Zinc is an essential mineral which is used in countless bodily processes. While large amount of Zinc is not required to prevent deficiency, the body does not store Zinc and so deficiencies can quickly form in people who aren’t consistently getting a high enough intake from diet.
Zinc alone has very poor bioavailability so it is usually sold in a chelate form with it bonded to another molecule to improve uptake. Our Zinc Picolinate is a chelate of Zinc and Picolinic Acid which is one of the most bioavailable forms of Zinc and provides 10 mg of elemental Zinc per capsule which is slightly more than an average woman’s daily requirement (8 mg) and slightly less than an average man’s daily requirement. (11 mg).
Zinc is often cycled as long-term supplementation can inhibit copper absorption. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of low copper, we recommend taking a few weeks off the Zinc and increasing your consumption of high copper foods such as shellfish, seeds, nuts, or organ meats.