Zinc Max

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ZINC MAX

Highly Absorbable Zinc Supplement for Max Results

 

Zinc Max supports immune and neurological function, growth, taste acuity, nutrient metabolism, and reproductive health.  Zinc Max is a fully reacted, proprietary TRAACS® amino acid chelate formulated for enhanced absorption.  As an essential mineral, zinc serves catalytic, structural, and regulatory functions in the body. 

 

APPLICATIONS:

  • Supports Enzymatic Reactions and Protein Metabolism
  • Promotes Immune Health
  • Promotes Reproductive Health
  • Supports Antioxidant Activity
  • Plays a Role in Sensory Perception

 


WHAT IS ZINC AND WHY IS ZINC IMPORTANT?

Zinc is an essential trace mineral and serves important roles in the body. More than 300 enzymes depend on zinc for their normal activities in cellular metabolism. As a cofactor, zinc participates in carbohydrate and protein metabolism as well as copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) antioxidant activity. Zinc’s role in supporting immune function includes regulating T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, CD4 cells, and interleukin II. A review of the research suggests that “zinc supplementation can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of apparently well-nourished children and shorten the time to recovery from acute [health problems].

Zinc’s pivotal role in protein metabolism translates into a pivotal role in wound healing, DNA synthesis, normal inflammatory response, and normal growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Zinc helps maintain the structural integrity of cell membranes; it assists them in their normal function and protects them from oxidative damage. Researchsuggests that zinc supplementation decreases oxidative stress markers, supports a normal response to inflammation, and appears to be a factor in balancing TH1 and TH2 immune cell activity.  Skin and mucous membranes also depend on zinc for their maintenance and integrity.

Zinc is highly concentrated in the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bone, muscles, eyes, prostate gland, sperm, skin, hair, and nails. The endocrine system relies on adequate zinc status to assist in the regulation of insulin activity and the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to the active thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3). 

 

HOW ZINC MAX WORKS

Zinc Max by Celarity is a high-potency source of zinc formulated for enhanced absorption. In this formula, zinc is coupled with two glycine molecules to facilitate its absorption across the intestinal wall and reduce interference from phytates and competing minerals.  The body has no specialized system for storing zinc, so daily intake and absorption is essential.  Phytates—elements found in plant-based, high-fiber foods—can bind minerals (including zinc) and inhibit their absorption. Therefore, the bioavailability of dietary zinc may be compromised.

Count: 120 capsules

Suggested use: Take one capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Storage: Keep in cool, dry place out of reach of children. 

Does not contain: Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.


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Disclaimer: 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.