Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that you probably recognize from the ingredient label on your cough drops.

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immunity

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hair, skin
& nails

Why You'll Love Zinc

More than just a cold-buster

Interestingly, normal to optimal levels of zinc is correlated with beauty as well. It’s thought to be therapeutic for those who suffer from breakouts by reducing the migration of immune cells to the skin*.

Our zinc supplement

Form

Pill form

Zinc picolinate and zinc gluconate

Capsule

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GMO
free

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Gluten
free

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Lactose
free

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No artificial
colors

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Vegan
options

Key functions

Supports immune function*

Supports skin health and wound healing*

Supports early fetal development during pregnancy*

Necessary for protein and DNA synthesis and gene expression and cell proliferation*

Food sources

Shellfish:

oysters, crab, and lobster

Animal products:

red meat and poultry

Wheat:

whole grains and fortified
cereals

Dairy products:

milk, cheese, and yogurt

Recommended intake

8-12 mg

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

While zinc is deemed a “trace” mineral, its benefits are massive!

As the second most abundant mineral in the body, it’s clear why zinc is so important for a healthy lifestyle. It’s not always easy to tell how much you need or if you’re getting enough though.

As more people suffer from digestive issues and with vegetarianism and veganism being on the rise...

...it’s possible that you may be part of the 12% of Americans who aren’t consuming enough zinc. Source: Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement Contribution to Micronutrient Intakes in the United States,

2007–2010

Athletes who sweat heavily can also be more susceptible to deficiencies since zinc is lost through sweat.

As more people suffer from digestive issues and with vegetarianism and veganism being on the rise, it’s possible that you may be part of the 12% of Americans who aren’t consuming enough zinc. Athletes who sweat heavily can also be more susceptible to deficiencies since zinc is lost through sweat.

Key functions

Supports immune function*

Supports skin health and wound healing*

Supports early fetal development during pregnancy*

Necessary for protein and DNA synthesis and gene expression and cell proliferation*

Food sources

Shellfish:

oysters, crab, and lobster

Animal products:

red meat and poultry

Wheat:

whole grains and fortified
cereals

Dairy products:

milk, cheese, and yogurt

Recommended intake

8-12 mg

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

Those who consume diets that are high in whole grains and low in animal products may need up to 50% more zinc than the recommended daily intake due to the bioavailability of the mineral.

Those who consume diets that are high in whole grains and low in animal products may need up to 50% more zinc than the recommended daily intake due to the bioavailability of the mineral.

Our zinc

The kind of zinc supplement matters in order to get the most benefit.

You may know of zinc gluconate, zinc sulfate, and zinc acetate as options for supplementation. We use a combination of zinc picolinate and zinc gluconate – two highly absorbable (bioavailable) forms of zinc.

References

*This fact sheet by Baze is for information purposes only and should not take the place of medical advice. 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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