Pico-Zinc™ - Picometer Zinc*
- Dr. Dean's Picometer Zinc - 8.1 oz. bottle
- Contains zinc that is picometer in size
- Fully absorbed at the cellular level*
- 20 mgs per 1/2 tsp serving
Why is Pico-Zinc ™ One of the Best Zinc Supplements?
Zinc, according to the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, plays an important role in the structure and function of the immune system.* It is a cofactor for nearly 100 enzymes in the body; has a role in protein synthesis; DNA synthesis; cell division; supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence; and is required for a proper sense of taste and smell.* Daily intake of zinc is required to maintain these functions because the body does not a specialized zinc storage system.*
Pico Zinc™ follows the tradition of our ReMag®, ReMyte®, ReCalcia®, and Pico Silver™ as a stabilized pico-meter-ion of zinc. The source of Pico Zinc™ is pure zinc lactate. Its ions are smaller in diameter than the body’s cell mineral ion channels. Thus it acts as its own ionophore and is completely absorbed across mineral channels and doesn’t require the 6 transporter proteins that normally facilitate the movement of zinc.
What is Zinc and What Does It Do?
Zinc is a mineral. It’s called an ‘essential trace element because very small amounts of zinc are essential to human health that people need to stay healthy*. Nearly 100 different enzymes rely on zinc for their activity*. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. The body needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells*. During pregnancy, a growing fetus needs zinc to grow and develop properly*. Zinc is important for proper senses of taste and smell*.
Since the body does not store excess zinc, it must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. Common dietary sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, and fish. But not everyone obtains enough through their diet. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of taking zinc supplements is the fact they can help you get enough zinc on a daily basis. Taking zinc supplements is very common and generally recognized as safe.
Liquid Zinc Supplement Benefits
It’s also the best form of zinc supplement if you’re looking to control your dosage. Using a liquid supplement gives you more control over the dosage amount. Other types of zinc supplements, like those in pill form, come in pre-measured doses, which restricts how flexible you can be with intake. And that’s what makes liquid the best type of zinc supplement, you can easily alter the amount if you are taking a liquid form of the supplement. If you need less or more one day, you will be able to make quick adjustments.
What is the Recommended Daily Intake for Zinc?
According to the National Institute of Health – the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) quantities of zinc have been established:
- Men age 14 and older, 11 mg/day;
- Women 19 and older, 8 mg/day;
- Pregnant women 19 and older, 11 mg/day;
- Lactating women 19 and older, 12 mg/day.
In people with mild zinc deficiency, recommendations suggest taking two to three times the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) using zinc deficiency supplementation for 6 months. In people with moderate to severe deficiency, recommendations suggest taking four to five times the RDA for 6 months.
Pico-Zinc™ Supplement Dosage
Pico Zinc™ is a powerful mineral concentrate and should not be placed directly into your mouth. Pico Zinc™ is a vegan zinc supplement that’s gluten-free, and contains no yeast, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, sugar, starch, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or animal byproducts.
For proper zinc supplement dosage, adults should place up to 1/2 teaspoon serving in water, juice, or a smoothie and consume accordingly. May be taken with or without food. May be mixed with any of Dr. Dean’s Picometer Mineral Solutions.
We highly recommend using Pico-Zinc™ along with our other formulas as part of Dr. Dean's Total Body ReSet™.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.