Zinc

Zinc

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Boost your immune system.

Due to poor diet, soil depletion, food processing, aging, and stress, most individuals do not receive enough zinc in their diet. In fact, statistics indicate that an average intake of 47% to 57% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is not enough to prevent deficiency.

Pure Essentials Ultra Zinc offers a special blend of fully soluble, energized zinc plus synergistic nutrients that not only prevents deficiency but also provides maximum immune support for people of all ages.

Because each person absorbs zinc differently, Pure Essentials Ultra Zinc contains a complete, immune-building formula using a blend of two ionized, fully soluble zinc sources for optimal absorption and utilization by every cell. The Pure Essentials formula includes vitamin B-6 in its active form (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) for increased uptake and activation of zinc.

The most well-known benefit of zinc is its ability to reduce the incidence of cold symptoms and duration of illness, which has been shown in more than a dozen studies. Zinc is also known to inhibit the growth of cold-causing viruses. To note, it is important to take zinc in an appropriate dose, as individuals who consume too little of it will not receive its full, cold-fighting benefit.

In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, researchers studied the effects of zinc lozenges on the common cold. Patients received either zinc lozenges or a placebo every two hours until their symptoms were gone. Researchers evaluated zinc’s effects on symptoms including cough, headache, scratchy throat, sore throat, sneezing, and fever. The result of the study was that zinc lozenges decreased the duration of cold symptoms by nearly half compared to the placebo group.

In another study, researchers reviewed seven previous randomized, controlled trials on the effectiveness of zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold. The study concluded that the evidence supports the use of zinc lozenges for reducing the symptoms and duration of the common cold.

In addition to its effective cold-fighting properties, the benefits of zinc in your body are manifold:

  • Immune healing and repair. Zinc is involved in more body functions than any other mineral. Experts estimate that over 10,000 enzyme reactions require zinc, many of which are involved with immune defense and repair.
  • Adolescent growth & development. Pure Essentials Ultra Zinc tabsules are essential for teens. Reproductive hormones increase sharply during puberty, requiring significant amounts of zinc. Additionally, when zinc is in short supply, the skin suffers, resulting in a host of teenage skin problems, including acne.
  • Healthy, smooth skin. Acne, burns, eczema, psoriasis, and wounds that heal slowly are all signs of low zinc status. Studies show that zinc is superior to tetracycline for treating acne. For additional nutritional support for skin problems, include the multivitamin, Pure Essentials 2.
  • Additional benefits. Zinc is essential for growth, development, sexual function, immune function, and chemical detoxification.

Typical Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) tabsule daily with food, or as directed by your health professional.

One (1) Pure Essentials Ultra Zinc tabsule provides:

Energized Nutrients

Zinc (as elemental, 50% picolinate/50% citrate)

25 mg

Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (as B-6)

3 mg

Vegetable fiber (organic croscarmellose)

376 mg

Magnesium (as C16 and C18 alkyls)

2 mg

From whole, untreated palm fruit and leaf

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References

Cunliffe WJ, et al. A double-blind trial of a zinc sulphate/citrate complex and tetracycline in the treatment of acne. Br J Dermatol. 1979;101:321-5.

Fraker PJ, et al. The dynamic link between the integrity of the immune system and zinc status. J Nutr. 2000 May;130(5S Suppl):1399S-1406S.

Gayamlani G, et al. Benefits of magnesium in acute myocardial infarction: timing is crucial. Am Heart J. 2000 Apr;139(4):703.

Marshall S. Zinc gluconate and the common cold. Review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 1998;44:1037-42.

Michaelsson G, et al. Serum zinc and retinol-binding protein in acne. Br J Dermatol. 1977;96:283-286.

Mossad SB, et al. Zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Am Intern Med. 1996;125(2):81-8.

Sandstead HH. Zinc nutrition in the United States. Am J Clin Nutr. 1973 Nov;26(11):1251-60.

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