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Zinc

A hardworking trace mineral essential to human health.

  1. You might remember zinc (Zn) from the Periodic Table of Elements. It's a metal and an essential trace mineral, so called because it's necessary in small amounts for human health. On a daily basis, the adult body needs about 15.0 milligrams of zinc.

  2. We include Zinc in many of our products for its immune-supportive qualities. You'll find it in our vitamins and immune support products and even in our cough syrups.*

  3. In addition to supporting the immune system, zinc acts as an antioxidant in the body, helping combat damage by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that damage molecules near them in an effort to find another electron. They're often a byproduct of converting food to energy or they can come from factors in the environment.