Zinc is an essential trace mineral required for numerous biochemical and physiological processes in the body. Zinc is important for healthy functioning of all organs. It is essential for more than 30 enzyme reactions that control a variety of functions. Zinc is an important component of superoxide dismutase (SOD), a major protective antioxidant enzyme. Zinc-dependent enzymes are involved in growth, immunity, and tissue repair.* Zinc is especially important for healthy functioning of the prostate and the male reproductive system, and for normal, healthy immune function.* L-OptiZinc® is a unique, patented form of methionine-bound zinc which has been shown in numerous studies to be better absorbed, retained longer and be more effective than other forms of zinc
Ingredients :Zinc 20 mg (as mono-methionine)*. Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, cellulose, vegetable stearin, cellulose gum, magnesium stearate and silica. *From L-OptiZinc, a patented 1:1 complex of zinc and 100% natural methionine, the amino acid that is best absorbed by the body and serves as an antioxidant. Studies show that L-OptiZinc is absorbed better, retained longer and is more effective than ordinary zinc supplements tested, and resists binding with dietary fiber and phytate, organic compounds that inhibit zinc absorption. L-OptiZinc is the only high-potency zinc supplement FDA-approved safe for human nutrition. L-OptiZinc brand of zinc mono-methionine (U.S. Patents 4,764,633 and 5,278,329) is a trademark of InterHealth Co.