Zinc is an essential mineral for maintaining good eye and brain health.
This mineral also helps promote healthy skin, hair, nails and bones; plus assists with sex and growth hormone activity. Zinc supports and activates important biochemical reactions in the body, most of them happening in the brain. That means your brain health, such as memory, focus, mood, and your senses depend on zinc.
It is also used for boosting the immune system, treating the common cold and recurrent ear infections, and preventing lower respiratory infections. Our zinc is chelated with Picolinate, which allows the body to more easily break it down and yield elemental zinc.
Medical professionals have recommended the use of Zinc supplements to people who suffer from various eye diseases including Macular Degeneration, night blindness and cataracts. The combination of taking our supplement Vision Smart Supreme with Zinc provides an even more powerful synergistic effect that can help protect eyes from increasingly common issues associated with use of computers, smart devices, UV light and unhealthy lifestyles.
Flu, Cold and Asthma
Zinc is also commonly recommended to help boost the immune system. Supporting the treatment of the common cold, asthma and recurrent ear infections plus, it can help prevent lower respiratory infections. The highly potent phytochemicals found in blackcurrant (which include anthocyanins and other polyphenols) have been successfully shown to be effective against respiratory infections such as flu, cold and asthma. This is why blackcurrant extracts are so popular for use in widely marketed to consumers as supplements and functional foods around the world.
Brain Health, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Anti-aging
The brain requires Zinc for many aspects of regular maintenance and function. In particular Zinc plays a key role in the correct formation of proteins in the brain. Researchers have been excited by experimental results that have shown powerful brain health effects with Zinc supplementation. Interestingly, these same proteins have been the subject of other research works that have identified 'protective' qualities for flavonoids (such as those found in Blackcurrant extracts) in preserving protein structure. Supplementation with Zinc and Blackcurrant extracts can therefore have a 'dual action' effect to support healthy brain function whereby zinc promotes the correct formation of proteins and blackcurrant flavonoids preserve them.