Did You Know? More zinc is found in the body than any other trace element except for Iron. Relatively large amounts are found in bone and muscle, and it’s also prevalent in the prostate and retina, so this trace mineral is extremely important to overall health. However, zinc seems to be easily lost from the system. How will Zinc benefit me? Zinc is an essential mineral that is a component of more than 300 enzymes, and supports a wide range of health benefits including, good immune function, tissue healing and repairing wounds. Zinc is also an antioxidant which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Zinc is used for the normal maintenance of bones, hair, skin, vision, and the normal function of the immune system. It is used for protein synthesis, and it also maintains the normal metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, macro nutrients and vitamin A. Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function, normal fertility, and reproduction, and is required in threshold amounts to maintain normal levels of testosterone. Pregnant and lactating women require extra zinc. Nature’s Sunshine’s Zinc is derived from zinc gluconate, and each tablet contains 15mg, which is 150% of the daily Nutrient Reference Value. For more efficient absorption, and for maximum benefit, it is combined in a rich, natural base of kelp plant, alfalfa herb and thyme herb.