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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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