Natures Way Zinc Lozenges A practitioner grade zinc supplement with added echinacea and vitamin C. This combination of zinc gluconate and citrate, with vitamin C results in a palatable formula that releases 90% of the zinc ions in the mouth. A great tasting natural berry flavoured lozenge. Helps support against free radicals during the winter season. Wild Berry Flavoured. Vegetarian. 60 Lozenges.
Zinc has recently become recognized as an important nutritional support during the cold season. natures Way Zinc Lozenges have been combined with their premium Echinacea with Vitamin C in a lozenge the whole family can enjoy. Zinc and vitamin C deficiencies retard wound healing, and impede the containment and repair of infectious lesions. Zinc lozenges are used for the treatment of colds and flu, poor oral immunity, mouth infections, sore throat, mouth ulcers, oral thrush and lost of taste and mouth. Zinc lozenges have been shown to shorten the duration of the common cold.
Recommendation: Take one lozenge every two hours, up to six lozenges per day.
Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth.
Best used at the onset of throat irritation. This product should not be used for more than 7 days.
Caution: Zinc is nauseating when taken on an empty stomach.
Natures Way Zinc Lozenge
A practitioner grade Zinc supplement. During the last three decades, Zinc has been established as an essential nutrient for humans. Zinc is vital for skin, hair, nails, Men's prostate and Womens reproductive systems and as a cofactor to other antioxidants. Stress, illness and exercise can deplete Zinc levels.
Zinc is essential for intestinal mucosal function. When Zinc is low the absorptive process is inhibited so that all nutrients, including zinc, are very poorly absorbed. In humans zinc deficiency has been shown to contribute to impaired immunity.
The diet usually contains low levels of zinc
Studies of zinc intake in average diets show it is only 8.6mg per day, well below the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 15mg. The administration of zinc can result in an increase in the size of the thymus gland. Zinc plays an integral part in the activity of serum thymic factor, which is an important immune modulator.
Zinc is involved in cell division. As the immune system depends on the rapid proliferation of cells to be effective, zinc deficiency must therefore impede the immune system. In laboratory animals, zinc deficiency has been found to reduce the number of antibody-forming cells in the spleen and decrease or impair T-killer cell activity.
Zinc Lozenges to Shorten the duration of the common cold
In respect to the common cold, recent evidence (Godfrey JC et al 1996) suggests several mechanisms that explain zinc as an effective treatment, namely zinc ions effectively slowing mucosal changes in the respiratory tract, significantly reducing nasal congestion, cough, headache, hoarseness and sore throat. Further in vitro studies suggest that zinc may induce production of interferon, the human immune stimulator.
Starting treatment within 24 hours after the onset of symptoms (colds, flu, mouth ulcers etc) as most studies found that early treatment was most effective. Overcoming the Zinc blockade requires high doses of a highly bio available zinc, together with the other physiologically related nutrients.
Zinc a VITAL Supplement for humans
A zinc supplement to assist where there is a deficiency of zinc in the diet. During the last three decades, Zinc has been established as an essential nutrient for humans. Zinc is definitely one of the most, if not the most, important trace element.
Zinc has profound effects on an individual's health. Zinc has a variety of functions in the body. Zinc is a component of insulin and is part of the enzyme that is needed to break down alcohol in the body. Zinc plays a part in carbohydrate digestion and phosphorus metabolism. Recent medical findings indicate that zinc is important in healing wounds and burns.
The largest storage of Zinc occurs in the liver, pancreas, kidney, bones and some muscles. Studies have found that supplementation of Zinc contribute to rapid healing in the body and it is needed for the treatment of all skin problems.
It has been found that the addition of Zinc to insulin, prolongs its effects on blood sugar. A diabetic pancreas contains only about half as much Zinc as does a healthy one. Taking Zinc helps eliminate cholesterol deposits and has been successfully used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis.
A deficiency of Zinc can cause retarded growth, delayed sexual maturity and prolonged healing of wounds. Stretch marks in the skin and white spots on the fingernails may be signs of a Zinc deficiency. Brittle nails and hair, impotence in males and painful knee and hip joints in teenagers are also indications of a Zinc deficiency.
Amount per 1 Lozenge: Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid) 100mg, Zinc (as citrate/gluconate) 23mg, Echinacea Purpurea (stem, leaf flower) 20mg. Other ingredients: Sorbitol, Fructose, Mannitol, Natural Flavours, Sodium bicarbonate, Magnesium stearate, Stevia leaf extrac.
Keep out of reach of children. Take with food, as Zinc can be nauseating on an empty stomach. Do not take for longer than 7 days. Caution: Not recommended for individuals with autoimmune conditions. Persons with allergies to plants of the Asteraceae family (including ragweed) should use this product with caution. If pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult a healthcare professional before use.