Dr. Mercola Zinc Plus Selenium, 30 count
Zinc is an essential mineral with more biological roles than all the other trace elements combined, and is believed to function as an antioxidant. Dr. Mercola Zinc Plus Selenium may support the immune system and protect against oxidative stress. Selenium is another mineral that may be just as important as zinc for healthy cells and overall health support.* 30 capsules
Zinc is an essential mineral and antioxidant responsbible for hundreds of vital enzymatic reactions in your body. Zinc is not manufactured, or stored, by the body and is typically found in foods such as liver, mushrooms, spinach, sea vegetables, beef, milk and cheese, oysters, and pumpkin seeds.
The Health Benefits of Zinc
As an essential mineral, zinc is responsible for:
- Regulating gene expression and supporting healthy cellular growth
- Supporting immune function
- Promoting eye health
- Supporting normal growth
- Maintaining a healthy metabolic rate
- Supporting our sense of taste and smell
- Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
- Regulating protein synthesis
- Supporting the respiratory system
- Promoting normal GI function
- Protecting against oxidative stress
- and more!
Zinc is naturally found in animal products, and those who consume a vegetarian or mostly vegetarian diet can be at risk for zinc deficiency. Aging can also affect the bodies need for zinc supplementation. Changes to our farming process, heavy reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, cooking methods, and processed foods can all lead to our food supply containing less and less of essential minerals such as zinc.
Potential signs of low zinc levels include
- Lack of appetite
- Sense of moodiness
- Less keen sense of taste or smell
About Dr Mercola, the company
Dr. Joseph Mercola is on a mission to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mercola practices a "whole person" approach to medicine, focusing on preventative health care. Dr. Mercola extensively researches and promotes premium, all-natural whole-food based products that provide broad spectrum health benefits.
Dr. Mercola focuses as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. He offers all natural hair care, sunscreens, and oral care products in addition to his supplements, such as probiotics, multi-vitamins, and antioxidants, and whole-foods and teas. Dr. Mercola offers products for the entire family, including kids and even non-toxic products for your pet's good health as well. Dr. Mercola is an advocate for a dietary and lifestyle approach to health, and is dedicated to bringing you the products that will optimize the health of your entire family.
In addition to being a licensed DO, Dr. Mercola is also board certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical center for 5 years, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources. Dr. Mercola is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy), a New York Times Bestseller.