Source Naturals Optizinc Zinc Monomethionine 30mg, 120 Tablets


Zinc is a trace element which is essential for normal growth, development of the reproductive organs, normal functioning of the prostate gland, healing of wounds, and the manufacture of proteins and nucleic acids (the building blocks for RNA and DNA). It is also necessary for over 100 different enzyme systems in the body.

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  1. CheckAmazonFirst says
    37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The BEST zinc available, April 13, 2011
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    This supplement is the absolute best zinc available. I was unable to grow fingernails, as my protein absorption was weak until I started taking this supplement. Now I am trimming fingernails, and the protein absorption is enabling me to engage in a risky sport I thought I’d have to give up for lack of muscle strength.

    All zinc is hard on the stomach – makes you nauseous. This zinc is less likely to cause nausea than any I’ve tried. Don’t take any zinc in the morning, and take this with the largest meal of the day.

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  2. V. Antonjuk says
    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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    Great for skin issues, January 28, 2012
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    V. Antonjuk (Charlotte, NC) –
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    I’m a female in my mind 20’s with hormonal acne especially around jawline. I decided to try optizinc on a whim because I head that zinc helps to heal skin, so I wanted to try it for my acne scars. To my surprise, not only did it heal the scars, but it also prevented a lot of the acne, especially those painful nodules under the skin that dont go away for a week. Overall my skin has improved significantly since starting this supplement, I tried other brand of optizinc and it didnt compare to source naturals. I take 2 tablets a day with a meal.

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  3. Ronald M. Chavin "rmchavin" says
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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    Contains 30mg (200%DV) of zinc plus 300mcg (15%DV) of copper in each tablet, August 27, 2012
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    Ronald M. Chavin “rmchavin” (Honolulu, HI) –
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    Usually low in cadmium, zinc monomethionine is better absorbed and better utilized by the human body compared to all other forms of zinc including zinc picolinate (excellent absorption), zinc citrate (good absorption), zinc acetate (good absorption), zinc gluconate (good absorption, always lowest in cadmium, and gentle on the stomach), zinc carbonate, zinc oxide, and zinc sulfate (can cause stomach irritation). Both ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and methionine (monomethionine) help the human body get rid of cadmium, which on average is 20 times more plentiful in one multi-mineral tablet than one zinc tablet. [I suspect that dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate), which is in your kid’s rock collection and was once used in most multi-mineral and multi-vitamin pills, is very high in cadmium. Calcium carbonate appears to be OK with respect to cadmium. Japanese natto, which is very high in vitamin K2/MK-7, vitamin K2/MK-8, nattokinase, soy isoflavones, soy saponins, vitamin PQQ, and vitamin C, is also low in cadmium and very high in every mineral listed on your multi-mineral supplement. Wheat germ and shiitake mushrooms are both low in calcium but very rich in all other beneficial minerals]. The food in the typical daily American diet contains about 15 times the amount of cadmium contained in the average zinc tablet. Smokers inhale large amounts of cadmium. Also, chocolate, seaweed, and sea salt are high in cadmium. If taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, zinc reduces the duration and severity of the common cold. Zinc is found in high concentrations in the retina and the amount declines with age so zinc supplementation may help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Zinc also helps heal acne and cold sores, improves overall immunity, and is used to treat people with an impaired ability to taste. Some people believe that together with selenium and vitamin C, zinc might help the human body to slightly more rapidly detoxify itself of mercury, lead, arsenic, and other unwanted metals. Other people believe that men, but not women, drain themselves of zinc regularly and need to replenish their supply. It’s difficult to get even half of the Recommended Daily Value of zinc from eating all foods that are considered moderately high in zinc. However, oysters are an extremely, extremely rich source of zinc, containing much, much more zinc than one OptiZinc tablet. No other food contains anywhere near as much zinc as one OptiZinc tablet. Because they never have sand inclusions, small oysters are worth much more per pound (but not priced any higher) than large oysters, which frequently have sand inclusions. Swallowing more than one OptiZinc tablet per day could cause a severe copper deficiency. OptiZinc tablets were made to be swallowed, not chewed. If you accidentally chew an OptiZinc tablet, you will very likely experience an unpleasant, metallic taste in your mouth which won’t go away for several hours. People who swallow zinc tablets to minimize the damage from viruses (common cold, influenza, pneumonia, HIV, HPV, herpes, shingles, hepatitis, meningitis, Epstein-Barr, dengue fever, malaria, etc.) and/or bacteria (gum disease, diarrhea, wounds, etc.) can greatly improve their results by also swallowing at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, by drinking olive leaf tea, and by eating shiitake mushrooms. Some people also use fucoidan capsules, Korean red ginseng capsules, and/or benfotiamine capsules to improve their immune defenses.

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