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Life Extension Zinc Lozenges, 60 Vegetarian Lozenges

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Item Catalog Number: 01561
60 Vegetarian Lozenges
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Zinc is a mineral that stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes, which are substances that promote bio-chemical reactions in your body. Zinc also promotes immune function, taste sensitivity, protein & DNA synthesis, production & more.

Zinc is an essential trace mineral. Our growth and development depend on it. Nervous, reproductive, and immune systems are especially influenced by zinc.27,28

Zinc is a mineral that stimulates the activity of approximately 300 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body.1,2 These reactions are essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s most important free radical scavengers. Zinc also promotes immune function,3-6 taste sensitivity,7-9 protein and DNA synthesis,1,10,11 production,12,13 reproductive organ development and sperm motility.14-16 Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.17-19

Maintaining adequate levels of zinc is equally important to aging adults.20-22 As people grow older, their immune function declines, partly due to the decreasing size and function of the thymus gland. Evidence suggests that zinc may help to maintain healthy function of the thymus gland in elderly people.23 Scientists have also found evidence that a zinc deficiency in elderly adults may contribute to impaired immune function with aging, or immunosenescence.24-26 These findings suggest that zinc plays a critical role in supporting healthy immune function with age.

Zinc Lozenges provide premium-grade zinc as gluconate, oxide, and aspartate plus the antioxidant vitamin C in a pleasant orange-flavored tablet.


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 vegetarian lozenge

Servings Per Container: 60

Zinc (as zinc oxide, gluconate)

18.75 mg

Other Ingredients: xylitol, croscarmellose sodium, natural citrus-orange flavors, stearic acid, citric acid, potato maltodextrin, stevia extract, arabic gum, vegetable stearate.


Dosage and Use:

  • Dissolve in mouth or chew one lozenge daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.


Research Links:


Caution: Supplemental zinc can inhibit the absorption and availability of copper. If more than 50 mg of supplemental zinc is taken daily, 2 mg of supplemental copper should also be taken to prevent deficiency. Chronic ingestion of more than 100 mg of zinc daily may be immunosuppressive.


Warnings:

  • If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • Do not exceed recommended dose


References:

1. J Nutr. 2000 May;130(5S Suppl):1437S-46S
2. Biometals. 2005 Aug;18(4):295-303
3. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):370-7.
4. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jun;298(6):L744-54.
5. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):452-61.
6. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar;85(3):837-44
7. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2002;(546):129-33.
8. Cancer. 1998 May 15;82(10):1938-45.
9. Nippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho. 1995 Jul;98(7):1135-9.
10. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Mar;218(3):558-67.
11. Wound Repair Regen. 2007 Jan-Feb;15(1):2-16.
12. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2006 Aug;112(2):109-18.
13. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD005525.
14. Fertil Steril. 1999 Jun;71(6):1138-43.
15. Pak J Biol Sci. 2009 Jan 15;12(2):134-9.
16. Nutr Res. 2009 Feb;29(2):82-8.
17. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2005;19(1):29-35.
18. Nutr Health. 2007;19(1-2):85-102.
19. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Feb;85(2):614S-620S
20. Biogerontology. 2006 Oct-Dec;7(5-6):429-35.
21. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):493-8.
22. Rejuvenation Res. 2008 Feb;11(1):227-37.
23. Immun Ageing. 2009 Jun 12;6:9.
24. Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):452-61.
25. Nutr Rev. 2010 Jan;68(1):30-7.
26. J Nutr. 2009 Jan;139(1):113-9.
27. Zinc and the immune system.
28. Office of Dietary Supplements: Zinc


* 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.



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