Nature's Bounty Zinc 50mg, 400 Taplets Exp. 08/24
Nourish your immune system with vegetarian-friendly Zinc caplets from Nature’s Bounty.† This zinc supplement supports your immune system in three distinct ways.. Zinc is involved in immune cell production, which is important for optimal immune health.† As an antioxidant, it offers antioxidant support to encourage a healthy immune system.† Zinc also supports skin integrity, your body’s first line of defense.† Decades of experience and a steady commitment to quality and science have made Nature’s Bounty the #1 Zinc Brand.* For a vegetarian-friendly, high-potency zinc supplement you can trust, choose Nature’s Bounty® Zinc caplets.
· Trusted Quality from the #1 Zinc Brand*
· Broad Spectrum Immune Support†
· High-Potency Zinc
· Non-GMO, Vegetarian-Friendly!
Zinc is one of 16 minerals considered essential for human health.† The essential minerals can be categorized into two groups: Macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals are needed in relatively large amounts whereas trace minerals are needed in smaller amounts. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the difference in quantity means trace minerals are any less important! Trace minerals are just as essential as macrominerals for overall health.† In fact, zinc is such an important trace mineral that it is found in every organ and tissue in the body.1
Zinc is found throughout the entire body because its functions are so important and diverse. It is required for the proper functioning of over 300 enzymes, more than all of the other trace minerals combined.1† Enzymes are catalysts that facilitate important processes in the body. Zinc is required for processes involved in immune function, skin health, cell growth, energy metabolism, and more.†
Keeping you healthy is not an easy task. That is why the immune system has evolved into a complex network of organs, cells, tissues and proteins that all work together to keep you at your best. Your immune systems relies on various nutrients to help it carry out its necessary functions. Zinc supports three distinct aspects of immune function to offer broad spectrum immune support.†
1. Immune cell production – important for optimal immune health†
2. Antioxidant activity – to support a healthy immune system†
3. Skin Integrity – your body’s first line of defense†
Your immune system is working around the clock to help keep you at your best, so return the favor! There are many factors that affect immune health. Some factors like age cannot be changed, but there are many simple lifestyle modifications you can make to optimize your immune health.
AGE. The immune response starts to weaken around 60 and continues to weaken with age.2
STRESS. Both physical and emotional stress can negatively affect the immune system. The stress hormone cortisol has been shown to decrease white blood cell numbers.3
SLEEP. Important immune proteins called cytokines are released while we sleep.4 It is important to regularly get adequate, restful sleep to support functions of the immune system.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Regular moderate-intensity exercise performed on a near-daily basis is associated with better immune health. Unfortunately, over 80% of U.S. adults are not meeting recommendations for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.5
NUTRITION. The immune system needs proper nutrition to function optimally. There are a number of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that play a role in supporting immune health.† Zinc is widely recognized as one of the most important minerals needed for healthy immune function.†
As an essential nutrient, zinc cannot be made by the body and can only be obtained through the diet. Although small amounts of zinc are found in a wide variety of foods, the richest sources of zinc are oysters and mollusks. Zinc is also found to a lesser extent in meat, poultry and dairy. The RDA for most healthy adults is between 8-11 mg of zinc per day, depending on age and gender. Vegetarians can have a difficult time meeting these targets through diet alone since it is mostly found in animal products. This is why Nature’s Bounty® Zinc caplets were specially formulated to be suitable for vegetarians. Seniors have also been found to consume less than the recommended amounts of zinc.1 If the body’s supply of zinc is insufficient, it will break down zinc-containing enzymes deemed as less essential as a way to release zinc for more critical functions.1 This could impact the synthesis of important proteins such as collagen and also may further impact immune function.1 Nature’s Bounty® Zinc caplets are an easy, vegetarian-friendly way to help fill those nutritional gaps in your diet.