Zinc is an essential mineral and nutrient required by the human body for proper functioning. It is essential in that it must be derived from food, and cannot be synthesized by the body. Zinc has hundreds of documented uses and is commonly used to support a libido, hormones, and neurotransmitter levels, especially those of dopamine and testosterone.

Zinc is found in nearly 100 specific enzymes and is “typically the second most abundant transition metal in organisms” after iron and it is the only metal which appears in all enzyme classes. Between 2 and 4 grams of zinc are distributed throughout the human body. Most zinc is in the brain, muscle, bones, kidney, and liver, with the highest concentrations in the prostate and parts of the eye. Semen is particularly rich in zinc, a key factor in prostate gland function and reproductive organ growth. In the brain, zinc is stored in specific synaptic vesicles by glutamatergic neurons and can modulate neuronal excitability. It plays a key role in synaptic plasticity and so in learning.

As an oral supplement, Zinc glycinate is easily absorbed by the body, as well as being a digestive enzyme (aid). As such, it is best had with food rather than on an empty stomach. While Zinc has many benefits, the Glycinate is used as a raw material for the production of various neurotransmitters and proteins throughout the body.

While most everyone needs a good amount of zinc every day, each individual’s needs depends on their zinc status, food sources, and the reason for use. Zinc glycinate is not only used in gene expression and neurotransmitter production but also in the production of important factors, lGlutathioneione, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), and Metallothionein.

The more active an individual is or rather, the more stress in your life that you experience, the more zinc your body demands each day and night while you sleep. If you are unsure how much to use, please consult a health practitioner. With the many roles of Zinc glycinate in the body, it is not possible to determine how much a person needs each day by review on this site or any other.

As it stimulates liver activity, taking Zinc glycinate on an empty stomach could cause acidity or hunger, so it is best had with food. It does not replace Magnesium glycinate for use before bed.


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