Viridian Zinc Citrate 15mg
Zinc is an essential nutrient for the body, contributing to many functions.
It is needed for the normal operation of the immune system, helping the body to fight off pathogens. Zinc is also crucial for the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails, as well as bone strength and normal vision.
Bound with citric acid to make it stable, Zinc Citrate is a potent and absorbable form of this essential nutrient. The copper free formula is ideal for people who already achieve high levels of copper intake or have copper sensitivity.
The Zinc Citrate is formulated in a natural wholefood base of spirulina, alfalfa and bilberry and encapsulated into micro caps, making them easy to swallow.
- Copper free formulation
- 100% active ingredients with no fillers, binders or nasties
- Suitable for vegans
- GMO free, palm oil free, never animal tested, ethically made
Directions: As a food supplement take one capsule daily with food or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
One vegan capsule provides:
|Zinc (as citrate)||15mg||150|
|In a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry|
|Vegan (HMPC) Capsule||40mg|
Zinc is found in every cell of the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. In fact, zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. The average body contains a total of 1.4 to 2.5 grams of zinc, where it is stored primarily in muscle 65% of the total is highly concentrated in red and white blood cells. Other tissues with high zinc concentrations include bone, skin, kidneys, liver, pancreas, retina and prostate.
IMMUNE FUNCTION – zinc is involved in virtually every aspect of immunity. Zinc supplementation produced a significant restoration of serum thymulin (a hormone produced by the thymus gland). Typically, as we age the level of thymulin and other immune enhancing thymus hormones decrease. The reduction of these hormones leads to an impaired immune system.
ANTI-VIRAL– Zinc like vitamin C, also possesses direct antiviral action. This includes antiviral activity against several viruses that cause the common cold.
A double blind trial demonstrated lozenge’s containing zinc significantly reduced the average duration of the common cold by seven days.
ANTI INFLAMMATORY – Zinc possesses antioxidant effects and functions in the antioxidant, super oxide dismutase (SOD).
Zinc levels are found reduced in-patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and several studies have used zinc in RA showing a therapeutic effect.
MALE SEXUAL FUNCTION – Zinc used in virtually every aspect of male reproduction, including hormone metabolism, sperm formation and sperm motility.
ACNE – Several double blind studies have shown zinc yields similar results to tetracycline in superficial acne and superior results in deeper acne. Zinc is required for the effective release and utilisation of vitamin A from liver storage. Vitamin A is a highly beneficial nutrient in acne treatment protocols.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – Zinc deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the elderly and may be a major factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The end result of a zinc deficiency could mean the destruction of nerve cells and the formation of neuro - fibrillary tangles and plaques. The levels of zinc in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid in-patients with Alzheimer’s disease are markedly decreased.