Viridian Balanced zinc complex
Zinc is found in every cell of the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. In fact, zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. The average body contains a total of 1.4 to 2.5 grams of zinc, where it is stored primarily in muscle 65% of the total is highly concentrated in red and white blood cells.
Other tissues with high zinc concentrations include bone, skin, kidneys, liver, pancreas, retina and prostate.
Zinc is involved in virtually every aspect of immunity. Zinc supplementation produced a significant restoration of serum thymulin (a hormone produced by the thymus gland). Typically, as we age the level of thymulin and other immune enhancing thymus hormones decrease. The reduction of these hormones leads to an impaired immune system.
Zinc possesses antioxidant effects and functions in the antioxidant, superoxide dismutase (sod). Zinc levels are found reduced in-patients with rheumatoid arthritis (ra) and several studies have used zinc in ra showing a therapeutic effect.
Copper is also involved in the production of sod alongside zinc. Copper deficiency results in iron deficiency anemia because copper is required in proper iron absorption and utilisation. Copper is also necessary for the activation of an enzyme lysyl oxidase, required for in the crosslinking of collagen and elastin, crucial for healthy skin, hair, bone, blood vessels and joints.
Viridian green food blend 350mg Zinc (picolinate) 15mg Copper (amino acid chelate) 1mg Vit A (acetate) 500iu 150ug.