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Zinc picolinate molecule - what makes zinc picolinate better?

Why is Zinc Picolinate Superior?

Zinc is the second-most abundant metal in the body, second only to iron. It's needed by every cell and making sure you have enough is important for preventing acne, digestion, wound healing, and (perhaps most famously) for your immune system.

 

What is zinc picolinate?

Zinc picolinate is a zinc salt of picolinic acid, which is an organic acid naturally produced in your body by the amino acid L-tryptophan.
Chemical structure of zinc picolinate - a zinc salt bound to picolinic acid

Image source: PubChem via the National Library of Medicine

The Best Form of Zinc

Zinc picolinate is a highly bioavailable, well-absorbed, and effective form of zinc. In a 4-week study comparing zinc picolinate absorption to two other common forms of zinc, only zinc picolinate showed measurable improvements to the zinc level in hair, urine, and blood levels. (1)

Below, you can see why we believe zinc picolinate is the best form of zinc for absorption:

Liquid zinc supplements are typically made using zinc sulfate, which is a cheap form that can cause digestive discomfort. Why Not Natural chose the superior picolinate form of zinc in combination with zinc bisglycinate, real elderberry, and vitamin C to make our immune system powerhouse - the first of its kind in liquid form.

Zinc picolinate is chelated, meaning that it's attached to other molecules. Being chelated means it passes easily into your intestines, and also makes it less irritating (a common side effect of forms like zinc sulfate is stomach irritation).

Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting any new supplement regimen.

Source:

1- Comparative absorption of zinc picolinate, zinc citrate and zinc gluconate in humans

S A BarrieJ V WrightJ E PizzornoE KutterP C Barron

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