Zinc Lozenges from Sisu provides high-potency zinc in a convenient and great tasting lemon-lime lozenge. Zinc is important for a variety of functions in the body, as a valued mineral it is often taken to support general immunity. Sisu’s Zinc Lozenges are suitable for adults and children ages 9 and up for better hair, skin and nails as well as additional support throughout the cold and flu season to help boost the immune system and provide resistance to infection. [LOZENGES
- Zinc (zinc citrate, zinc gluconate)
Evaporated cane sugar, natural lemon-lime flavour, citric acid, magnesium stearate (vegetable), silicon dioxide, stearic acid (vegetable), microcrystalline cellulose.
- Important To General Immunity
- Promotes Clear Skin And Strong Hair And Nails
- Delicious, Natural Lemon-Lime Flavour
- Naturally Sweetened
- Suitable For Adults And Children Ages 9 And Up
- The Benefits of Taking Zinc
Zinc has a variety of functions within the body, the most significant of which, from a consumer’s perspective, are general immune support and health of the prostate.
Zinc and the Immune System
Zinc helps drive many aspects of immunity, including the production of antibodies and T-cells as well as other blood cell activity. Studies show that animals deficient in zinc are unable to fight off assaults from bacteria, parasites and viruses. Humans deficient in zinc have been shown to catch more colds and develop more respiratory tract infections.
According to US National Institute of Health researcher Dr. Novera H. Spector, zinc appears to rejuvenate an aging immune system. It achieves this by helping to reverse deteriorating immune functions. After middle age, the thymus gland (an important player in immune response) begins to shrink. The thymus secretes thymulin, the hormone that stimulates production of T-cells. When the thymus gland shrinks, so does its output of thymulin.
In Italy, researchers studying aging mice found that low daily doses of zinc resulted in an 80 percent regrowth of the thymus and a significant increase in the hormones and T-cells that fight off infections.
A human study conducted by Nicola Fabris, Ph.D., of the Italian National Research Centre on Aging, produced similar results. After taking 15 mg of zinc daily, a small group of people over the age of 65 showed significant increases in their blood levels of hormones and active T-cells. These levels were equivalent to those normally seen in young people.
Zinc and the Prostate
The male prostate gland has a far greater concentration of zinc than any other gland in the body. A lack of zinc in the diet is believed to be responsible for prostatic infections (prostatitis) and increasing zinc intake can help cure chronic prostatitis. In a study conducted at the Centre for the Study of Prostatic Diseases at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Irving Bush and his colleagues found that 50 to 100 mg of zinc a day improved or completely eradicated symptoms of chronic prostatitis and BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate).