More About Zinc
What is zinc?
Zinc is an important mineral for human health and is widely found in multivitamins and immune support supplements due its importance for overall health. It’s found in a variety of foods, but most vegetables and fruits are not good sources, so vegetarians and vegans in particular are at risk for zinc deficiency.
What is zinc good for?
Zinc is essential for healthy growth and development and is a constituent of many important enzymes. It’s necessary for the formation of collagen, an essential component of connective tissues, including skin and articular joint cartilage. Zinc is essential for many organs and body systems to function normally, including the skeletal, immune, neurological and endocrine systems.
Zinc is a necessary mineral cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic reactions related to protein and carbohydrate metabolism, RNA/DNA synthesis and intercellular signaling.* It’s also known to play a critical role in the body’s defense against oxidative processes and is helpful for normal aging.
NOW® zinc supplements
As you can see, zinc is an incredibly important mineral for our health and well-being, which is why you’ll find it in a number of different NOW products, including multivitamin and multi-mineral formulas, as well as many of our specialized immune support supplements.
In addition we offer zinc as a stand-alone supplement in gluconate, glycinate and picolinate forms, as well as in our popular L-OptiZinc®, a form of zinc complexed with the amino acid methionine for better absorption and retention.
The NOW® Difference
At NOW we offer zinc supplements in a variety of forms including capsules, tablets and softgels, and every zinc supplement we produce is tested for quality, purity, potency and safety.
With NOW’s superior quality and outstanding value the choice for your mineral supplement needs, including high-quality zinc products, is an easy one.