Thompson's Organic Zinc 80tab
Adequate Zinc is necessary for the initial development of the immune system and upkeep of immune competence throughout life. Zinc is also vital to body growth and the development and maintenance of the reproductive system. Other functions of Zinc include the mobilisation of Vitamin A, the metabolism of insulin and the enzyme necessary for the breakdown of alcohol.
Although Zinc is found in a variety of foods, low soil levels mean that plant and animal levels can vary. Refining of cereals leads to loss of Zinc, while food processing and cooking methods may also lead to substantial Zinc losses. Deficiencies are widespread, with Zinc deficiency believed to be a major factor in heart problems. Deficiencies are very common among pregnant women and those taking the contraceptive pill.
Organic forms of Zinc are very well accepted because they are presented to the body in a form which can be more efficiently absorbed. Thompson’s Organic Zinc provides 105mg of Zinc Gluconate, yielding 15mg of elemental Zinc, which helps the recommended daily allowance, of 16mg, to be achieved by taking one high potency Thompson’s Organic Zinc a day.
Because of its immune enhancing role, Zinc supplementation is also advised to aid the healing of cold sores and assist with the symptoms of shingles and to aid general immune function. Zinc has also proved important in prostate health and male fertility.
Skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne and stretch marks (associated with pregnancy) may benefit from supplementation with Thompson’s Organic Zinc.
The presence of white spots on the fingernails is believed to be a symptom of Zinc deficiency.
Free from: Corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives.
- Use only as directed and always read the label.
- If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.