Zinc is one the micro-elements essential for the proper function of the body. It is required for the activity of over 200 different enzymes including those involved in protein, DNA and RNA synthesis. It is also responsible for correct division of cells. For this reason, it is particularly important for the development of the foetus (it may prevent defects of the neural tube, for instance). An important role of zinc is as well the maintenance of correct levels of vitamin A in blood plasma, which is crucial for healthy eyesight.
This trace element ensures a proper function of the skin and mucous membranes, hence it play a key role in keeping a healthy appearance. An easy to identify signal of its deficiency sent by our body can be skin imperfections or nails and hair that lose shine and become brittle. Zinc is essential for many hormones, for example the growth hormone or gonadotrophins — hormones responsible for healthy genital development (particularly in boys).
Zinc also contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood, as well as contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.
Zinc is supplied to the body mainly in the diet. The largest amounts of this element can be found in calf, pork and chicken liver, seafood (e.g. oysters, crabs), legumes, wholegrain bread, pumpkin seeds, nuts, eggs, rennet cheeses, meat (especially red) and groats. Individuals at risk of zinc deficiencies are ones on a low-calorie diet, vegetarians, people consuming a lot of sweets, pregnant women, elderly and children.
In the case of zinc deficiency, apart from a well-balanced diet, supplementation may prove helpful. TIENS Zinc preparation helps maintain proper zinc levels in the body.
In the new generation of TIENS Zinc, this essential element is enriched in a form of chelated zinc form - zinc bisglycinate. Zinc bisglycinate is a chemical form of organic zinc, chelated (linked) by two molecules of amino acid, in this case glycine.
Multiple studies confirmed, that chelated forms of some minerals, including zinc, present better absorption than inorganic or organic salt forms. Zinc bisglycinate is for example about 40% to 50% better absorbed and bioavailable than zinc gluconate.
Better absorption occurs due to amino acid ligands helping zinc to be more efficiently transported through the membranes. Amino acid ligands help maintain zinc's solubility in the gastrointestinal tract, which can later be absorbed using amino acid transporters.
Additionally, glucose and chicken egg protein powder, exhibiting the highest biological value — considered superior compared to other types of protein as it contains large amounts of essential amino acids, that is ones that need to be supplied with food.
Zinc present in the preparation:
- contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails,
- have beneficial effects on the appearance of skin (help fight acne, excess sebum production, speed up wound healing, contribute to protecting the cells from oxidative stress that accelerated ageing),
- support the body’s immune system,
- contributes to the maintenance of normal vision,
- contributes to normal cognitive function, which may contribute to normal memory and perception,
- contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress,
- contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.
Take 2-4 capsules a day, preferably during or after your meals.
Both too low and excess levels of zinc affect the body. This micro-element can be easily overdosed, especially if it is also supplied in the everyday diet. Before starting the supplementation, the levels of zinc should be tested and a doctor should be consulted. Prolonged and unjustified intake of zinc in large doses may cause nausea, stomachaches, loss of appetite, headaches and lead to many illnesses.