What is zinc?Zinc is a trace mineral essential for proper growth, development and reproduction, as well as numerous body processes, from eye health to immune function to regulation of appetite, taste and smell.* Its also required for the proper function of approximately 300 enzymes.Zinc is necessary for the formation of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is an important free radical scavenger in the body.* Its also an antioxidant, meaning it helps protect healthy cells from the potentially damaging effects of free radicals.* How does zinc support health?Supports healthy protein and DNA synthesis*Supports prostate tissue health, sperm motility and testosterone metabolism*Involved in healthy insulin production*Zinc deficiency in the elderly can often accompany age-related immune decline*Why choose Vitacost Zinc Gluconate/Picolinate?Combines two highly absorbable forms of zinc*Supplies 50 mg per single-capsule servingContains 180 servings per bottleBetter value than similar products on the marketAbout VitacostAll Vitacost products are laboratory tested to meet FDA standards for identity, purity and composition. All products are tested for heavy metals, microbiology and contaminants. Vitacost products are produced in a NSF Certified facility. Freshness is guaranteed. *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.