Biotics Research Aqueous Zinc 4 oz.
Biotics Research's Aqueous Zinc may be used as a supplemental source of zinc in an aqueous form.
Zinc deficiency is generally widespread in the American population. Because of its involvement in an abundant number of physiologically different enzymatic processes, deficiency encompasses a wide array of symptoms, and may be broad reaching.
Dietary sources of zinc are generally low, with the largest quantity found in oysters. Other food sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, whole grains, fortified cereals, and dairy products, however phytates inherently found in many vegetables and in whole grain products are know to decrease zinc absorption. The estimated daily consumption of zinc is 4-14 mg/day, however, of this only 10-40% is absorbed. Supplemental forms of zinc are easily administered, and aqueous varieties offer the advantage of an easily adjustable dose. Additionally, an aqueous form is easily utilized to perform a Zinc Tally or Zinc Taste Test to assess for deficiency. Signs of zinc deficiency include poor wound healing, slow growth, and poor appetite.
Gustin, a zinc dependent polypeptide in the mouth may be utilized to assess for zinc deficiency. This protein aids in discriminating specific tastes for metals such as zinc. Therefore, those zinc- deficient have little to no taste for zinc.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy.