Wellness Zinc Lozenges Peach-Raspberry, 23 mg Wellness Zinc Lozenges are specially formulated to contain the most active forms of zinc. Zinc is a trace element that plays a significant role in the human body. It is involved in normal cell growth and repair and helps support the body’s natural defenses. Natural peach-raspberry flavor has no zinc aftertaste. Finally, Zinc You Don’t Have To Taste While zinc is an essential mineral to the body’s defense system, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth. In order for zinc to be activated in the oral cavity and throat, free-form zinc ions must be released. However, these zinc ions have an unpleasant metallic taste that can linger on your tongue for hours. With this in mind, the new Wellness Zinc delivery systems are designed to eliminate the unpleasant taste associated with most zinc products. Bioavailable Zinc Goes To Work Fast Both the Wellness Zinc Lozenges and Throat Spray feature zinc in the form of gluconate, the most efficient, non-binding form, along with ascorbate and amino acid chelate. These zinc formulas allow for up to 90% of free-form zinc ions from gluconate to be released in the mouth and throat. The non-binding quality of zinc gluconate is very important to your body’s ability to utilize zinc. Other formulas may contain citric acid, or mannitol-sorbitol sweetener mixtures, and as a result do not work nearly as well. That is because these compounds bind free zinc ions so tightly that very little of it is released into the oral cavity. It is important to note that simply drinking citrus juice at the same time as using either delivery system will have this same "binding" effect. To further enhance bioavailability, the two delivery systems release the zinc very quickly to the surfaces of the mouth and throat, where it may be most efficiently assimilated during the physical stress of winter cold weather. Zinc & Special Ingredients Included in each Zinc Lozenge is 30 mg of Vitamin C, long known to be essential to your defense system, and for nullifying potential free radical damage. Zinc Throat Spray, in addition to Vitamin C, provides both echinacea and elderberry in each application. Echinacea is a primary herb containing unique polysaccharide constituents in sufficient amounts. Elderberry contains anthocyanins, a special class of bioflavonoids that offer a wide spectrum of antioxidant protection. Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 lozenge Amount %DV Zinc (as zinc gluconate, ascorbate, & chelate) 23 mg 1.53 Vitamin C (as zinc ascorbate) 30 mg 0.5 Other Ingredients: fructose, natural peach-raspberry flavor, honey, peach and papaya fruit powders, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, citric acid, hydrogenated soy oil, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, mono diglycerides, and xanthan gum. Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product. Suggested Use: One Zinc lozenge every two hours as needed. For optimal results, dissolve completely in mouth, allowing prolonged contact in throat area, and avoid drinking citrus juices simultaneously. Do not exceed 6 lozenges in a 24-hour period. Do not use for more than 3 days at a time. Wellness Zinc Lozenges are suitable for vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, or wheat. Contains no preservatives or artificial color, flavor, or fragrance.
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