This product is a very effective combination formula of Zinc plus, Manganese plus, and Vitamin C plus.
Vitamin C plays a significant role in the body. You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. It also helps the body absorb iron from nonheme sources. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and many other plant-based nutrients. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free radicals, substances that damage DNA. The build up of free radicals over time may contribute to the aging process and the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Low levels of vitamin C have been associated with a number of conditions, including high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, stroke, some cancers, and atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque in blood vessels that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Although the information is limited, studies suggest that vitamin C may also be helpful for:
- Boosting immunity
- Maintaining healthy gums
- Improving vision for those with uveitis (an inflammation of the middle part of the eye)
- Treating allergy-related conditions, such as asthma, eczema, and hay fever (called allergic rhinitis)
- Reducing effects of sun exposure, such as sunburn or redness (called erythema)
- Alleviating dry mouth, particularly from antidepressant medications (a common side effect from these drugs)
- Healing burns and wounds
- Decreasing blood sugar in people with diabetes
- Some viral conditions, including mononucleosis — Although scientific evidence is lacking, some doctors may suggest high-dose vitamin C to treat some viruses
Vitamin C is one of the most studied elements in the world with many benefits if you check the medical bibliography you can see the most studies that have been published in international journals.
Zinc’s roles in the body are the following: activator of many key enzymes, growth and development, male reproductive system, insulin production and secretion, prevention of cadmium and copper toxicity.
Functions Of Zinc
Circulatory – maintenance of artery walls
Respiratory – removal of carbon dioxide and maintenance of acid-base balance
Digestive – production of digestive enzymes, and normal liver function
Nervous – essential for brain development and neurotransmitters
Special senses – appetite regulation, smell and taste
Reproductive – testes, ovaries, prostate, male fertility
Endocrine – insulin and pituitary gonadotropin secretion
Blood – red blood cells and blood proteins
Skeletal – bone integrity, prevention of osteoporosis
Skin – required for normal integrity of hair, nails, and skin
Protective – required for wound healing and integrity of the immune system
Metabolic – normal carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Detoxification – assists in removing toxic accumulation of cadmium and copper
Psychological – powerful mood stabilizer and ‘sedative’ mineral
Manganese has special roles in the body such as Energy Production, maintenance of Glucose tolerant levels and integrity of tendons and ligaments, and responsibility of bone development. The major functions of Manganese refer to the synthesis of neurotransmitters, in fertility, required for normal adrenal and thyroid gland activity, in energy production, glucose tolerance, utilization of fats and carbohydrates. The synergetic nutrients are zinc, choline, and vitamin K. The antagonistic ones are calcium, phosphorus, iron, soy protein, copper, magnesium, iron, vanadium. The reasons that someone must take Manganese supplementation is to raise low sodium levels, to lower excessive iron, copper or other toxic metal levels, and to correct a low sodium/potassium ratio.
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