Zinc, a key trace mineral, is found in almost every cell of the human body and stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes.
Zinc, a key trace mineral, is found in almost every cell of the human body and stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes. Zinc serves many roles in the body like immunity, gene expression, protein folding, enzyme function, and wound healing. Zinc deficiency depresses both innate and adaptive immune responses and inadequate zinc levels increase the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Many research studies have shown that zinc induces improved immune response during infection, such as increasing CD4 T cells and T lymphocytes. Zinc has been shown to interfere with viral replication. Additionally zinc may reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms. Zinc also supports superoxide dismutase activity, an important antioxidant enzyme.
"Some 90 percent of the population consume diets deficient in zinc," according to Dr. Harmond M.D., Ph.D. the father of the free radical theory of aging. Even those eating adequate amounts of zinc do not always absorb it adequately. Zinc deficiency can lead to a wide variety of health problems: osteoporosis, knee & hip discomfort, mental disorders, memory loss, depression, fatigue, irritability, decreased sense of taste & smell, skin problems (acne, dry skin, stretch marks, and prolonged wound healing), poor hair growth, imbalanced cholesterol and glucose levels, decreased immune function, growth impairment, menstrual irregularities, fertility issues, prostate dysfunction, low testosterone levels, low sperm count and impotence.
These zinc lozenges feature the Albion® TRAACS® minerals as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate and Zinc Arginate Chelate TRAACS™. These patented minerals are designed to do the stomach’s work in advance by producing low molecular weight mineral compounds in which the minerals are bound to amino acids to produce natural organic chelates that can pass easily through the intestinal wall. TRAACS® stands for The Real Amino Acid Chelate System and is the Albion® branded trade name for a range of patented products.