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Zinc Supplements

Importance of Zinc

Zinc is essential for life. Numerous cellular mechanisms are dependent upon zinc. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune system, reproduction and in neurological function. Zinc serves catalytic (100 enzymes depend on this mineral to carry out chemical reactions), structural (serves an important role in the structure of proteins and cell membranes and provides catalytic activity for antioxidants) and regulatory roles genes and hormones.

Zinc Deficiency

Americans are highly deficient in zinc, up to 90% on average. Zinc deficiency can result in clouding or swelling of the cornea, resulting in loss of vision. Zinc deficiency can result in growth retardation, delayed neurological and behavioral development in young children, impaired immune system function (including increased susceptibility to infections in children and in the elderly) and pregnancy complications. Understandably,

Adequate zinc intake can prevent these potential disorders.

Recommended Zinc Intake

The RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for zinc is:

          •  Children 4-8 years – 5 mg

          •  Children 9-13 - 8 mg

          •  Adolescents and Adults – 11 mg

MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite – A complete Zinc Supplement

HealthConnexin's MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite are ideal choice s for your daily zinc intake for the following reasons:

          •  When taken as directed, you get 7 mg of elemental zinc, which along with your dietary zinc, will provide           you with the Recommended Dietary Allowance for zinc.

          •  It is a lactate form, which is highly absorbable by your body and offers insulin-independent energy.

          •  MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite include all the calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc           that most people need.

          •  It comes in a non-flavored powder that can be easily mixed in water or into most other beverage s for easy           consumption.

MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite alkalinize your body and cells so that you are not acidic (pH balance).