- Life Extension Zinc Lozenges provide premium-grade zinc as gluconate and oxide in a pleasant citrus-orange naturally flavored lozenge.
- Zinc is a mineral that stimulates the activity of approximately 300 enzymes, which are substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body. These reactions are essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body' most important free radical scavengers. Zinc also promotes immune function, taste sensitivity, protein and DNA synthesis, insulin production, reproductive organ development and sperm motility. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
- Maintaining adequate levels of zinc is equally important to aging adults. As people grow older, their immune function declines, partly due to the decreasing size and function of the thymus gland. Evidence suggests that zinc may help to maintain healthy function of the thymus gland in elderly people. Scientists have also found evidence that a zinc deficiency in elderly adults may contribute to impaired immune function with aging, or immunosenescence. These findings suggest that zinc plays a critical role in supporting healthy immune function with age.
Serving Size: 1 Vegatarian Lozenge
Amount Per Serving ...... % Daily Value
Zinc (as zinc oxide, gluconate) .......18.75 mg
Xylitol, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, natural citrus-orange flavors, citric acid, potato maltodextrin, stevia extract, arabic gum, vegetable stearate.
Dosage and Use
Dissolve in mouth or chew one (1) lozenge daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed recommended dose. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.
When one lozenge is taken every 2 waking hours for at least one full day and perhaps into the second day of an impending cold, I have stopped every cold in its tracks since beginning this regimen over 6 years ago. I imagine there are many similar results, and very happy customers.