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Nature’s Sunshine Zinc Lozenge 60 Tablets

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  • Cold Season Defense – May help reduce the duration, severity, and minor discomfort of cold symptoms.
  • Convenient Tablets – Our powerful product quickly reacts through fast-melt throat lozenge with natural fruit flavors.
  • Natural Ingredients – Zinc, Vitamin C, plus sorbitol, mannitol, stearic acid, natural flavors (citrus, peach, tropical fruit blend), guar gum, magnesium stearate (vegetable) and stevia leaf extract.
  • Organic Zinc – Zinc comes from Zinc gluconate, and Zinc acetate similar to other zinc pills and supplements.
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Zinc is key to hundreds of important functions, including sugar and protein metabolism, DNA formation, and energy production. Zinc is also needed for proper growth and development, and it helps strengthen your immune system. Pregnant and lactating women require extra zinc. Zinc is found in higher amounts in the body than any other trace element except for iron. Relatively large amounts are found in bone and muscle. Zinc also prevalent in the prostate and retina.

Nature’s Sunshine Zinc Lozenge¬†supports immune function; is a convenient fast-melt throat lozenge; and contains natural fruit flavors. Nature’s Sunshine Zinc Lozenges¬†also coat the mouth and throat, preventing some germs from taking up residence there. When unwanted invaders can’t get a strong foothold in the mouth or throat, they often struggle to proliferate, shortening the duration and intensity of a cold or flu. All of this in a great-tasting lozenge!

Health Benefits

There is 1.4 to 2.3 grams of zinc in the adult human. The liver, pancreas, kidney, bone, and skeletal muscle have the greatest needs and reserves of zinc, and lessers amounts are found in the eye, prostate gland, semen, skin, hair, finger nails, and toe nails.

There are more than 70 enzymes (metalloenzymes) that require zinc as a cofactor to function properly. Some enzymes bind to zinc so tightly that even during severe zinc defficiency they can still function.

Zinc participates in the metabolism of nucleic acids and the synthesis of proteins. Zinc is also an integral part of the RNA molecule (Zinc “metallic fingers”) and participates in cell division and synthesis of DNA.

Heavy losses of zinc occurs in sweat; therefore, unsupplemented athletes and those individuals performing heavy labor are particularly at risk of zinc deficiency, which can cause anorexia nervosa, muscle weakness, pica, birth defect in females, and others.

Moreover, from the Nourishing Traditions book by Sally Fallon, zinc is also called the intelligence mineral:

  • Zinc is required for mental development; healthy reproductive organs with especial importance to the prostate gland; and protein synthesis and collage formation. Zinc is also involved in the blood sugar control mechanism and thus protects against diabetes.
  • Zinc is needed to maintain proper levels of vitamin E in the blood.
  • The inability to test or smell and loss of appetite are sing of zinc deficiency. High levels of phytic acid in cereal grains and legumes block zinc absorption.
  • Zinc deficiency during pregnancy can cause brith defects. As oral contraceptives diminish zinc levels, it is important for women to wait at least six month after discontinuing the pill before becoming pregnant.
  • Best sources of zinc include read meat, oysters, fish, nuts, seeds, and ginger.

Zinc is also known to inhibit replicase, a critical enzyme in the reproduction of viruses once inside the cells. To facilitate zinc through cell membranes and into the cells, a zinc ionophore comes into play. Natural zinc ionophores are Quercetin, a compound found in plants and veggies, and EGCG, a compound found in green tea.

Recommended Use

Take 1 lozenge each hour or as needed. Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth. Do not use more than six lozenges daily.

Ingredients

Zinc (from Zinc gluconate, Zinc acetate), Vitamin C (from ascorbic acid), plus sorbitol, mannitol, stearic acid, natural flavors (citrus, peach, tropical fruit blend), guar gum, magnesium stearate (vegetable) and stevia leaf extract.

References

  1. Book: Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission by Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND.
  2. Book: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
  3. How to Improve Zinc Uptake to Boost Immune Health

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