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Vitacost Zinc & Copper 15 mg / 1 mg -- 100 Capsules


Vitacost Zinc & Copper 15 mg / 1 mg
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Vitacost Zinc & Copper 15 mg / 1 mg -- 100 Capsules

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Vitacost Zinc & Copper 15 mg / 1 mg Description

Get two trace minerals in one convenient formula! Featuring L-OptiZinc®—a premium form of zinc that’s better absorbed and retained by the body.


What is Zinc & Copper?

 

Zinc & Copper is a convenient way to obtain two important trace minerals in one easy-to-take supplement. It’s formulated with an optimal ratio of zinc (15 mg) to copper (1 mg) in each single-capsule serving.

 

Zinc & Copper also features L-OptiZinc®, a premium form of zinc. It consists of zinc bound to the “L” form of the amino acid methionine, which promotes better absorption and retention in the body.

 

Why is Vitacost® Zinc & Copper (15mg / 1 mg) your everyday essential?

  • Easy way to obtain two important trace minerals
  • Formulated with an optimal ratio (15:1) of zinc and copper
  • Features high-quality, brand-name L-OptiZinc®
  • Contains 100 servings per bottle
  • Great value compared to similar products on the market

 

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, titanium dioxide.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Zinc (as zinc mono-l-methionine) L-OptiZinc®15 mg136%
Copper (as copper gluconate)1 mg111%
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin and vegetable magnesium stearate.
L-OptiZinc® is a registered trademark of InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Zinc: A Mighty Mineral for Immune Support & More

Zinc, an essential trace mineral, is a must-have during the winter season—and all year round. It supports the health of many of your body’s systems, including your immune system.* There are many different kinds of zinc, and as a supplement, it’s often combined with copper. But how much should you take? Which foods are highest in zinc? And how do you know what form of zinc is best to take as a supplement? Let’s take a look at what you most need to know about the remarkable potential of zinc.

[caption id="attachment_50568" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Zinc Supplements: Should You Take One? One cup of pecans provides 4.9 mg of zinc, or 33% of the recommended Daily Value.[/caption]

 

Having adequate zinc levels not only supports overall health, it also plays a role in more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in your body. Zinc can be a key component in DNA and protein synthesis, and in the growth and repair of your tissues. It supports the health of your eyes, reproductive system and the regulation of appetite, taste and smell. For men, zinc helps support prostate health.*

Furthermore, zinc can help support your body’s defenses against free radicals (compounds that can damage your DNA and cells) by combining with another compound known as super oxide dismutase (an antioxidant enzyme).*

The good news is that this amazing nutrient can be consumed in ample amounts in your diet. Common dietary sources include oysters, beef, Alaskan king crab, lobster, pork loin, wild rice, green peas, yogurt, pecans and peanuts.

Zinc is also found in grains and legumes, though there are two issues with these sources of zinc. The first issue concerns bioavailability, which refers to how well zinc is absorbed in your body: phytic acids found in these sources of zinc can bind tightly to the zinc and inhibit its absorption. The second issue is whether the soil that the plants were grown in contained adequate levels of zinc in the first place. If the soil was zinc-deficient, then the food may contain inadequate amounts of zinc.*

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for zinc is 8 mg for women 19 years of age or older, and 11 mg for men 19 years of age or older. Children’s requirements vary, but they’re the same for boys and girls in the same age groups: 2 mg from birth to 6 months; 3 mg from 7 months to 3 years; 5 mg from 4 to 8 years; and 8 mg from 9 to 13 years. From age 14 to 18, girls should consume at least 9 mg, and boys at least 11 mg, of dietary zinc each day. During lactation, women should get 12 to 13 mg, and during pregnancy 11 to 12 mg, of zinc in their daily diet.

By taking zinc in supplement form, you can ensure that you’re getting a specific amount. The best zinc supplements are those that are chelated, which means they’re bound to a compound to enhance the mineral’s absorption.* Zinc gluconate and zinc picolinate are good examples, and Vitacost carries a great product with both of these chelating agents.

To get the most zinc benefits, it’s important to take this mineral along with copper, as excess zinc could affect copper levels in your body.* Vitacost Zinc & Copper contains an optimal ratio of 15 mg of zinc to 1 mg of copper per tablet.

To support your immune system’s ability to function at its best, think zinc!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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