Sometimes good intentions just aren't enough. We all know we need a healthy amount of zinc in our diets but what if we're supplementing it without the requisite assistance to get it into our bloodstream without being broken down in our guts? By chelating zinc with glycinate, Swanson have created the most bioavailable form of this essential mineral. Supports the immune system, eyesight, prostate health and more.
Zinc is an essential mineral. That means your body simply cannot do without it, period. It plays a role in hundreds of the body's everyday but crucial processes. From supporting our immune systems, to fighting common colds and sore throats, to protecting our skin from harmful UV rays, the list goes on and on.
So how do we get this vital trace mineral at a level required to avoid a deficiency? Well, it actually already exists in every cell in the human body but there is a catch - our body's cannot produce it self-sufficiently, so we need an external source. Diet is one way to supplement our body's supply - red meats are especially plentiful, with beef, lamb and liver all offering a consistent supply. Even certain plant foods - nuts, seeds and grain have it but there is a catch - those plants also contain phytates, which naturally block our body's ability to absorb zinc.
In spite of its relative abundance, its easy to see how we might struggle to get our fill and there are a worrying number of people who are now suffering from zinc deficiencies. That's where Swanson Ultra Albion Chelated Zinc Glycinate comes in - an all action zinc chelation, ready to battle your body's inherent inability to absorb this essential mineral.
So what is chelation exactly and how does it really benefit our ability to absorb zinc, or any other mineral for that matter?
As it turns out, our body cannot absorb minerals on their own. Yes we need them and yes, we do readily absorb them from various sources every day but every time we do our body needs those minerals to undergo a process known as chelation.
Chelation is the chemical bonding of minerals to amino acids. Minerals can chelate to other chemicals aside from amino acids but for reasons that will become clear, zinc benefits especially from this process. By chelating with glycinate, zinc is instantaneously made more bioavailable. This process takes place naturally through digestion but the zinc will be likely bonded with a far less effective chelator - so its ability to enter our bloodstream diminishes.
In fact, by chelating it with glycinate, the bond is so small that the zinc can be delivered directly into our cells, making it a superior chelator to any of the alternatives…
Meaning that it can better influence your health in these positive ways:
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule once per day with water, after meal.