Life Extension Zinc Caps utilize OptiZinc, a highly bioavailable form of zinc. Many adults don’t get enough zinc. Supports the immune system, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), bones and osteoporosis, diabetes, ADHD, acne, and the common cold.
Research indicates older adults do not have adequate levels of zinc in their diet.15 Supplementation in both young and old adults may support quite a few aspects of human health.
OptiZinc is a proprietary, highly bioavailable form of zinc. Studies have shown that zinc methionate (the ingredient in OptiZinc) has a higher absorption rate than ordinary zinc.13,14
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving
Zinc (as OptiZinc® zinc monomethionine, zinc citrate)
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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.
- 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 exceed recommended dose
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* 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.