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Zinc

Zinc (elemental) - 4 mg

In the form of Zinc L-Methionine 20% - 20 mg

Description

Zinc is one of the most important trace elements in our body and contributes to DNA transcription. Zinc deficiency can lead to, among other things, obstructed growth and acute diarrhea in children, and delayed wound healing.

Zinc is also a co-factor of various processes, it is for example used to stimulate the immune system, treat colds and recurrent ear infections, as well as prevent lower respiratory tract infections. A vegetarian or vegan diet can lead to a 50% higher zinc requirement. Older people also need a higher zinc intake.

Zinc has an important role in various metabolic processes, not to underestimate the role it plays in transcription of the genome in protein synthesis. Chronic deficiency is accompanied by delayed growth and immune abnormalities. In addition to this structural function, many enzymes need zinc for their proper functioning.

Dosage

Dietary intake of zinc is probably too low according to a study conducted in 2011. The RDA amounts to 8 - 11 mg per day, but differs between the different European countries because the intake of zinc via the diet varies from country to country.

Zinc interacts with the absorption and metabolism of other minerals and vitamins. Prolonged intake of high doses can lead to copper deficiency, although these are doses that far exceed our advice. In addition, the diet normally contains enough copper to meet this need so that it does not have to be supplemented together with zinc.
Bodhi contains a maintenance dose of zinc that supports food intake to prevent the immune system from suddenly falling out.

Zinc monomethionine is best absorbed and consists of 20% elemental zinc.

Sources

(1) Beletate, V., El Dib, R., Jorge, E. C., Ogata, M. S., Braz, L. G., Módolo, N. S., … Gameiro, O. L. (2015). Zinc supplementation for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults with insulin resistance. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd005525.pub3
(2) DrugBank. (2019). Zinc. Retrieved from https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01593
(3) Jung, S., Kim, M. K., & Choi, B. Y. (2015). The relationship between zinc status and inflammatory marker levels in rural Korean adults aged 40 and older. PLoS ONE, 10(6), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130016
(4) Wang, W., Li, Z., Zhang, D., Xin, X., & Song, X. (2017). Association of total zinc, iron, copper and selenium intakes with depression in the US adults. Journal of Affective Disorders, 228 (June 2017), 68–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.12.004
(5) Zinc. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://livertox.nlm.nih.gov/Zinc.htm
(6) https://jamanetwork-com.kuleuven.ezproxy.kuleuven.be/journals/jama/fullarticle/1857319
(7) https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005525.pub3/full

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