When our immune system is in good condition, we often don’t notice it working away to protect us against illness and infection every day. It’s sometimes only when something is wrong that we prioritise our immune health by consuming the right immune-supporting nutrition (often during the colder times of the year).
Zinc is one of those vital minerals that helps the body in many ways. More than 300 enzymes in the body and many more proteins, require zinc in order to function normally. As an essential trace element for human nutrition, Zinc plays an integral part in immune health, immune response and much more.
Our immune system is made up of two parts – innate (our body’s first line of defence against germs entering the body) and adaptive (targets the type of germ causing infections directly, and develops immune ‘memory’ so it can respond quickly if it encounters that agent again in the future). By enhancing both innate and adaptive immunity, Zinc is essential for immune cell development and for maintaining activity of immune cells including NK cells, B cells and T cells.
Despite the human body containing 2-3 grams of zinc, and it being present in every cell, its bioavailability plays a major role in its absorption. As an essential nutrient, our body can’t produce or store extra zinc, so even if our diets aren’t necessarily low in Zinc, it’s important to get a constant supply.
Zinc is naturally found in a wide variety of plant and animal foods – from red meat, seafood and eggs to spinach, asparagus and chickpeas. Oysters are the richest known highly bioavailable source of dietary zinc. Although Zinc can be found in a number of foods, it’s not as bioavailable in plant foods so those who don’t eat red meat or shellfish may benefit from additional sources.
Zinc Boost – your immune-supporting nutrition…
Zinc Boost provides a powerful 8-fold protection to your immune system in the form of lozenges. In addition to the many health benefits Zinc brings, we’ve added in seven additional nutritious ingredients, including the exotic African Baobab fruit and Manuka honey from New Zealand, for their powerhouse potential.
When put together in unique proportions, these great-tasting lozenges help to support overall immune resilience by contributing to…
- The normal function of the immune system
- The protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Normal protein synthesis
- And much more…!
Zinc Boost is well absorbed when dissolved in the mouth as it provides a steady release to the throat membranes as you enjoy the great flavour combination of honey, cinnamon and cranberry.
We all need Zinc in our diets to keep our immune system healthy and stay protected from those illnesses and infections we try to avoid. Give your immune system the nutrition it needs with Zinc Boost and achieve overall wellbeing!