- 0.5 mg of liposomal zinc acetate per serving.
- Based around the original Immune Charge+ formula.
- Also contains quercetin, lutein, and propolis.
- Perfect for providing immune support on the go.
- Vegan-friendly and free of gluten, GMO and soy.
- 50 servings per container.
Zinc: The Most Essential Immune Nutrient?
Before exploring the immune support properties of zinc, it’s important to understand the root of its nutritional significance. Zinc is a brittle metal element which is nutritionally classified as an essential trace dietary mineral. This means that the human body requires zinc to stay healthy, however it is incapable of producing zinc so it must be obtained through dietary choices.
While the body only requires zinc in very small amounts, it also does not have any mechanisms for storing excess zinc. This means that foods and supplements which contain zinc must be eaten fairly regularly. Adequate zinc consumption can be particularly problematic for vegans and vegetarians due to meat and dairy being some of its most common food sources. Additionally, certain digestive complications can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb zinc and other dietary minerals.1
Hopefully this helps to elucidate both the importance of zinc and the potential difficulties with keeping the body adequately supplied with this essential nutrient.
Zinc and Seasonal Immune Support
Rivalled only by vitamin C, zinc is perhaps the most notorious immune support nutrient known to man. In its consumer fact sheet for zinc, the National Institute of Health (NIH) even goes so far as to state that “The body’s immune system needs zinc to do its job.”1
The reasons for this are complex and multi-fold, but they generally revolve around zinc’s role in intercellular signalling among immune cells. In addition, zinc has well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.2 The combined effect of these functions and properties is to provide assistance for a healthy immune system in responding to pathogens like bacteria and viruses. On a similar note, it is also thought that zinc, in certain forms, can be useful for aiding the body’s innate response to common seasonal infections.*
For all of these reasons, zinc has earned its place as a staple for seasonal immune health support.
The Advantages of Quicksilver Scientific Immune Charge+ Throat Spray
Quicksilver Scientific Immune Charge+ Throat Spray is a highly potent, completely portable formula which is intended to provide targeted support of immune functions which occur within the throat and upper respiratory tract. The NIH claims that zinc in capsule form is not as useful as other forms for providing seasonal immune support, most likely due to the lack of interaction with mucous membranes in throat and upper respiratory tract that occurs with this delivery method. On the other hands, this advanced formula has been specifically designed to be absorbed into these tissues.
In addition to the Quicksilver Scientific liposomal delivery system, this product is aids in the absorption of zinc by binding it with flavonoid antioxidants, quercetin and lutein. Finally, propolis is also included due to its microbial support properties.
- 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.
* 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.