Zinc is a unique mineral with antioxidant properties necessary for the activity of more than 100 enzymes and a wide range of functions in our body. These include cell metabolism, which is important for protein synthesis, DNA production, immune function, vision, taste and smell. Zinc plays an essential role in the construction of baby's cells and DNA during pregnancy.
What do we need zinc for and what about its absorption?
Zinc is the "guardian" of immune functions. It is a key player in the signaling between the immune tolerance and our body's defense systems. Zinc has antioxidant properties and is essential for the development of T-cells that protect your body from antigens.
However, not every form of zinc is well absorbed. Zinc bisglycinate is best absorbed. Its absorption is between 60-70% compared to inorganic forms of the mineral from which only 10% stays in our body and the rest is excreted. In addition, like other minerals in a chelated bond, it does not irritate the stomach. All this is due to the fact that zinc is supplemented with so-called chelating agents. These are compounds that bind to metal ions (such as zinc) and form a stable, water-soluble product that the body can easily absorb. A chelated zinc consists of divalent zinc ions bound to two molecules of glycine.
Zinc bisglycinate is thus an ideal form for the treatment of zinc deficiency. This chelated form of zinc is not only highly useful for the body, but is also gentle on the digestive system, which, unlike other useful forms, does not cause fasting nausea, which is associated with low HCL levels in the stomach. The majority of the population suffers from low levels of hydrochloric acid, and we were aware of this when designing the formulation.
Zinc bisglycinate is also the only form of zinc whose absorption is less affected by the presence of phytates in the diet. Phytates are substances in cereals and soybeans that inhibit zinc absorption. Vegans can have a diet rich in phytates, so they should definitely get their hands on this form of zinc.
What is zinc in charge of?
- Immune system function and vitamin A metabolism.
- Protecting cells from oxidative stress.
- Fertility and reproduction.
- Blood testosterone levels.
- Maintaining the normal condition of bones, joints, hair, nails and skin.
- Normal metabolism of macronutrients, carbohydrates and fatty acids.
- Recognition functions and vision condition.
- DNA and protein synthesis.
- It is involved in the process of cell division.
- Antioxidant capacity of the organism.
- Control of inflammatory reactions and anti-inflammatory action.
- Normal liver function.
- Normal nervous system activity.
- Normal function of the respiratory system.
- Normal activity of the cardiovascular system - blood circulation.
- Normal digestion.
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