Plants are the prime source of zinc not red meat. Ginger root contains more zinc than ground-round steak and lamb chops. Pecans, split peas and brazil nuts contain more zinc than beef liver and egg yolk. Walnuts, almonds, oats, whole wheat, and rye have more zinc than shrimp, anchovies, chicken, tuna, shrimp and pork chops. The belief that eating red meat, or any type of flesh food is required to be healthy is as ridiculous as believing that the common cold is caused by the devil’s possession of the body. Follow the science not the quacks!
Organ systems known to be affected clinically by zinc deficiency states include the epidermal, gastrointestinal, central nervous, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults 19+ years is 11mg a day for men and 8mg for women. Pregnancy and lactation requires slightly more at 11mg and 12mg, respectively. Because zinc supports the growth and normal functioning of immune cells, even a mild or moderate deficiency can slow down the activity of lymphocytes, neutrophils, and macrophages that protect the body from viruses and bacteria.* These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease.
Zinc Gluconate - each tablet is 30MG - 275 RDA - Sourced from France. All natural, No SOY, Vegan.