Essential Food State Zinc... Zinc the 2nd most abundant trace mineral in the body, present in all tissues. Vital for the healthy activity of our whole system. The activity of about 300 enzymes relies on Zinc. Based in a probiotic for absorption, 1mg of Copper prevents possible risk of deficiency during long-term usage.
People with low Zinc supply are known to experience increased susceptibility to a variety of infectious organisms. Zinc and Copper compete for the same absorption sites, and an excess of Zinc can ultimately cause a copper deficiency. Generally, at Ancient Purity, we like to keep things simple and as lone supplements when possible, we just think that the smartest way to utilise Zinc is to take in combination with Copper, both presented here are food sourced.
This Zinc supplement is presented in a ‘Food State’ as such these are supplements that present vitamins and minerals in a format as close as possible to the foods where those micronutrients naturally occur. This means they work in the body like food, which means the body knows how to use them to nourish whichever part of the body is in need. This supplement is beneficially combined in a base of lactobacillus bulgaricus a friendly probiotic species that is a native inhabitant of the human GI tract.
Copper, a mineral, is a trace element and humans require very small amounts of it. Copper is the third most abundant trace mineral in the body, but it is often deficient in a person's diet because food sources high in this mineral are not always eaten frequently. However, copper deficiency is rare and is most frequently seen in cases of severe anorexia, starvation, or rare kidney problems.
The human body contains approximately 100-500 mg of copper but its role is important, as it serves as a co-factor for enzymes involved in haemoglobin and collagen formation and is involved in incorporating iron into the structure of haemoglobin. Copper works together with iron to make red blood cells and it is the major component of the outer coating of nerve fibres and collagen.
Copper is involved in the maintenance of immunity, fertility, the formation of melanin, and the promotion of consistent pigmentation. It is believed to play a role in preventing high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, oxidation of the cells, and keeping cholesterol low. Copper is used by the body to manufacture numerous enzymes, many of which work as antioxidants.
- Zinc Citrate.
- Copper sulphate.
Other Ingredients: Inactive Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Vegan) Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid.