Vitacost Zinc Gluconate / Picolinate Description
A combination of two forms of zinc that are easily absorbed.* Helps maintain healthy reproductive and immune systems.*
What is zinc?
Zinc is a trace mineral essential for proper growth, development and reproduction, as well as numerous body processes, from eye health to immune function to regulation of appetite, taste and smell.* It’s also required for the proper function of approximately 300 enzymes.
Zinc is necessary for the formation of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is an important free radical scavenger in the body.* It’s also an antioxidant, meaning it helps protect healthy cells from the potentially damaging effects of free radicals.*
How does zinc support health?
Supports healthy protein and DNA synthesis*
Supports prostate tissue health, sperm motility and testosterone metabolism*
Involved in healthy insulin production*
Zinc deficiency in the elderly can often accompany age-related immune decline*
Why choose Vitacost Zinc Gluconate/Picolinate?
Combines two highly absorbable forms of zinc*
Supplies 50 mg per single-capsule serving
Contains 180 servings per bottle
Better value than similar products on the market
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with food daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Vitacost Zinc Gluconate / Picolinate -- 50 mg - 180 Capsules
Maybe it's me...
...but this particular formula of zinc supplement did not absorb into my body very well. My Spectracell results showed that I had a zinc insufficiency, in spite of my taking Vitacost Zinc for at least a year. It may work well for someone else--just not for me, so my doctor suggested I try another brand. I'm giving the product three stars, though, because it may very well be a great product, it didn't make me nauseous, and it's very affordable. Just be aware that not all zinc supplements are created equal...
August 3, 2012