- Dietary Supplement
- Highly Bioavailable Zinc with Bioflavonoids
- Non-GMO - No Excipients
Zinc Plus is a highly bioavailable formulation of zinc ascorbate and organic citrus bioflavonoids. This non-GMO product provides 12 mg of zinc per capsule as well as 45 mg bioflavonoids. This formula supports immune function and assists with repair and maintenance of healthy body tissues.
How does Zinc Plus work?
Zinc Plus is formulated with high-quality nutrients and plant extracts to help improve immune function and optimize tissue health in the face of oxidative stress.
Supplementation with Zinc Plus:
- Stimulates immune system activity
- Supplies antioxidants*
- Helps maintain healthy cells and tissues
- Maintains healthy skin and mucus membranes
- Protects from free radical damage during times of oxidative stress
- Helps maintain cell structural integrity
- Nurtures healthy reproductive function
- Assist in catalyzing hundreds of chemical reactions in the body
- Is key to the growth and development of all body tissues
What the research and clinical use shows:
Zinc (as zinc ascorbate)
Zinc is an essential mineral found abundantly in animal foods such as eggs, meat, and seafood. This mineral is used in thousands of biochemical pathways in the body. Most notably, zinc is imperative in modulating inflammation and immune function. Zinc is key to proper immune system development and function.
Zinc is a cofactor in the development and production of the important T-lymphocyte cells which are required for a healthy immune response. Zinc is also needed to produce ROS (reactive oxygen species) which help the immune system defend the body from dangerous pathogens. Severe immune dysfunction is seen in zinc deficiency states.
Zinc is also required to defend the body from degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis. Frank deficiency of zinc in the developed world is most commonly seen in the elderly (up to 30%) and contributes to higher levels of degenerative disease in these populations. Lifestyle factors including intake of foods high in phytates and alcohol can also reduce zinc levels in individuals of all ages.
Zinc deficiency is also known to impair spermatogenesis, reduce testosterone output, slow growth, and retard wound healing. Additionally, Zinc is also required for proper red blood cell formation.
Zinc deficiency can lead to an increase in the incidence of cancers, allergies and mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia.
Vitamin C is required for the healthy structure and function of the body. Several large-scale prospective cohort studies have supported a correlation between vitamin C status and lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin C is required for the formation of bones, muscles, and cartilage. Additionally, Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, a modulator of the immune system, and is needed for neurotransmitter synthesis. Vitamin C is considered an “immunostimulant” because it encourages immune cell activity against pathogens. Vitamin C also inhibits histamine secretion by mast cells and lowers blood histamine levels, thereby improving allergy symptoms.
Organic Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex – Citrus limon, Citrus sinensis, Citrus reticulata
Flavonoids are polyphenolic plant chemicals found throughout the plant kingdom which have a variety of physiological benefits. Citrus bioflavonoids are isolated specifically from the Citrus genus.
Citrus bioflavonoids are powerful compounds with antimicrobial as well as antioxidant effects. One citrus bioflavonoid, hesperidin, has been shown to reduce circulating levels of inflammatory biomarkers and pro-atherogenic compounds in the human body. Studies have demonstrated repeatedly that bioflavonoids as a class decrease circulating markers of inflammation and protect human cells from oxidation and even from developing certain cancers and neurodegenerative conditions.
When it comes to the immune system, citrus bioflavonoids are known to exert effects there as well. In a clinical study of patients with hepatitis C virus, orange juice as a source of bioflavonoids was shown to help the body defend against many of the detrimental effects of this chronic viral infection.