In addition to its proven ability to reduce the severity and duration of common cold symptoms, zinc supports healthy reproduction and energy metabolism, normal prostate function, and the healing of wounds. GNLD NeoLife provides high-purity and high-potency zinc, plus natural amino acid chelation for improved absorption and nutritional support.
Zinc is a mineral that the body needs to help the immune system, in wound healing, and in the breakdown of carbohydrates. Second only to iron in its concentration in the body, zinc is found in protein-rich foods such as meat, peanuts and peanut butter, and legumes.
Benefits of GNLD's Chelated Zinc
The body needs zinc to make DNA, RNA, insulin, dozens of critical enzymatic reactions, and to facilitate immune response and cellular repair and renewal. Chelated Zinc is vitally important for healthy skin, connective tissue and normal prostate function. ***
Significantly higher zinc absorption from GNLD's double amino chelates.
Highest purity and potency from pharmaceutical grade, natural raw material.
Unique chelation process reduces the chance of stomach irritation.
Zinc deficiency signs and symptoms
Deficiency may result in retarded growth, delayed sexual maturity and slow wound healing. Additional symptoms include poor appetite, under-function sex glands, decreased mental alertness and increased susceptibility to infection.
Zinc deficiencies are quite common in hospitals among patients who are fed intravenously. Many hospitals have begun to add zinc as well as other minerals to the intravenous solution.
If you're not getting enough zinc, here's a list of possible warning signs, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
- Slow growth rate.
- No appetite or loss of appetite.
- Slow-healing wounds, or lesions on the skin.
- Persistent infections
- Hair loss.
- Abnormalities in your ability to taste and smell.
- Difficulty seeing in the dark.
- Insufficient hormone production in men.
- prostate trouble
- Loss of taste
- Food doesn't taste good
- Irregular heart beat
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Infections, colds, viruses
- Acne, skin problems
- Body odor or smelly feet
- Alcohol-handling problems
- Decreased mental alertness
(For nutritional information only. If you experience the above warning signs, always consult your doctor to make sure you so not have a serious condition.)
The multi-function mineral - So Little Does So Much!
Zinc performs many essential functions within our bodies. It is involved in the absorption and activity of vitamins, especially the B-complex. It is a component of insulin. Zinc helps you handle sugar and so pre-diabetes should note. It is a part of 25 enzymes related to digestion, including an enzyme required to break down alcohol.
Zinc is involved in the production of nucleic acids DNA and RNA, which contain the genetic code for life itself. It is essential for the normal growth and development of the reproductive organs and for normal functioning of the prostate gland in men.
Research indicates that zinc is also an important factor in the healing of wounds and burns. Zinc helps wounds heal, helps acne sufferers, is involved in sexual development and helps you handle alcohol.
Zinc deficiency has been linked to poor sperm quality and male infertility.
Zinc, a Mineral with Healing Powers
Dramatic evidence of the healing powers of zinc has been reported by medical research teams. (See References)
Heals ulcers faster
In one study, ulcer patients who did not test deficient in zinc were given zinc supplements; a second group was given placebos. The ulcers in the zinc treatment group healed at 3 times the rate of the placebo group and complete healing of ulcers occurred more often among patients taking zinc. (See References)
Cold sufferers recover more quickly
Recent interest in zinc involves its effect on cold symptoms. One study found that cold sufferers taking zinc supplements lost their symptoms in an average of three to four days while a placebo control group had symptoms for 10.8 days. It is speculated that zinc may interfere with virus reproduction processes. (See References)
Good for your Brain
Zinc is also being researched in relation to Alzheimer's disease, for its role in immune function, reproduction, birth defects, infertility and nausea of pregnancy. It has been found to be a potent antagonist to cadmium, a common cause of heavy metal toxicity. (See References)
GNLD Zinc starts with QUALITY FIRST
Naturally occurring zinc comes in a number of varieties and potencies. GNLD's Chelated Zinc is a natural, pharmaceutical-grade product, both high in purity and in potency.
Special Features of GNLD Chelated Zinc:
- Pharmaceutical Grade Raw Material: provides high purity and potency.
- Natural amino acid chelation: for improved absorption.
- No artificial flavors or colorings
- No artificial sweeteners
- No preservatives
- Bottle Contains: 150 tablets of 15 mg. per tablet
Zinc is needed to digest meat properly.
Chelated for Improved Absorption
In GNLD's unique chelation process, pharmaceutical grade zinc is chelated with natural amino acid methionine. In this process 2 amino acid molecules bond with each zinc molecule to form our unique 2 to 1 zinc amino acid chelate. Tests show that amino acid chelation dramatically improves zinc absorption.
Low mineral absorption causes the body to be acidic.
Cancer likes acid conditions.
What, Exactly, is "Mineral Chelation"?
(Firstly, it is NOT the same as "chelation therapy".)
The late Dr. Arthur Furst developed the GNLD system for chelating mineral products. He explained that many of the mineral products which are made today fail to live up to the high quality suggested by their label claims. He pointed out that the word chelate means "claw". This word as GNLD uses it refers to the process of grabbing onto a mineral with an amino acid.
An amino acid-mineral combination will withstand the stomach acid in intact form. This makes it much easier to absorb minerals. Combinations of minerals with other substances like carbonates, sulfates, or clorides do not stand up to the acid in the stomach. The bonds break apart and the minerals are poorly absorbed. Minerals usually exist with a positive charge. The lining of the small intestine has a negative charge. As a result, minerals tend to be attracted to the lining of the small intestine (opposites attract), but they are poorly absorbed. Many products claim to be chelated, but this process is rarely performed properly.
Dr. Furst explained that for proper chelation concentrations of amino acids and minerals, pH, and temperature must be varied to achieve the wrapping of the amino acid around a mineral. Many companies just mix amino acids and minerals together, dry the mixture, and call them chelated minerals. Most minerals have two ionic charges which must be neutralized for efficient absorption of the mineral.
GNLD has developed a technology which permits a double wrap of the minerals with amino acids where this is necessary and appropriate for optimal absorption of the mineral. GNLD also seeks to bind minerals with specific amino acids which will optimize absorption and utilization of the mineral in the body. This is why calcium and magnesium are combined with glycine while zinc is combined with methionine. GNLD Chelated Cal-Mag tablets have almost total dissolution within 30 minutes. The government standard is 75 percent dissolution in 30 minutes and most calcium supplements fail this test. Testing on GNLD minerals suggests that the chelated minerals are absorbed two to six times better than non-chelated minerals.
Quality of mineral supplementation is based upon two basic criteria -- dissolution and absorption -- and the GNLD mineral products excel in both of these areas. It should also be pointed out that there are literally dozens of minerals which are needed in very tiny quantities by the body. The best and safest way to obtain these minerals is by consumption of sea foods. Sea vegetation is a particularly valuable source of trace minerals.
GNLD Chelated Multi-Mineral and all of the Uni-Paks use sea vegetation as one of the ingredients in the product to provide a rich natural source of the minerals required in only minute quantities. Sea vegetation has the advantage of not containing the high levels of aluminum found in many colloidal mineral products and it does not have the salt content of sea salt. Minerals in sea vegetation are also found in an organic matrix making them easier to use than minerals outside of a biological matrix.
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about Chelated Zinc!
What is Mineral Chelation? (It is NOT the same as chelation therapy.)