Zinc Balance® Reference Guide

Jarrow Formulas Zinc Balance Supplement
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Zinc Balance® Reference Guide

Zinc Balance®

Supports Immune Function and Antioxidant Protection*

Jarrow Formulas’ Zinc Balance® is a synergistic combination of Zinc L-Methionine and Copper Gluconate in a 15:1 ratio of zinc to copper. Zinc L-Methionine resists absorption interference from fiber and phytic acid.*

Who Can Benefit From this Product?

This product is useful for those looking to support immune health and the body’s intrinsic antioxidant production.* 

Who Can Benefit From this Product?

  • Specially Designed to Support The Copper-Zinc Ratio 
  • Resists Interference In Absorption by Phytic Acid and Fibers 
  • Formulated with 15 mg Zinc (L-Methionine Sulfate) and 1 mg Copper (Copper Gluconate). 

What is Zinc Balance®?

Zinc Balance® is a synergistic combination of zinc L-methionine sulfate and copper gluconate in a 15:1 ratio. Zinc L-methionine sulfate resists absorption interference from fiber and phytic acid. L-OptiZinc® is standardized to 20% zinc and consists of zinc bound to the purified “L” form of methionine. Copper is included primarily to balance any potential interference with normal uptake due to supplemental zinc. 

Orally, zinc is used for management and prevention of zinc deficiency. The mineral zinc promotes skeletal, skin, and immune health. Both zinc and copper are needed to promote super oxide dismutase (SOD) activity, which plays a critical role in the body’s endogenous antioxidant network. 

Copper supplements are used to prevent or manage copper deficiency. The body needs copper for normal growth and health and a deficiency may lead to anemia and suboptimal bone integrity. 

Zinc Benefits & Mechanisms of Action 

Zinc is essential for the functions of numerous enzymes, including many involved in acid-base balance, amino acid metabolism, protein synthesis, and nucleic acid synthesis and function. Zinc is widely used in the body as a component of enzymes involved in digestion, metabolism, respiration and immune function. It is a component of insulin, influences the absorption and the activation of vitamin A, and is crucial to reproductive health and bone growth.* Zinc supports optimal growth, healthy prostate and immune function. Another sign of deficiency is an impaired sense of taste. Some researchers believe that zinc may be important for learning. More specifically, zinc plays an important role in immune function and inflammatory response as well as in the areas of skeletal, neurological and endocrine health. 

Absorption

Some research indicates that L-methionine is the best absorbed of the amino acids and therefore a superior carrier for uptake of zinc into the body. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system. 

Safety, Adverse Reactions and Interactions

Safe when used as directed. Zinc supplements may interact with cisplatin, penicillamine, quinolone and tetracycline antibiotics. In addition, captopril, cholestyramine, corticosteroids, deferoxamine, disulfiram, EDTA and EDTA derivatives, estrogens, ethambutol, H2- blockers, phenytoin, proton pump inhibitors, thiazide diuretics, and valproic acid may increase the need for zinc.