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Minerals - Chelated Zinc 30 mg Veg Tabs (100 Count)

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  • Quick Notes:

    • Zinc is an essential trace mineral!
    • Supports immune system and provides antioxidant support.Essential for cell division and
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    Quick Notes:

    • Zinc is an essential trace mineral!
    • Supports immune system and provides antioxidant support!
    • Essential for cell division and proper growth!
    • Facilitates the formation of DNA!
    • High bioavailability - superior easy to absorb chelated formula - allows efficient absorption of zinc!
    • Moderate dose is suitable for those consuming an additional multi-vitamin or mineral!
       

    Overview:

    Our chelated easy to absorb Zinc is available in vegetarian tablets and is derived from zinc amino acid chelate.

    Zinc is considered an essential trace mineral; it participates in more than 300 enzymatic functions in the body. Zinc is an important contributor to countless biochemical and physiological processes. Zinc is needed for normal growth and development including cellular division and maintenance of genetic material. It has been shown to help regulate a wide variety of immune function.

    Zinc has antioxidant properties and is important for proper maintenance of Vitamin E levels in the blood. It also improves the activity of vitamin A. Zinc is a major constituent of the potent antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD).

    Studies indicate that Zinc may help to control blood sugar levels. Additional studies show that zinc may be an important component of skin health. A significant portion of Zinc is stored in muscle, bones, and skin. It is also found in high concentrations in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, retinas, and male prostate glands.

    Zinc must be obtained from the diet. One of the first signs of zinc deficiency is a loss of taste and smell. Elderly people and vegetarians have a greater risk of deficiency.  Vegetarians and vegans are especially at risk for inadequate zinc consumption; certain compounds in plant foods prevent proper zinc absorption. The best foods sources of zinc include oysters, red meat, poultry, and seafood. According to the National Institutes of Health, "vegetarians might need to eat as much as 50% more zinc than the recommended amounts." Other groups at risk for deficiency include those with malabsorption conditions, infants that are exclusively breast-fed, alcoholics, and those with sickle cell disease.
     

    Research Indicates:

    • Helps protect cells from free radical damage
    • Essential nutrient for normal growth and development
    • May support healthy immune function
    • May support healthy wound healing
    • Assists in hormone production
    • Essential nutrient for energy production
    • Important for protein synthesis
    • Assists in maintaining a healthy reproductive system
    • May support healthy prostate function
    • Improves vitamin D activity in the body
    • May support healthy skin
    • May support digestive health
    • Necessary nutrient for optimal vision

    Ingredients

    chelated

    Easy to absorb

    Minerals

    Zinc

    Zinc Amino Acid Chelate

    Suggested Use: Take 1 tablet daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • Large amounts of zinc may impair copper absorption.

    Potential Interactions with Zinc:

    • If you are taking the antibiotic tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, or fluoroquinolone please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!

    Zinc:



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    2. Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;2:CD001364.

    3.  Prasad AS. Zinc deficiency in women, infants, and children. J Am Coll Nutr. 1996;15:113-120.

    4. Goldenberg RL, Tamura T, Neggers Y, et al. The effect of zinc supplementation on pregnancy outcome. JAMA. 1995;274:463-468.

    5. Stang J, Story MT, Harnack L, et al. Relationships between vitamin and mineral supplement use, dietary intake, and dietary adequacy
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    6.  Bao B, Prasad AS, Beck FW, et al. Zinc supplementation decreases oxidative stress, incidence of infection, and generation of inflammatory cytokines in sickle cell disease patients. Transl Res. 2008;152:67-80.

    7.  Lazzerini M, Ronfani L. Oral zinc for treating diarrhoea in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008;CD005436.

    8.  Kurugol Z, Bayram N, Atik T. Effect of zinc sulfate on common cold in children: Randomized, double blind study. Pediatr Int. 2007;49:842-847.

    9.   Marshall S. Zinc gluconate and the common cold. Review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 1998;44:1037-1042.

    10.  Macknin ML, Piedmonte M, Calendine C, et al. Zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold in children: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 1998;279:1962-1967.

    11.  Rauscher AM, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Wilson PD, et al. Zinc metabolism in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 1997;11:65-70.

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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Minerals

    • What are minerals?

      A mineral is a class of naturally occurring compounds that do not have a carbon basis. Minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic or non-carbon-containing material in the body. Dietary minerals help ensure the body works properly. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes such as heartbeat, blood clotting, fluid pressure, nerves, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, pH balance, enzyme, and hormone systems.

       

      Minerals fall into two categories: macro minerals and micro minerals.  There are seven macro minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur.  They are present in virtually every cell in the body. The body requires a minimum of 100 milligrams (mg) of each per day for normal functioning and well-being.  

       

      Micro minerals are also described as trace minerals. They are required in smaller quantities; typically less than 100 mg per day. A few examples of micro minerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.  

    • What is an Amino Acid Chelate?

      In 1999, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Günter Blobel. Dr. Blobel’s dissertation stated that minerals require protein chaperones for optimal bioavailability and assimilation. Amino acid chelates are minerals that are bound to amino acids for improved bioavailability. The chelate molecules effectively push the mineral into the blood stream similar to food.

      Amino acids cross the intestinal wall with relative ease. By connecting the mineral to an amino acid it improves bioavailability. The amino acid is able to transport the mineral across the intestinal lining into the body, so it can be effectively utilized. 

    • What is Calcium and What Does it Do?

      Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps muscles contractions, nerve signaling, and blood clotting. About 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our bodies that we can only replace with dietary sources. When we do not consume enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones.

       

      Many Americans do not get the proper amount of calcium they require daily which can lead to bone loss, low bone density, and even broken bones.

       

    • How Much Calcium Do You Need?

      The amount of calcium you need every day depends on your age and sex.

       

      Women

      Age 50 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 51 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

       

      Men

      Age 70 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 71 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

      *This includes the total amount of calcium you get from food and supplements

    • Why are vitamin D, betaine and glutamic acid in Cal-Mag-Zinc?

      Vitamin D increases calcium absorption. Betaine and glutamic acid provide assistance for proper breakdown and utilization of calcium

    • What is the Calcium and Vitamin D relationship?

      Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium. Most calcium supplements contain some vitamin D.

    • What is betaine HCl?

      Betaine is a metabolite of choline. It donates methyl groups, which can be important for vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) absorption and DNA and homocysteine metabolism. Betaine HCl is betaine with hydrochloride added to help ionize calcium for absorption.

    • What are the vegetable sources of the stearates in the Cal-Mag-Zinc Tabs?

      The calcium stearate is from limestone and the stearic acid is from palm kernel oil.

    • What citrus fruit flavors the Chewable Calcium?

      The citrus flavor is derived from oranges and pomelo (a type of citrus fruit)?

    • What are the sources of Cal-Mag Citrate Complex?

      As listed on the label, the calcium sources are the following: citrate is from citrus fruit and ascorbate is from calcium ascorbate.

       

      The calcium source in ascorbate is carbonate, which is derived from highly purified limestone. The starting material of ascorbate is dextrose, which is isolated from corn. Dextrose is converted to ascorbic acid through many steps. One important purifying step called crystallization removes all possible impurities and antigens. The carbonate is then bound to ascorbic acid to form calcium ascorbate. It is a highly absorbable form of calcium that provides vitamin C as a carrier.

       

      Note: For all our products that contain carbonate as a source of calcium, the carbonate is derived from highly purified limestone.

    • Is calcium carbonate well absorbed?

      Both the carbonate and citrate forms are similarly well absorbed, but individuals with reduced levels of stomach acid can absorb calcium citrate more easily. The body absorbs calcium carbonate most efficiently when the supplement is consumed with food. The percentage of calcium absorbed depends on the total amount of elemental calcium consumed at one time; as the amount increases, the percentage absorption decreases. Absorption is highest in doses ≤500 mg

    • Is it normal for the Cal-Mag-Zinc tabs to have a bad smell sometimes?

      The unpleasant odor is normal and does not imply an inferior product. Some of the more natural ingredients naturally are odorous. Nevertheless, our quality group takes substantial measures to ensure your materials are within specification for yeast, mold, and several other microbiological contaminants.

       

    • Can large doses of magnesium cause intestinal discomfort?

      Yes. Magnesium in large doses may cause intestinal discomfort. We suggest taking smaller, more frequent doses of the magnesium product.

    • Why are there scuffing marks on the Cal-Mag Chelate Tabs and other mineral tablets?

      From time to time scuffing is observed in products that contain minerals. Whenever the tablet ejects from the manufacturing equipment, the contact/rubbing of the powder with the die can causes a grayish streak. All vitamin manufactures have this issue, but most cover it up with a synthetic coating. We prefer natural tablets over synthetic coatings.

    • Why are there only 99 mg of potassium in the Potassium Tabs, 99 mg?

      Because potassium is readily available in common foods, too much supplemental potassium could cause a person to become hyperkalemic, which just means a blood potassium level that is too high. This stresses the kidneys because they are trying to excrete the potassium to keep the body in homeostasis (balance); and because potassium is an electrolyte, hyperkalemia can cause dangerously low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. So because the side effects of too much potassium can be dangerous and life threatening, the FDA regulates how much can be consumed in supplements as 99 mg/serving, and higher doses require a doctor’s supervision by prescription.

    • Is Chromium GTF more readily absorbed than Chromium Picolinate? Is there any reason to take one form over the other? What is the difference in the two?

      Just a little history first: in the 1950’s a form of chromium was found in brewer’s yeast called GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) chromium and had been shown to lower plasma glucose levels in diabetic mice. This chromium form is also known as trivalent chromium, which has three chemical bonds formed by the atoms and according to studies, may provide better bioavailability although regular chromium picolinate has also been shown to be highly absorbed in the body and effective. Trivalent chromium is naturally found in egg yolks, whole grain products, brewer’s yeast, high-bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, wine and beer. Chromium Picolinate is a salt of picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is made up of 6 carbons and niacin and acts as a “chelating” agent that bonds with the mineral chromium so it is absorbed properly in the body. It is important that they are paired together so good absorption takes place.

                                 

    • Was there a recent change to the tablet size of the Chelated Magnesium Tabs?

      There was a change recently. The tablets used to look scuffed and appear gray and now we added a natural colorant and increased the cellulose so the tablets are larger with no scuffed or grey appearance.

       

    • Where is the potassium in Potassium Tabs, 99 mg derived? Does it come from seaweed?

      It is derived from earth mining, not seaweed. The raw potassium chloride is dissolved and the resulting brine is purified

    • Is there a link between high calcium intake and kidney stones?

      At one time it was thought that a high calcium intake contributed to the development of kidney stones. However, recent studies show that a high dietary calcium intake actually decreases the risk for kidney stones. One of the main factors of kidney stones is eating foods high in oxalic acid such as spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb and beans. Another factor is reduced fluid consumption. A high dietary calcium intake does not reduce calcium absorption. What may nutritionally help prevent kidney stones is to take one of our calcium supplements with magnesium. Magnesium helps keep the calcium flowing in solution inside the kidneys, so it does not form deposits.

    • What is the source of the Chelated Iron?

      Iron chelate is the rice protein based generation of mineral chelates. Enzymatically digested rice protein is selected because of its favorable bio-sensitive properties and high ratio of essential amino acids. Other beneficial nutrients are also included in balanced ratios to improve reaction affinity and enhance nutritional applications, such as citric acid, aspartic acid and glycine. The iron sources are ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate.

       

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