LifeTime Vitamins Zinc Picolinate Capsules: Although it is present in all the body’s tissues and is crucial to numerous body functions, from immune support to protein synthesis, most of the zinc in food is lost in processing. Zinc plays a role in energy production, speeds up wound healing, helps the body use the stress-busting B vitamins, regulates the male hormone, testosterone, helps the body break down alcohol, helps maintain the body’s acid/alkaline balance, works to regulate the production of oil by the skin and is essential for healthy taste buds. Zinc Picolinate provides the highest assimilable form of zinc available to the body.
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for the male reproductive system. It plays a vital role in sperm production and motility. Low zinc levels contribute to a reduction in testosterone and an increase in the production of DHT. Zinc has been identified as one of the most important nutrients for the protection of the prostate gland. Low levels of zinc in the prostate are associated with a higher incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia and other prostate disorders. Zinc has also been shown to inhibit the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone into DHT, a powerful androgen thought to be responsible for prostate enlargement and disorders. Zinc is also responsible for the production of numerous hormones.
Signs of zinc deficiency: White flecks on the fingernails, menstrual problems, acne, recurring infections, slow wound healing, stretch marks on the skin, loss of taste or smell.
One capsule daily with food.