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Zinc Methionine Sulfate Complex

from Source Naturals
Retail $7.50
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Size: 60 Tablets - 30 mg
Item: 5680
Weight: 0.10 lbs
Points: 32
Zinc is a trace element which is essential for normal growth, development of the reproductive organs, normal functioning of the prostate gland, healing of wounds, and the manufacture of proteins and nucleic acids (the building blocks for RNA and DNA).

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OptiZinc - Zinc Monomethionine Complex

  • HW-vegetarian
  • MG-gluten-free
  • ND-dairy-free
  • OS-soy-free
  • PY-yeast-free

Zinc is a trace element which is essential for normal growth, development of the reproductive organs, normal functioning of the prostate gland, healing of wounds, and the manufacture of proteins and nucleic acids (the building blocks for RNA and DNA).† It is also necessary for over 100 different enzyme systems in the body. Source Naturals Opti-Zinc contains 30 mg of zinc methionine sulfate along with 300 mcg of copper sebacate.

Zinc monomethionine is a 1:1 chelated complex of the antioxidants zinc and methionine. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that zinc methionine sulfate complex is more effective than other zinc supplements tested. Zinc methionine sulfate has been shown to stimulate new cell growth, enhance immunity, nourish skin structures, support male sexual function, and fight free radical damage.†

Zinc and Women

More than 70% of women do not obtain the minimum daily requirement of zinc from their diets. Zinc is an enzyme co-factor that assists the body in absorbing enzymes, such as Vitalzym. Additionally, research suggests it may play an important role in hormone production and balance, and is crucial to the manufacture and repair of DNA.† Zinc's role in strengthening a woman's immune system is rapidly being recognized as critical.

Zinc helps prevent hormonal imbalance and fibrosis conditions because it plays an important role in hormone production and balance. Zinc helps to increase progesterone levels and lower estrogen. The American Zinc Association states that as a woman ages, she may undergo dietary or hormonal changes which could affect her zinc status. For example, excess estrogen can lower serum zinc levels and women who are estrogen dominant or using estrogen replacement therapy should check to be sure their zinc intake is adequate.

According to the American Zinc Association, zinc may help in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which affects 50 percent of all menstruating women. Recent studies cannot say for sure, but there is growing evidence that a deficiency of progesterone underlies PMS, and trace amounts of zinc regulate the secretion of hormones, including progesterone.†

Early research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found significantly lower levels of zinc among women with PMS during the last 13 days of the menstrual cycle. This reduction could lead to a decrease in secretions of progesterone and endorphins, the natural painkillers our bodies produce. The research is preliminary and if zinc deficiency does play a role, it might only affect a subgroup. Nevertheless, studies continue to confirm zinc's importance to the regulation of hormones. Zinc also governs the contractibility of muscles, including uterine muscle, and plays a role in menstrual regulation.†

Zinc and Men

Commonly used to boost immunity, zinc is one of the most important supplements for men’s health. It is most concentrated in the prostate gland and a key mineral in male sexual function and a protective nutrient against prostate cancer.†

For the aging male population, zinc supplementation can be indicated for several reasons. The mineral zinc, which inhibits the activity of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme that irreversibly converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, may be helpful in maintaining prostate health. Zinc also has a critical role in male sexual function and is necessary for all aspects of male reproduction, including hormone metabolism and sperm formation and motility.†

In men, zinc deficiency syndromes can present in different ways. Low testosterone and low sperm counts may be signs of a zinc deficiency. Men with excessive estrogen levels despite normal testosterone levels may also lack the mineral. Increased estrogen levels result from elevated amounts of the aromatase enzyme which converts testosterone to estrogen.

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiencyjoint pain

  • Acne
  • Anorexia
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Depression
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent infections
  • Impaired sense of taste or smell
  • Joint pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Night Blindness
  • Problems with hair, skin, or nails
  • Weak sexual function or sterility

Vital During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Because zinc is used to generate cells, it is essential for the developing fetus where cells are rapidly dividing. Adequate zinc contributes to growth, lessens premature births and other complications, and improves neonatal survival.

Zinc is also important to mothers who breastfeed. Studies in The Lancet showed that by the sixth month of lactation even a well-nourished mother may provide less zinc than is necessary for her infant. Zinc causes babies to thrive. Breastfed babies who received zinc supplements grew significantly in length and weight over those given a placebo.

Zinc and Healthy Aging

A Wayne State study found that nearly 30 percent of a large group of healthy, affluent women over 50 were zinc deficient. It's believed that zinc deficiency is common in older women, partly because they eat less, which makes getting enough zinc difficult.

Zinc's role in strengthening a women's immune system is rapidly being recognized as critical. Without enough zinc, the body can't produce thymulin, a substance which helps make mature T-cells, some of the body's strongest defenders against infections and disease. The immune system weakens with age, and zinc deficiency may be partly to blame.

Zinc also plays a role in maintaining vision. In particular, it's needed for night vision and it may also slow the progression of macular degeneration, a disorder of the retina that is the leading cause of severe loss of vision in older women.

Genetic Expression

Groundbreaking research in zinc is its role in genetic transcription and replication. The discovery of "zinc fingers," which activate hundreds of genes, promises understanding of how growth promoters, like steroids, work and may help treat some health conditions. Zinc finger proteins bind to DNA by wrapping around small sections of DNA molecules, activating a gene. Research into zinc finger proteins has already explained some genetic defects.†

Zinc and Systemic Enzymes

Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell. It is necessary for the enzymes that regulate cell division, growth, wound healing, and proper functioning of the immune system.

According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, “nearly 100 different enzymes depend on zinc for their ability to catalyze vital chemical reactions. Zinc-dependent enzymes can be found in all known classes of enzymes.”

Zinc is an enzyme co-factor that assists the body in absorbing enzymes, such as those found in Vitalzym, to help them work as efficiently as possible in the body.

If you are using systemic enzymes for any condition, you may not be utilizing the enzymes as well as possible because you may have low levels of zinc.

Supplement Facts - OptiZinc

Supplement Facts for Tablet

Tablets per Container: 60 Tablets
Serving Size: One (1) Tablet
Servings per Container: 60

Ingredients: Zinc (as zinc methionine sulfate complex [OptiZinc®]) 30 mg (200% Daily Value); Copper (as copper sebacate) 300 mcg (15% Daily Value)

Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, modified cellulose gum, silica, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.

Does not Contain:Yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance. Suitable for vegetarians.

Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.

Do not use if tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.

OptiZinc is a registered trademark of Lonza or its affiliates.

Manufactured by Source Naturals.

Suggested Use - OptiZinc

Suggested Use: 1 tablet daily with a meal

Between 15 and 50 mg a day is suggested to optimize enzyme absorption, the immune system, and hormonal balance.

Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, or are pregnant. When you receive an item, carefully read all labels, warnings, and directions before use. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than shown on this website.

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