Vital Nutrients Zinc (citrate) 30mg (90 vegetarian capsules)

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Vital Nutrients Zinc (citrate) 30mg (90 vegetarian capsules)

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Highly Absorbable Immune Support

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Although the importance of zinc to plants and animals has been known for decades, its importance to humans was recognized only 40 years ago in the Middle East. The zinc-deficient patients had severe immune dysfunctions, inasmuch as they died of intercurrent infections by the time they were 25 years of age. Zinc deficiency mainly affects T helper cells (Prasad, 2008). The same author also reported that in both young adults and elderly subjects, zinc supplementation decreased oxidative stress markers and the generation of inflammatory cytokines.

 

With respect to innate immunity, zinc deficiency also impairs the antibody system, the cytotoxicity of natural killer cells, and the phagocytic activity of neutrophils and macrophages, as well as immune cell ability to generate oxidants that kill invading pathogens (Ibs & Rink, 2003). Zinc deficiency also compromises adaptive immune function, including lymphocyte number and function. Even marginal zinc deficiency, which is more common than severe zinc deficiency, can suppress aspects of immunity.

 

Recommended Dosage:

1 to 2 capsules once to twice daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pregnant, consult your physician before taking it. 

REFERENCES:

Ibs, K. & Rink, L., 2003. Zinc-altered immune function. Journal of Nutrition, 133(5 Suppl 1), 1452S-6S.

PMID: 12730441

 

Prasad, A.S., 2008. Zinc in human health: effect of zinc on immune cells. Molecular Medicine, 14(5-6), 353-357. PMID: 18385818