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Zinc is an essential trace element for humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. A zinc deficiency leads to a need for zinc supplements because it is so important in the body.It is a mineral that can stimulate the activity of about 300 enzymes in the body - reactions which are essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the body’s most powerful natural antioxidant enzymes. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc supplements also support normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence, and is essential for sensitivity of the senses of taste and smell. It must be taken on a daily basis in order to maintain levels, as the body has no specialised zinc storage system. It is therefore important to take some form of zinc supplements.
Zinc supplementation is particularly important in later years. With advancing age, immune function is no longer so efficient, partly due to a progressive reduction in size and function of the thymus. There is evidence that zinc supplementation allows restoration, at least partially, of thymic status and contributes to enhanced immune response.
Zinc also plays a key role in spermatogenesis, the process by which the testes produce sperm capable of fertilizing an egg, or ovum. In a number of studies comparing fertile and infertile men zinc levels have been shown to be abnormally low in the blood and seminal fluid of infertile men. Replenishing zinc levels with zinc supplements may thus help to naturally improve male fertility.
Life Extension´s Zinc Lozenges are zinc supplements that contain zinc oxide and zinc gluconate in a pleasant, citrus-flavoured formulation.
Avoid taking this zinc supplement with foods that are high in calcium or phosphorus, which can make it harder for the body to absorb zinc gluconate. Foods high in calcium or phosphorus include milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, dried beans or peas, lentils, nuts, peanut butter, beer, cola soft drinks, and hot cocoa.
Zinc Lozenges are zinc supplements that can be ordered online. Prompt delivery assured.