Premium form of zinc. Supports a healthy immune system.* Also provides antioxidant protection.*. What is Vitacost L-OptiZinc? Vitacost L-OptiZinc is a unique patented from of zinc. It consists of the mineral zinc bound to the natural and more bioavailable “L” form of the amino acid methionine (L-methionine). Zinc is necessary for proper reproduction growth and development. It’s required for the function of approximately 300 enzymes in the body and it plays a part in numerous body processes including proper immune function eye health and regulation of appetite taste and smell.*. Zinc is also an antioxidant meaning it helps protect healthy cells from the potentially damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that attack healthy cells damaging their structure and DNA. They’re believed to contribute to the aging process. Free radicals are generated in the body as a result of natural body processes (such as breathing and digestion) but also from exposure to environmental toxins (including ultraviolet light radiation smoking and air pollution). Antioxidants such as zinc neutralize free radicals helping to protect healthy cells.*. . How does Vitacost L-OptiZinc support health? Zinc is necessary for the formation of superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is an important free radical scavenger in the body.*. Supports healthy protein and DNA synthesis.*. Zinc deficiency in the elderly can often accompany age-related immune decline.*. Supports prostate tissue health sperm motility and testosterone metabolism.*. Zinc is also involved in healthy insulin production.*. Why choose Vitacost L-OptiZinc? Features a patented premium form of zinc that’s highly bioavailable. Contains 200 one-capsule servings per bottle. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . . . * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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45 out of 46(98%)customers recommend this product.
"I use Zinc daily as a preventative supplement, so the large bottle is perfect for my needs. This particular formulation is highly absorbable and I have not felt sick after taking it (I do however, always take it with food!)"
"Seems like a quality vitamin. It is especially important for men to get enough Zinc. Just make sure you don't take it on an empty stomach, because like most every other zinc supplement I have tried it makes me nauseous otherwise."
"My doctor recommended zinc with L-methionine and I fruitlessly searched for it until I came to the Vitacost website. I received my shipment quickly and I will come back to Vitacost for the zinc and for other vitamins. Thank you!"
"I purchased this product because the price was the best for the dosage I wanted to take. I don't know if it is being effective because I don't feel any different, but I have read in several places that it is important to supplement with zinc."