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Zinc Gluconate Facts


Zinc is essential to the immune system, and plays a pivotal role in the body’s growth and energy producing processes.

When the body lacks zinc it impacts human growth, protein synthesis and can jeopardize a healthy immune system.

Zinc gluconate (also called zincum gluconium) is the zinc salt of gluconic acid. Zinc gluconate is a compound with both positive and negative ions that contains two moles of gluconate to one mole of zinc. 

Zinc is a very safe mineral to supplement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deems zinc gluconate generally cognized as safe (GRAS) when it’s manufactured properly.

However, take too much zinc and you could experience the symptoms of zinc poisoning, which includes fever, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. Plus severe zinc poisoning can lead to low blood pressure, jaundice, seizures, joint pain and a metallic taste in your mouth. Taking over 100mg daily for a long period of time is not recommended.

There are many types of zinc salt, but Zinc gluconate is more soluble than other zinc salts, and friendlier to the stomach. Zinc gluconate is known for its easy absorption and quick assimilation into the body.

Today, zinc gluconate can be found in many vitamins and dietary supplements.

The mineral zinc is involved in virtually all phases of growth. Which is critical for bodybuilders, athletes, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Zinc gluconate is one of the most popular kinds of zinc salt.

Minerals like zinc, cooper, potassium, vanadium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, chromium, calcium and magnesium are critical for an athlete’s performance.

Providing much more than just energy, these key minerals enhance growth and support muscle tissue regeneration.

Zinc Gluconate …

  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Balances interactions of essential trace elements in the body
  • Helps block the absorption of excess copper in the body
  • Helps replenish normal, healthy zinc levels
  • Supports healthy DNA synthesis and metabolism
  • Supports the healing process

Studies show that people with acne generally lack zinc. Acne sufferers taking zinc supplements showed a marked improvement in their acne.

Lozenges or spray containing zinc gluconate has shown to shorten the length of a cold and decrease the severity of cold symptoms.

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