In addition, it activates vitamin A to improve night vision