Zinc is an essential micronutrient required growth and physical development, and for the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Zinc deficiency is common, especially in the elderly. A zinc deficiency may play a role in many chronic diseases but it is best known for its pivotal role in the immune system. It is essential for protection from bacteria and viruses and to regulate inflammation and wound healing. Zinc is also a key factor in the healing of the digestive lining, for •À_leaky•À_ gut or IBS.
Supplementation with zinc by itself can result in copper deficiency, which can have serious implications for your long-term health. Zinc-Copper Balance is the best choice for anyone supplementing with zinc for longer than 1 mont as it provides a balanced, research-based ratio of zinc to copper.