Dr. Wong's Essentials® Zinc Citrate supplement contains 100mg of elemental zinc in each capsule.
Zinc is an essential mineral, necessary for sustaining all life. It is estimated that 3,000 of the hundreds of thousands of proteins in the human body contain zinc..... Zinc ions are now considered neurotransmitters. Cells in the salivary gland, prostate, immune system and intestine are other types of tissues that highly need zinc.
There is a lot of controversy over how much zinc a human actually requires to maintain healthy levels. When asked his opinion, here's what Dr. Wong had to say about Zinc Citrate:
"This warrants repeating: 'Zinc is the most essential mineral for sexual function' and Zinc Citrate is the best absorbed zinc! Why? Because most zinc supplements are very, very poorly absorbed. The oxides are mostly excreted. Those Zincs that are chelated to amino acids need to further bond to a lipid (fat) to be transported across the intestinal wall. Zincs that are chelated to sugars (gluconates) don’t get in well either. But, anything bonded to anything in the Vit. C family such as citric acid, Vit. C, ascorbates, etc. are taken in instantly and almost completely! That is why, despite all the sales hype to the contrary, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate and zinc citrate are the best absorbed minerals of their kind."
Please Note: A few of our New Zealand customers are having trouble importing our Zinc Citrate. If you live in New Zealand, we cannot guarantee that this item will be deliverable to you.