Zinc, Boring? Oh no! It could be the single most important mineral for life.
Zinc is required for production of steroid hormones needed for normal growth, development, maturation, reproduction and tissue repair. You can’t make new cells without it.
Zinc stabilizes cell membranes, protecting them against oxidation. In that role, it is an anti-aging and anti-degenerative disease nutrient.
Zinc potentiates the action of insulin, helping move sugar into cells. (So do chromium, vanadium, and manganese.)
Zinc has been identified in several hundred enzymes and proteins. Zinc, as part of these enzymes, is critical to the metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, mucopolysaccharides and carbohydrates.
So, without adequate zinc, critical enzyme systems begin to break down. Sense of taste becomes less acute (an early warning of deficiency) or disappears, damaged tissue won’t heal, digestion falters, growth and development grind to a halt, and aging accelerates. Zinc deficiency is not pretty.
The USDA has been measuring the dietary intake of a number of important nutrients for several decades. Current estimates place more than one-third of the U.S. population at risk for zinc deficiency. For conditions related more specifically to prostate function, we recommend zinc arginate.
Both Zinc arginate and plant sterols are known to shrink an enlarged prostate gland, that is, to help remedy BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy.) A Man’s Zinc would be a first line, inexpensive product mature men could take as a preventive to help avoid the problem. A Man’s Zinc focuses on key nutrients for a healthy prostate.
Total amount of zinc in the human body is between 2 and 3 grams.
Highest concentration of zinc is in the prostate gland, prostatic secretions and spermatozoa, running around 860 mcg. per gram in normal tissue. (That’s about 4 to 80 times more than any other tissue!)
There is 25 times more zinc in white blood cells than in red, indicating zinc’s importance in disease resistance.
Serum zinc decreases during pregnancy, implying increased need during that time.
Serum zinc decreases with estrogen administration, implying an increased need if hormone therapy is employed during menopause and thereafter.
Zinc is excreted primarily in gastrointestinal and pancreatic secretions.
Urine contains 0.5 mg. per day independent of dietary intake and urinary volume.
Body stores of zinc (held in bone, prostate gland and blood cells) are not easily released for use, so we are dependent on regular, dietary supplies, particularly during periods of growth.
About one-third of zinc from food is retained (absorbed AND delivered to tissues.) Therefore, highly bioavailable supplements are valuable.
Zinc arginate has specific affinity for prostate tissue, and has been shown to help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate if needed. Plant sterols are also known to promote healthy prostate function in a similar manner.
|Product: ||A Man's Zinc 30 mg.|
|Brand: ||Vibrant Health (More Products)|
|Size: ||60 Tablets|
|Dosage: ||As a dietary supplement, take one (1) tablet daily.|