Advanced mineral nutrition! Essential mineral zinc in chelate form for optimum absorption. What is Vitacost Chelated Zinc - Albion® Zinc Glycinate Chelate? Vitacost Chelated Zinc - Albion® Zinc Glycinate Chelate is a high quality chelated form of the essential mineral zinc. Chelated minerals are minerals that have been chemically bound to another molecule (typically an amino acid) to form a complex. Chelation naturally occurs during digestion after stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. Amino acids bind to minerals assisting their transport through the intestinal walls. Unfortunately the body is not efficient at producing chelated minerals. So Albion developed an exclusive technology that mimics the body’s natural chelation process producing readily absorbable organic chelated minerals in supplement form. Glycine an easily identified and efficiently absorbed amino acid is the chelator (binding agent) most commonly used in Albion formulations. Albion chelated minerals are:. Produced in laboratories under carefully controlled conditions utilizing an advanced patented chelation process. Nutritionally functional with an ultimate glycine-to-mineral molar ratio. Clinically researched and chemically validated with TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System). Guaranteed pure and stable. How does Vitacost Chelated Zinc - Albion® Zinc Glycinate Chelate support health? Zinc is a trace mineral essential for proper growth development and reproduction as well as numerous body processes from eye health to immune function to regulation of appetite taste and smell.*. It’s required for the proper function of approximately 300 enzymes. Zinc is an antioxidant meaning it helps protect healthy cells from the potentially damaging effects of free radicals.*. It’s necessary for the formation of superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is an important free radical scavenger in the body.*. Supports healthy protein and DNA synthesis.*. Supports prostate tissue health sperm motility and testosterone metabolism.*. Involved in healthy insulin production.*. Zinc deficiency in the elderly can often accompany age-related immune decline.*. Why choose Vitacost Chelated Zinc - Albion® Zinc Glycinate Chelate? Features Albion chelated zinc for optimal absorption. Supplies 30 mg of zinc per single-capsule serving. Includes a proprietary absorption-support nutrient blend with ginger root black pepper (Piper nigrum) digestive enzymes and prebiotics to further support absorption. Contains 180 servings per bottle. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value. 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.
"Awesome Albion quality product which is the best there exists. Other chelates are just imitators but this products is true chelate. Besides it contains black pepper and digestive enzymes which improve bioavailability even further.
I highly recommend the product to any endurance athletes to replenish zinc due to losses through perspiration."
"It's incredibly hard to find a good Zinc supplement, I've been searching for one for years! This one is reliable and not overpowering (won't cause a problem with copper lowering too much). You can even open the capsule to take out a little. I do that to try & fool the body into thinking it's more natural, and to offset other minerals (copper). I don't take copper personally as it's known to promote depression and tends to accumulate though it needs to be considered for each individual body type. Also like to take ZMA at night to promote sleep. Zinc tends to be lower in men."