How it supports your body
Zinc is an essential dietary mineral. Although most people get enough zinc from their diets, low zinc levels are strongly linked with insulin resistance, acne and depression. For people with low levels of zinc, dietary supplements have been shown to help improve blood sugar levels, reduce acne and improve mood. Zinc has also been linked with sebum production and can help regulate the amount of oil on our skin.
Commonly found in: Beans, nuts, red meat and poultry
Amount (The Daily): 20mg of zinc from zinc glycinate
What makes it special: Cheap zinc supplements commonly use zinc sulfate, which is poorly absorbed by your body and can lead to upset stomachs. We make sure to use a form of zinc that your body can actually process and absorb.
There are 1,400+ published papers looking into dietary zinc. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are three papers to get you started.
** Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Endocrine Outcomes in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2016 Apr;170(2):271-8.
** A randomised controlled trial of oral zinc sulphate for primary dysmenorrhoea in adolescent females. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Aug;55(4):369-73.
** A bioavailability study comparing two oral formulations containing zinc (Zn bis-glycinate vs. Zn gluconate) after a single administration to twelve healthy female volunteers. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2007 Jul;77(4):243-8.