- Supports immune function.
- Provides 25 mg zinc per tablet.
How It Works:
The trace mineral zinc is involved in hundreds of important functions in the body, including sugar metabolism, DNA formation, protein metabolism and energy production. It is also needed for the growth and development of bones. Pregnant and lactating women require extra zinc. More zinc is found in the body than any other trace element except for iron. Relatively large amounts are found in bone and muscle. Its also prevalent in the prostate and retina.
25 mg of zinc (167% of the Daily Value) plus calcium, phosphorus, kelp leaves and stem, thyme leaves and alfalfa aerial parts.
Take 1 tablet daily with a meal.
It wasn’t until 1961 that researchers discovered the importance of zinc to the diet. A young, Iranian farmer who ate only flatbread, potatoes and milk was experiencing anemia, dwarfism and hypogonadism. At age 21, he still had time to add zinc supplements and animal protein to his diet. With these, he was able to overcome his health issues. Zinc deficiency in younger growing bodies can affect a host of systems, including the nervous, skeletal, immune and reproductive systems. It can also affect the function of the GI tract and the skin.
Thyme is native to the Mediterranean region, and Romans were known to eat it to ward off food poisoning.
Before the onset of refrigeration, people regularly cooked with thyme to help protect against spoilage. According to research, the active constituent thymol provides antioxidant and immune-modulatory benefits.