Thorne Research, Zinc
15 mg – 60 Capsules
Product form: Capsule
Size: 60 Capsules
Zinc Picolinate features better absorbability than many
other zinc supplements.* Supplementation
can be important for many people, including athletes who lose zinc in sweat
during intense exercise.*
Zinc is essential for growth, immune function, testosterone
metabolism, and numerous other functions in the body.* Zinc is involved in more
than 200 enzymatic reactions and plays a key role in genetic expression, cell
division, and growth.*
Clinical studies demonstrate zinc supplementation can
increase general wellness, and that it has a beneficial impact on connective
tissue, as well as reproductive and eye health.*
However, not all zinc supplements are absorbed efficiently
by the body. Picolinic acid is a natural mineral chelator produced from the
amino acid tryptophan in the liver and kidneys, and then transported to the
During digestion, the picolinic acid is secreted from the
pancreas into the small intestine, where it binds to minerals, such as zinc, to
facilitate the mineral's absorption.*
Individuals susceptible to zinc deficiency include the elderly, the
immuno-compromised, those on parenteral nutrition, burn victims, and athletes.*
Adequate Zinc levels are needed to support the body's normal production of
testosterone, a hormone essential for promoting lean muscle mass.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of
hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
Zinc can inhibit the absorption of copper. Long-term zinc supplementation
should include copper in a 15:1 (Zn:Cu) ratio.
statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This
product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.