TIENS ZINC CAPSULES
Zinc is an important trace element in
the human body. Zinc deficiency can
directly impair human health. liens
Zinc Supplement is a nutritional
supplement which supplements zinc
essential to the human body.
The following must be known about trace elements
THE ROLE OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN HUMAN HEALTH
Minerals are large family of nutrients essential to the human body, aIthough some of them are present in the body in very small percentages, probably several parts per million, they are designated as essential trace elements because most of them are the core elements of thousands of enzymes displaying various functions or acting as catalysts for certain enzymes. They are also important component of hormones and certain factors with special physiological functions.
ZINC AND TODAY'S HEALTH PROBLEMS
Think Zinc! This slogan comes to mind as l bring this section. Zinc has many important functions and potential uses that both doctors and patients should think of zinc more often for handling many day-to-day problems. Zinc deficiency is fairly common now as a result of soil losses and losses' in food processing. And this deficiency or depletion can product a variety of symptoms.
More than 50 years ago, in 1934, zinc essential was first suggested. Not until the early 1960s, however, was it known that low intake or low body stores of zinc could cause deficiency symptoms. In recent years, since the discovery that this minerals is becoming less available in our soil thus in our food chain, zinc has been given more attention and increased research has produced much new information. We now know that zinc indeed is probably implicated in more flan 100 enzymes and is probably involved in more body functions than any other minerals. It is important in normal growth and development, the maintenance of body tissues, sexual function. the immune system and detoxification of chemicals and metabolic irritants. Carbohydrates metabolism is influenced by zinc, and zinc is needed in the synthesis of DNA, which aids our body's healing process. Zinc is often helpful in reducing healing time after surgery or burns, in many male prostate problems, in skin disease and in many other difficulties.
Zinc is found in the body in small amounts, only about 2-2.5 grams total of the minerals. It is second in concentration to iron, with 33 ppm to iron's 60ppm.
( AIthough fluoride is found at 37 ppm in the. average human body, it is still questionable whether it -is essential. This 37 ppm is also a result of the use of fluoridate water, vitamins and stannous fluoride toothpaste) Though zinc is the twenty-fifth most abundant element in the- earth's crust measuring about 0.01 percent, it is water soluble both in the soil and food. Rains can wash zinc (as well as iodine, sulfur and selenium) from our farming soils as can modern agricuItural techniques. When we cook food, much of the zinc may go into water as do other minerals and vitamins, so the cooking liquids especially from vegetables should be
consumed as well. More importantly when foods are processed as in the refining of grains much of the zinc is lost along with manganese, chromium molybdenum and 8 vitamins. Usually, only iron and sometimes vitamins 81 and 82 are added back in enriched foods (and this iron isn't even in the usable form).Adding zinc, manganese, chromium and more 8 vitamins such as 86 would be much better and help us avoid common deficiencies.
Zinc absorption may vary from about 20-40 percent of ingested zinc, depending mainly on body needs and stomach acid concentration. Like iron, zinc from animal foods where it is bound with proteins has been shown to be better absorbed. When bound with the phytates or oxalates found in grain and vegetables less zinc is absorbed. Calcium, phosphorous, copper, iron, lead and cadmium all compete with zinc for absorption. Milk and eggs reduces zinc absorption. Fiber food bran and hydrates, found mainly the outer covering of grains may also inhibit zinc absorption. Phytic acid may combine with the zinc in the upper intestine before this mineral can be absorbed.
The zinc cadmium relationship is interesting. Cadmium is considered a potentially toxic heavy metal. When it contaminates our food it is found in the center of grain: Zinc is found mainly in the grain covering .So eating whole grains, which have a higher amount of zinc than of cadmium will reduce any possible absorption of cadmium. With the refining of grains into flour, the zinc-cadmium ration is decreased and cadmium is more likely to be absorbed and cause problems.
I In the human body, the 2.5 grams of zinc are stored in a variety of tissues. It is most concentrated in the prostate and semen which suggests zinc's tie to male sexual function (impotence can be related to low zinc). The next most concentrated tissue is the retina of the eye, heart, spleen, lungs brain and adrenal gland. The skin contains a high amount of zinc but it is less concentrated than in the organ tissues. Nails, hair and teeth also have some zinc, and this minerals is important to those tissues as well. Zinc is eliminated through the gastrointestinal tract in the feaces. Some is also eliminated in the urine. Alcohol use increases urinary losses of zinc. Zinc is also lost in the sweat, possibly as much a 2-3mg, in a day. Stress, burns, surgery and weight loss all seems to increase body losses of zinc.
In evaluating body zinc status, plasma or serum zinc levels may not reflect body (stores however, if they are low, Zinc is likely deficient.' Low hair levels appear to reflect zinc deficiency, which then should be sustained through a blood test. High hair zinc levels may also be seen with zinc deficiency, though this is not as correlative as low hair levels. In general, the blood cell (or white blood cell) measurement of zinc may be most indicative of the body's true status of zinc nature.
SOURCES: Most animal foods contain adequate amounts of zinc. Oysters are particularly high with more than ten times as much as other sources (they are also high in copper and possibly, in ocean polluting chemicals and metals). Zinc is added to animal feeds to increase growth rates, so meat usually contains high amounts. Red meats (beef, lamb and pork) and liver are fairly high; herring is good as are egg (yokes and milk products, though the zinc in eggs and milk products may not be as
available to the body as that found in other sources). Other fish and pouItry also contain fair zinc levels with iron. The zinc in animals' foods seems to be better absorbed than that in the vegetable sources, but one can reduce meat foods and eat whole grains and beans and still obtain adequate zinc. Overall, though, in my experience it is not easy for most people eating a relatively healthy diet to obtain the minimum requirement of 15mg daily unless they focus on zinc containing foods.
Whole grains such as whole wheat, rye and oats are rich in zinc and are good sources for vegetarians. Even though the minerals from these foods is utilized less well because the fiber and phytates in the grain covering bind some zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, much of the zinc in these foods is still available to the body. Nuts are fairly good sources with pecans and Brazil nuts the highest. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and are thought to be helpful to the prostate gland. 'Ginger root is good zinc source as is mustard, chili powder, and black pepper. In general, fruits and vegetables are not good zinc sources; aIthough peas. carrots, beefs and cabbage contain some zinc.
The zinc in grain is found mainly in the germ and bra covering so refining them will lower the zinc content. Approximately 80 percent of zinc are lost in making white flour from whole wheat since zinc is lost. Zinc is soluble in water, canning foods or cooking in water can cause zinc losses. Zinc losses have also be prevalent in agricuItural soils and it is therefore less available in foods. Chemical fertilizers also decrease soil zinc levels. Many soils -nearly 30 states in the United-States are deficient in zinc. Water especially from some well contain zinc. Water was better sources when some of the water pipes were galvanized (containing zinc) as well as some cooking pots. Now water pipes are more commonly made of copper which can become toxic at higher levels.
Zinc is involved in a muItitude of human body functions and is part of many enzyme system with regard to metabolism. Zinc is part of alcohol dehydrogenate which helps the liver detoxify alcohols including ethanol (drinking alcohol) methanol, Ethanol glycol and retinol (vitamin A). Zinc is also thought to help utilize and maintain body levels of vitamins A. Through this action, zinc may help maintain healthy skin cells and thus may be helpful in generating new skin after burns or injury. By helping
collagen formation, zinc may also improve wound healing. Zinc aids the skin's oil glands and so may help in acne problems.
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POSSIBLE USES OF ZINC
Boils Wound healing
Psonasis Skin Ulcers
Gastric Ulcers Immune Suppression
Sore Throats Prostrate Congestion
Colds Benign Prostatic
Anorexia Nervosa Hypertrophy
Hypertension Male Sexual Problems
Alcoholism Decreased Hearing
Environmental sensitivity Weak Muscles
FACTORS RELATED TO ZINC DEFICIENCY
· Diet: low in zinc or high in copper: alcohol or phosphates all of which bind zinc in the intestines and reduce absorption: food grown in low-zinc soils.
· Aging: when zinc absorption and intake are often reduced
· Pregnancy: when zinc needs are increased
· Growth periods: infancy, especially with increased copper intake levels and for those on low-zinc formulas: puberty, especially in adolescent boys.
· Birth control pills: use of these increases copper levels and thus reduces zinc.
· Premenstrual symptoms associated with low zinc.
· Increased copper intake high copper intake in water, food or supplements will reduce zinc.
· Fasting or starvation causes zinc depletion and increases need due to tissue healing.
· Serious ilIness or injury causes zinc depletion and increases need due to tissue healing
· Hospitalization stress of ilIness or treatment particularly intravenous therapy without zinc supplementation
· Stress increases zinc uses and needs
· Burns increases need for tissue healing and dealing with stress
· Acute or chronic infections greater requirements from stress and for healing.
· Surgery increased requirements for dealing with stress and for healing
· Alcoholism often associates with low zinc intake and higher need; alcohol flushes zinc from the liver causing increased losses.
· Diuretic therapy may cause extra zinc losses.
· Psoriasis rapid skin activity may deplete zinc
· Parasites caused zinc depletion and poor absorption
· Mal-absorption form pancreatic insufficiency or after gastrointestinal surgery.
· Cirrhosis zinc levels may be half of normal.
· Renal disease cause increased zinc
· Chronic disease metabolic and debilitating disease such as cancer
· Athletics increased zinc Iosses in sweat.
· Cadmium toxicity interfere with zinc absorption and utilization.
Other problems associated with low zinc levels are peptic ulcer, pernicious anemia cystic fibrosis and mongolism. Zinc deficiency is very likely more common and more complex than previously thought. It was first identified in lran and Egypt in 1961 in male dwarfs with slow growth and poor sexual development. The unleavened bread that is a staple in the diet there is high in the phytates that bind zinc and a type of clay used for cooking in lran also ties up zinc. Zinc treatment was found to help these conditions stimulating growth and sexual development.Aging is one of the main factors in zinc deficiency. However some recent
environmental changes have also contributed to the deficiency problem. Soil losses and losses due to food processing are two of the main factors in zinc depletion in food. With the change from iron and zinc-containing water pipes ones, not only is zinc intake decreased but the additional copper interferes further with zinc absorption. The average diet, especially one with low protein intake supplies only 8-11 mg daily (the RDA for aduIts is 15mg).
In general, both infants and adolescent have zinc deficiency as do the elderly and women often due to low intake. With the average American diet, we need to eat about 3.400 calories to obtain our 15mg of zinc and most people do not eat that much. Good quality food is needed and therefore poor people are more likely to experience zinc shortages.
The subject of our diet and zinc deficiency is an important one. The all-too-typical advanced technology anti-nature diet that is high-refined grains, fat, sugar, convenience food and fried meat are often low in zinc and many other important trace minerals trace and B vitamins. Also, strict vegetarians and consumers of much grain and little animal protein may not obtain sufficient zinc.
TIENS ZINC MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Egg Protein Powder
The amount of zinc added to Tiens Zinc Supplements is in line with the nutrients in daily diet recommended by National Nutrition Society. Each capsule contains zinc 0.8-1.2mg. Considering the fact that the simuItaneous in-take of zinc reinforced food and protein can facilitate the absorption of zinc, Tiens Zinc Supplement chose the lactic zinc, protein powder and glucose as the main ingredients. Lactic Zinc: Water solvent zinc is rare; zinc chloride, though solvent, is too offending to the bodily organs and can be applied for internal use, but it is offending to the stomach membrane and can induce nausea. Therefore mentioned zinc can't be used as zinc supplement. That is why Tiens choose lactic zinc as the main zinc supplement. Lactic zinc as an organic was once used internally to treat epilepsy. Meanwhile, it is produced by biological inducing method, having a high rate of absorption, without the pernicious effects of phytate and phytic acid. It is the ideal product on the market as the best zinc supplement.
- To facilitate zinc absorption.
- Used as stuffer.
Glucose-sugar: It has no factors which can affect the zinc, absorption. It uses glucose as the main carrier of zinc supplement and has a higher rate of absorption than other food. The supplement has much to contribute towards the improvement in the quality of life of the world’s population.
USE OF TIENS ZINC SUPPLEMENT
* It prevents slow growth (stunted growth)
* It prevents malformation of fetus (pregnant women)
* It prevents blocked hormone secretion
* It prevents poor sexual functions ("boost weak libido)
* It prevents hair loss and baldness
* It prevents diarrhea, anorexia, low intelligent quotient and acne
* It improves eye sight (correction from the choroids and retina)
* It reduces pimples
* It increases appetite
* It prevents infertility
*It improves body tissues skin, hair, blood, skeleton, liver, finger nails, kidney,pancreas, muscles and almost all tissue and visceral organs
* It boosts and regulates the immune function of the body
* Zinc is useful for BIZARRE CASES
* Helps in internal healing of body tissues and organs
* Prevents schizophrenia
* Prevents senile Dementia
* Prevents learning disabilities
* Prevents toxemia of pregnancy
* Prevents anorexia nervosa
* Helps in diabetes mellitus control
* Prevents delayed menstruation
* Prevents hormonal imbalances
*Prevents skin problems e.g. acne, dermatitis, dispersed eczema etc.