Zinc with Copper
Essential Food State Zinc... Zinc the 2nd most abundant trace mineral in the body, present in all tissues. Our Zinc and Copper Supplement is vital for the healthy activity of our whole system. The activity of about 300 enzymes relies on Zinc. Based in a probiotic for absorption, 1mg of Copper prevents possible risk of deficiency during long-term usage.
Ancient Purity's Food Source Zinc with Copper, an Essential in so many areas of health. Adding Zinc into our diet can often make real improvements, so have a read through and see if Zinc could be of benefit to you. People with low Zinc supply are known to experience increased susceptibility to a variety of infectious organisms. Zinc and Copper compete for the same absorption sites and an excess of Zinc can ultimately cause a Copper deficiency. Generally, at Ancient Purity, we like to keep things simple and as lone supplements when possible. We are convinced that the smartest way to utilise Zinc is to take it in combination with Copper, both presented here are food sourced.
This Zinc supplement is presented in a ‘Food State’ as such these are supplements that present vitamins and minerals in a format as close as possible to the foods where those micronutrients naturally occur. This means they work in the body like food, which means the body knows how to use them to nourish whichever part of the body is in need. This supplement is beneficially combined in a base of lactobacillus bulgaricus which is a friendly probiotic species that is a native inhabitant of the human GI tract. An easy 1 tablet daily protocol.
Zinc & Copper (Food Based) - Information & Points to Research.
- Food State - Clean, Safe, Effective.
- Includes Copper to avoid Long-Term Depletion.
- Vegan Friendly Tablets.
- Normal Protein Synthesis.
- Sexual Health and Regeneration.
- Maintenance of Normal Skin, Hair, Nails and Bone.
- Normal Cognitive Function.
- The Normal Function of the Immune System.
- DNA Synthesis and Cell Division.
- Protection of Cell Constituents from Oxidative Damage.
- Normal Fertility and Reproduction.
- Metabolism of Fatty Acids. Acid-Base Metabolism and Carbohydrate and Macronutrient Metabolism.
- Supports Respiratory Health.
- Metabolism of Vitamin A.
Zinc & Immunity
It is probably best we open with talking about Zinc's benefit to the immune system. Zinc is often taken as a natural over-the-counter remedy for fighting colds and symptoms of illnesses. When taken for at least 5 months, Zinc could reduce the chance of becoming sick with the common cold, plus supplementing once you already feel sick can speed up the healing process. Research shows that Zinc can interfere with the molecular process that causes mucus and bacteria to build within the nasal passages. Zinc, based on its electrical charge, has the ability to exert an antiviral effect by attaching to receptors in nasal epithelial cells and blocking their effects. Research conducted by the Medical Education Centre of Chandigarh India found that when Zinc was administered within 24 hours of onset of cold-related symptoms, the duration of symptoms was significantly reduced compared to the control group that didn’t supplement with Zinc. Fewer patients in the Zinc group had cold-related symptoms five and seven days after experiencing the first symptoms compared to those who did not take Zinc.
Healthy immune systems can’t function without Zinc, it's a key messenger of immune cells and the Zinc inside your cells participates in important signalling events. Our body requires Zinc to produce its white blood cells that circulate throughout your blood, on alert to mount attacks against invading pathogens. Zinc also influences antibody and cytokine production, phagocytosis – or the ingestion of unwanted cells or particles, and gene regulation within your white blood cells. So as you will start to see over this page, Zinc is a vital nutrient. We could write several pages on its many benefits within the human body and as always suggest further research, however you can start enjoying the benefits of balanced Zinc levels straight away. These Vegan - Food State Tablets are a simple 1 a day to meet your Zinc needs.
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Why our Body Thrives with Zinc
Let's start some short summaries of how Zinc can benefit in each health area. Cardiovascular Health: Higher end Zinc levels are associated with optimal cardiovascular health. Researchers now believe Zinc may play a key role in regulating how calcium moves in your heart cells and provides support for the normal functioning of your heart. Respiratory Health: Studies show that adequate Zinc promotes respiratory well-being, especially during seasonal challenges to your health. Metabolic Health: Zinc is required for the activity of more than 300 enzymes that assist with metabolism, digestion and other processes. It supports a healthy metabolism, aids carbohydrate and protein metabolism, and the absorption of nutrients.
Brain Health: Zinc helps prevent the accumulation of defective proteins in your brain and plays a key role in helping proteins maintain their proper shape for healthy cognitive function. Sensory Organ Health: A shortage of zinc often leads to a loss of both taste and appetite. With a deficiency, the cells in your taste and smell organs can actually die faster. Zinc works to help your eyes sense light and transmit nerve impulses to your brain. Lack of smell or taste is one of the classic signs of zinc deficiency. Bone Health: Zinc plays a key role in your bone matrix and regulates the delicate balance between bone building and bone breakdown, especially important as you age. It also promotes bone mineralisation through its role as a cofactor of alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme found in your bone cells. Protein Synthesis and Wound Healing: Zinc supports healthy skin and the integrity of your mucosal membranes.
Zinc & Eye Health
Among the tissues in the human body, the eyes contain the highest concentrations of Zinc. This mineral tends to be concentrated in the vascular layer of tissue just below your retina and actually helps to transport Vitamin A from your liver to this area, allowing your eye to make melanin, a protective pigment that in fact determines you’re the colour of your eyes! Actually, science has proven that there is even a connection between Zinc deficiency and bad night vision. Your eyes need the minerals Zinc and Selenium.
Zinc helps your body absorb Vitamin A and also helps many antioxidant enzymes in your body reduce the number of free radicals. It plays an important role in eye health, and recent studies have shown the association of Zinc to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Could we be so "out there" to say to men that the warnings you had about participating in something so much could lead to bad eyesight? Just a guess!
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Why we Need Copper (Additional Copper with Zinc)
It is possible to get too much Zinc. Excessive amounts of Zinc can reduce your immune function and also lower your “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Excess Zinc can adversely affect your Copper levels as well as your hearing and taste. As little as 60 mg per day of Zinc has been shown to have a negative effect on your Copper status. At Ancient Purity we have been studying this topic for years and we think on all these issues to give you the best and peace of mind. That’s why we've added in the correct amount of Copper to totally cover you and give you the correct therapeutic dose of Zinc. Copper, a mineral, is a trace element and humans require very small amounts of it. Copper is the third most abundant trace mineral in the body, but it is often deficient in a person's diet because food sources high in this mineral are not always eaten frequently. However, copper deficiency is rare and is most frequently seen in cases of severe anorexia, starvation, or rare kidney problems.
The human body contains approximately 100-500 mg of copper but its role is important, as it serves as a co-factor for enzymes involved in haemoglobin and collagen formation and is involved in incorporating iron into the structure of haemoglobin. Copper works together with iron to make red blood cells and it is the major component of the outer coating of nerve fibres and collagen. Copper is involved in the maintenance of immunity, fertility, the formation of melanin, and the promotion of consistent pigmentation. It is believed to play a role in helping to prevent high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, oxidation of the cells, and keeping cholesterol low. Copper is used by the body to manufacture numerous enzymes, many of which work as antioxidants.
Zinc & Sexual Health
Zinc is so vital for our sexual health, finally, in modern times, physicians are saying that a lack of Zinc affects your sex life. Zinc is an essential mineral needed for the production of testosterone. It regulates many things and contributes to normal sperm counts and the regulation of your sex drive. Your prostate has huge concentrations of zinc, and a healthy prostate regulates prostatic fluid.
This aids in the production of semen, a lack of this results in a non-existent sex drive, low sperm counts, and lessened fertility. So a lack of Zinc hurts your prostate, and without a healthy prostate, you can't have a healthy sex life. For men, Ancient Purity have been pioneers in promoting Nofap to our friends, for those losing too much semen Zinc is absolutely essential, and once again shows benefits of Nofap.
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Zinc & Fertility
We started with Zinc and Immunity becuse at the time of updating this page, 2021 everyone is interested in Immunity first. But lets not under estimate how important a role Zinc plays in many other areas. Studies show that Zinc plays an important role in fertility, especially modulating serum testosterone levels in men. Dietary zinc restriction and deficiency in normal young men is associated with a significant decrease in serum testosterone concentrations, which can negatively impact fertility and lower libido.
In one study by the Department of Internal Medicine at Wayne University, after 20 weeks of zinc restriction, giving patients zinc supplementation effectively increased serum testosterone in the majority of men. Zinc also impacts women’s fertility since adequate levels of zinc are needed during the growth process of the female’s eggs, otherwise eggs cannot properly mature and suffer ovulation.
Zinc and Your Longevity
Full Body Protection with Zinc
Above we have talked specifics on how Zinc can support certain aspects of natural health. Like we said at the start of this page we simply don't have enough room to mention everything in depth. So to round up the other areas getting enough Zinc can help, here is some further information for you to then go and read on more yourself. Zinc is essential for the healthy functioning of your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, kidneys, bone and muscles. At the cellular level, your cells use the DNA present in the cells as their blueprint each time they replicate. Throughout your life, your body is able to reproduce DNA. However, as you age, this ability becomes impaired, leading to the deterioration of your body systems.
Recently it’s been discovered that Zinc plays a role in how fast your cellular DNA break down. Too little Zinc impacts your body’s ability to repair the normal damage that occurs to your DNA from oxidative stressors. This is because excessive oxidative stress causes damaging free radicals, which can lead to accelerated cellular ageing. Other stressors like normal bodily processes – such as respiration – as well as pollution, poor diet and overweightness can contribute to DNA damage. In a study of 18 men who consumed a rice-based, low zinc diet for six weeks, adding a modest amount of zinc to the diet reduced DNA strand breaks, indicating a reduction in the everyday “wear and tear” on DNA. Zinc plays an important role in helping to reduce oxidative stress and repair DNA, especially as you age.
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Zinc Deficiency & Food Options
Now you have a good understanding of how having enough Zinc in your diet can help. Here is how to find out if you may be lacking in it. Zinc deficiency symptoms can present themselves as Rashes, Chronic Looseness of the Bowels, Night Blindness, Low Mood, Loss of Appetite, Declining Libido, Hair-Loss, Eye and Skin Lesions. As noted again below once you recognise the common food sources of Zinc, Vegans and also Vegetarians are at risk of Zinc deficiency. Ancient Purity actually has a Vegan Essentials Pack which covers what we believe to be the vital nutrients needed to thrive synergistically with a Vegan diet.
Zinc Rich Foods (Organic only) include: Seafood, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Oysters (Did you know that oysters really are an aphrodisiac?), Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Pecans, Cashews, Peanut butter, Cheddar Cheese and Milk. As you've noticed, a lot of these foods come from animal sources. Vegans and Vegetarians run the risk of suffering from this deficiency, so it's important you meet all of your daily nutritional requirements. Be careful not to have too much. Too much zinc, otherwise known as "zinc toxicity", has very nasty side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. The recommended daily amount is 15mg but try to aim for 20 or 25mg. Ancient Purity’s Peanut Butter Protein Bars contain a generous amount of Zinc as well. Natural Sources of Copper (Organic only) include: Liver, Oysters, Pinto Beans, Lamb, Nuts, Cherries, Cocoa, Legumes, Whole Grains, Seeds, Peas, Artichokes, Avocados, Radishes, Garlic, Mushrooms, Potato, Tomato, Banana and Prunes.
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Zinc & Copper… Closing Thoughts
When supplementing any nutrient, it is pivotal to consider the correct amount to take. If the taken dose is too low, then the desired benefits might not happen. If the dose is too high, then there can be negative side-effects. Zinc supplementation can play an important part for those people who are deficient or who do not get sufficient zinc from the foods they consume. Since our bodies cannot produce zinc, it is considered an essential mineral, one that needs to be obtained from foods or supplementation. At any given time, human bodies store 2-3 grams of zinc in their muscles and bones. A part of that zinc amount is depleted daily as it is used in various bodily functions. Low Zinc Levels can be associated with intravenous nutrition, age, eating a vegan or vegetarian diet, severe burns and compromised immunity. A mild deficiency can have numerous symptoms due to many functions of the body using Zinc.
Copper is used by our bodies to produce energy and to promote heart, bone, skin, and neurological health. Together with Zinc, Copper is a component of superoxide dismutase (An enzyme that aids break down potentially harmful oxygen molecules in cells). Copper deficiency is rare but it can occur from high zinc intake levels because of a reduced ability to use and absorb Copper from the diet. Therefore, a number of scientific studies have investigated the link between Copper status and Zinc consumption. In those researches, the time duration and amount of zinc were analysed. A daily consumption of 60 mg of zinc for 10 weeks (well above the UL) was connected with a reduction in Copper status. In this study, the Zinc intake came from 10 mg from the diet and 50 mg from a Zinc supplement. Additional scientific reports indicate that a Zinc & Copper supplement helps balance absorption of these two nutrients.
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- Zinc Citrate.
- Copper sulphate.
Other Ingredients: Inactive Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Vegan) Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid.
- Take 1 tablet daily with food, or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Do not exceed recommended daily intake.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 60 Tablets.
- Container: Miron Glass Jar.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
Supporting Scientific Research
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