- MFG # 0497-008
- UPC # KM1156
Kirkman’s new improved liquid zinc supplement is a pleasant tasting syrup flavored with a natural berry flavor. Each 1 teaspoon serving contains 20 mg of elemental zinc from water soluble zinc alpha-ketoglutarate and is in a sugar free medium. Our new and improved formula is free of artificial sweeteners.
Zinc and the immune system
Zinc is present in every cell in the body and is also a component of over 200 enzymes. Actually‚ zinc is involved in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral constituent in mammals.
Zinc is essential for normal skin‚ vision‚ smell‚ taste‚ reproduction‚ brain development‚ protein synthesis and wound healing. It is also one of the most important factors in a healthy immune system. Zinc is involved in just about every aspect of immunity‚ including the immune enhancing “T” cells that are necessary for immune response.
The best sources of zinc are shellfish‚ fish‚ and red meats‚ with oysters being the richest source. Substantial amounts are also found in certain plant foods such as whole grains‚ legumes‚ nuts‚ mushrooms and some herbs. The zinc from plant sources is not absorbed well because it binds to a fiber compound in plant seeds called phytic acid to form an insoluble zinc-phytate complex that cannot be assimilated.
A study published in 1997 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported that Chinese children receiving 20 mg. of zinc supplementation daily scored 10-15% higher on educational tests than unsupplemented children.
Why might an individual be deficient in zinc?
Zinc levels in the body may be lowered by the following conditions:
• fiber consumption‚ which causes zinc excretion through the intestinal tract
• high calcium and iron consumption
• copper ingestion
• liver or kidney disease and
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon (5 ml)
Servings Per Container: 47
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Zinc (from Zinc Alpha Ketoglutarate) 20mg / 133%
Ingredients: Purified water‚ sorbitol‚ glycerine‚ citric acid‚ zinc alpha ketoglutarate‚ natural raspberry flavor‚ potassium sorbate.
Free of: Sucrose‚ soy‚ wheat‚ casein‚ gluten‚ milk‚ egg‚ yeast‚ gelatin‚ artificial flavoring‚ artificial colorings‚ peanuts‚ tree nuts or fish.
Children to six years old: 1/2 teaspoon near bedtime or as directed by a physician. Older children and adults: one teaspoon near bedtime or as directed by a physician.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Casein Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Gluten Free
- Milk Free
- Peanut Free
- Soy Free
- Sucrose Free
- Tree Nuts Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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Overall Rating for Zinc Liquid - 8 fl. oz (237 ml)
I bought Zinc Liquid to increase my daughterss appetite. We changed a couple things at once so I cant say if it was totally responsible for her increased appetite but it probably contributed. I mixed 5 ml with her liquid Animal Parade vitamins and my daughter couldnt tell and she is very picky. Shipment arrived quickly too.
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
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