Unived’s Zinc is formulated with high quality zinc citrate, vitamin C as ascorbic acid, and organic alfalfa powder. Each serving of our vegan zinc supplement delivers 30mg zinc and 30mg vitamin C, along with 170mg of organic alfalfa for additional antioxidant support. Zinc works to support the body’s natural defense 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 of a vegan zinc supplement 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 that 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.
Zinc Deficiency & Vegan Zinc Supplements
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.