Unived’s Zinc is formulated with high quality zinc citrate, organic vitamin C from freeze dried acerola berry juice powder, and organic spirulina powder. Each serving delivers 30mg zinc and 30mg vitamin C, along with 160 of organic spirulina for additional antioxidant support. Zinc works to support the body’s natural defence system which aids and improves immune system function. Vitamin C provides immune health and antioxidant support. Unived’s Zinc is safe, preservative free, non-GMO, and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Why Zinc and Vitamin C
These two micronutrients are essential in helping the body stay healthy and functioning properly. Both of them have profound effects on cellular growth and are vital for an optimal immune system. Inadequacy and clinical deficiency of zinc and/or vitamin C may lead to an impaired immune response to infections, cell growth, and weakened collagenous structures.
Our formulation features zinc and vitamin C as these essential nutrients have a similar mode of action and complement each other. Vitamin C also helps in the absorption of zinc.
What is Zinc
Zinc is an essential trace element which the body requires on a daily basis. In order for the body to function properly, zinc is required. Zinc is indispensable for the body’s everyday functions like hormone production, immunity, digestion, and growth and repair. It can even act as an inflammatory, which can be beneficial for chronic diseases like heart disease. In spite of zinc being an essential component to our body, zinc deficiency is common. The Indian RDA for zinc is 12mg.
Deficiency in zinc can occur due to not getting enough zinc through our food and not being able to absorb zinc properly because of poor gut health. Symptoms of zinc deficiency can manifest themselves in negative reactions like fatigue, frequently falling ill, stunted growth, poor concentration, and inability to heal wounds.
The highest levels of zinc are found in foods high in protein. Vegan and vegetarian diets are at a higher risk of zinc deficiency, since both diets are naturally lower in zinc than diets that include protein from animal sources. However, plant-based diets can still meet zinc requirements through a variety of zinc sources. Plant-based rich sources of zinc are grains, beans & legumes, raw cacao, nuts & seeds, nutritional yeast, and oats. Keep in mind when consuming grains, beans and legumes, as these also contain phytates which block zinc absorption. Thus, it is necessary to soak these before cooking and consuming them.
If you are an individual that has a leaky gut, suffer from stomach-acid issues, or does not include enough food rich in zinc, supplementing with a zinc supplement can be beneficial.
Without zinc the body is unable to function at its best. The body is also more susceptible to falling ill and suffering from cellular growth with a zinc deficiency.
- Supports immune system
- Provides antioxidant support
- Helps maintain hormone balance
- Aids muscle growth
Zinc plays a vital role in the maintenance of the body’s immune system. Adequate amounts of zinc can speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of falling ill, as it has the ability to exert an antiviral effect. Common colds symptoms can also be reduced when supplementing with zinc.
Antioxidants fight free radicals stimulated by an oxidant reaction. Zinc has shown to exert an indirect protective antioxidant effect on vitamin E depletion, stabilisation of membrane structure, and limitation of free radical production. These anti-inflammatory properties reduce the risk of infections and boost immune health.
Fertility and hormonal health positively benefit from zinc. Zinc impacts the production of testosterone in both men and women. In women particularly, zinc is required during the monthly reproductive process, and production of estrogen and progesterone.
Aids Muscle Growth and Repair
Zinc is an essential component in cell division and growth. Thus, muscle repair and growth benefit from zinc making it possible for the body to heal its muscular and skeletal systems, particularly after exercise or any muscular trauma. It also plays a role in testosterone, insulin, and growth hormone release, which are connected to building muscle and a healthy metabolism.
Vitamin C & Spirulina
Our zinc citrate formulation is formulated with vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that is best known for its antioxidant properties. This vitamin acts as a cofactor for various enzyme functions associated with neurotransmitters, amino acids and hormones. The vitamin C used in Unived’s Zinc is organic sourced from organic freeze dried acerola juice. If you are interested in a vitamin C supplement, you can read more about our Acerola-C supplement here.
Spirulina also possess strong antioxidant properties as it is rich in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and it’s known to boost immunity.