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Immuno-Zn Lozenge is a combination of zinc and elderberry delivered in an easy-to-dissolve lozenge with a delicious mixed berry flavor to support overall immune health, especially during cold and flu season.* Each sugarfree lozenge provides 25 mg zinc (as zinc gluconate combined with zinc citrate) and 100 mg elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra). The lozenge delivery system is ideal for enhanced absorption and allows the active ingredients to stay in the mucosal areas of the upper gastrointestinal tract to support upper respiratory tract health, sore throats and symptoms associated with the common cold and flu.*
Adequate zinc levels are essential for healthy functioning of every cell in the body. The beneficial effects of zinc are extensive because this mineral is the body’s most abundant intracellular trace element, and at least 200 zinc-dependent enzymes have been identified.1 Zinc is essential for growth and physical development and for the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Most aspects of reproduction in both males and females require zinc. This mineral is also vitally important to the immune system. Practically every enzyme reaction in the brain involves zinc and so does the development and function of the central nervous system. The highest concentrations of zinc are in the brain, ears and eyes. Some individuals are poor absorbers of this mineral, but most cases of zinc deficiency are due to poor diet, chronic stress, vegetarianism or excessive alcohol intake. Some deficiencies result from exposure to toxic metals, such as cadmium from cigarettes or excess copper from copper-lined tap water pipes. Severe deficiency is associated with skin changes, diarrhea, hair loss, mental disturbances and recurrent infections as a result of impaired immune function.1,2