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Zinc Glycinate

Maximize zinc absorption and minimize gastrointestinal side effects.

Zinc is one of the most difficult minerals to obtain and absorb, yet it’s essential to the function of hundreds of the body’s enzymatic reactions—to DNA synthesis, cell signaling and division, growth and healing, immune function, reproductive functions, vision, and more. Even our ability to taste and smell is dependent upon adequate zinc.

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About Zinc Glycinate

You’ll find the highest amounts of zinc in foods like shellfish, wheat germ, seeds and tree nuts—but these are all among the most commonly allergenic foods. It’s also one of the minerals that has become more challenging to obtain from food, because of intensive farming practices that don’t put it back into the soil.

There are also the times of increased need—such as during pregnancy, stress, infection, wound healing, and while taking oral contraceptive pills. Here, supplementation is practically mandatory. But when taken in commonly available supplement forms such as zinc oxide and zinc sulfate, a lot of stomach acid is needed in order to kick-start the process of zinc absorption. Otherwise, nausea and gas can occur. Stress, overeating and advancing age each negatively impact our absorption abilities. That’s why it’s important to choose your zinc supplement wisely.

Pure Lab Zinc Glycinate consists of zinc bound to 2 molecules of glycine—the smallest amino acid. Attaching these 2 nutrients together results in better absorption of zinc across the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream than any other zinc compound.

Our intent with Pure Lab’s Zinc Glycinate is to replenish the body’s zinc levels using only 23 milligrams of highly absorbable elemental zinc per capsule. Adults can take 2 capsules initially, then dose down to just one capsule ongoing to maintain zinc levels. Tweens and teens can take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by their primary health care practitioner.

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Research

Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss: AREDS report no. 8 [published correction appears in Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Sep;126(9):1251]. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(10):1417-1436.

Bailey RL, Pac SG, Fulgoni VL 3rd, Reidy KC, Catalano PM. Estimation of Total Usual Dietary Intakes of Pregnant Women in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(6):e195967. Published 2019 Jun 5.

Cervantes J, Eber AE, Perper M, Nascimento VM, Nouri K, Keri JE. The role of zinc in the treatment of acne: A review of the literature. Dermatol Ther. 2018;31(1):10.1111/dth.12576.

Christudoss P, Selvakumar R, Fleming JJ, Gopalakrishnan G. Zinc status of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate carcinoma. Indian J Urol. 2011;27(1):14-18.

Foster M, Chu A, Petocz P, Samman S. Effect of vegetarian diets on zinc status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in humans. J Sci Food Agric. 2013 Aug 15;93(10):2362-71.

Hunter J, Arentz S, Goldenberg J, et al. Zinc for the prevention or treatment of acute viral respiratory tract infections in adults: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2021;11(11):e047474. Published 2021 Nov 2.

Jothimani D, Kailasam E, Danielraj S, et al. COVID-19: Poor outcomes in patients with zinc deficiency. Int J Infect Dis. 2020;100:343-349.

Meynadier J. Efficacy and safety study of two zinc gluconate regimens in the treatment of inflammatory acne. Eur J Dermatol. 2000;10(4):269-273.

Office of Dietary Supplements. “Zinc: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals”. National Institutes of Health. Accessed online March 30, 2023.

Sauer AK, Vela H, Vela G, Stark P, Barrera-Juarez E, Grabrucker AM. Zinc Deficiency in Men Over 50 and Its Implications in Prostate Disorders. Front Oncol. 2020;10:1293. Published 2020 Aug 6.

Sallé A, Demarsy D, Poirier AL, et al. Zinc deficiency: a frequent and underestimated complication after bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2010;20(12):1660-1670.

Science M, Johnstone J, Roth DE, Guyatt G, Loeb M. Zinc for the treatment of the common cold: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. CMAJ. 2012;184(10):E551-E561.

Siva S, Rubin DT, Gulotta G, Wroblewski K, Pekow J. Zinc Deficiency is Associated with Poor Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflamm Bowel Dis. 2017;23(1):152-157.

Skalny AV, Skalnaya MG, Grabeklis AR, Skalnaya AA, Tinkov AA. Zinc deficiency as a mediator of toxic effects of alcohol abuse. Eur J Nutr. 2018 Oct;57(7):2313-2322.

Wang X, Wu W, Zheng W, et al. Zinc supplementation improves glycemic control for diabetes prevention and management: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;110(1):76-90.

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