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Zinc

Zinc

Emma Davies

Nutritional Consultant

Tactical Support

A key micronutrient and trace element that our bodies can’t make or store, we need to source zinc from foods (beans, shellfish, wholegrains and dairy) or supplements.

Dose

5mg per tablet

Game Changing

Zinc is widely reported to help cut the length of a common cold

Form

Leapfrog IMMUNE includes zinc citrate, a form of zinc that is well absorbed by the body

Immune supporting

affects how our cells respond to infections and activates enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria

Anti-Inflammatory

can help keep inflammation under control

Antioxidant

helps to prevent free radical-induced injury during inflammatory processes

Wound healing

helps cuts and scrapes to heal faster

Facts & Figures

We are keeping up to speed with the research on zinc. Here are some of the latest clinical studies, critically assessed by peers and published independently.
Zinc lozenges and the common cold (2017)

A review of 7 studies that shows 80-92mg per day of zinc may reduce the length of the common cold by 33%.

Read study here.

The Role of Zinc in Antiviral Immunity (2019)

A study that examines the essential role of zinc in human health and that it may possess potent antiviral effects.

Read study here.

Absorption from Zinc Citrate is Comparable to Zinc Gluconate and Higher than from Zinc Oxide (2013)

A randomized, 3-way crossover study of 15 adults taking 10mg of zinc citrate, gluconate and oxide.

Read study here.

A study on the benefits of Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells (2008)

A study on the therapeutic roles of zinc and its impact on the immune system.

Read study here.

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