Solaray: Zinc Copper 100 ct

Zinc Copper - 100 ct



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Zinc/Copper Supplement and Its Role as Antioxidant and In Reducing Cholesterol Levels

It has always been known that trace elements are important in nutrition and health. Recent research is pointing towards the benefits of two of these trace elements as antioxidants and anti-atherogenic minerals. These two are zinc and copper. Due to this realization, zinc/copper supplements have been introduced in the market.

Effects of Zinc/Copper Supplement

There are two main effects of zinc/copper supplement are in the cardiovascular system and the liver. These determine the health benefits of this dietary supplement.

Cardiovascular system

The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood vessels. With time, there is excessive accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of the blood vessels including those supplying the heart. This leads to narrowing of these vessels, a situation, which can cause hypertension, and coronary artery disease both of which are associated with unfavorable outcomes.

Zinc/copper supplement has been shown to reduce the blood concentration of cholesterol. Research carried out by several institutions around the world indicate that zinc diminishes the fat that has already accumulated in the walls of the blood vessels and also maintain plasma levels of all lipids.

Antioxidant Effects

During its normal metabolism, the body produces several toxins, the most common of which are reactive oxygen species (ROS). These include superoxide, hydrogen peroxide and halogen oxides. These can damage the cells by causing mutations and therefore predispose to cancer formation.

Zinc/copper supplements induce the effects of erythrocyte superoxide dismutase, which reduces the concentration of superoxide in the blood. Thus, it works as a powerful antioxidant of the body and therefore maintains health. When taken at the correct doses, this supplement can rally change the course of health.

The reason why zinc and copper are used together is that the former reduces the blood levels of copper. Administration of the combination maintains the ratio between zinc and copper while providing the beneficial effects.


Zinc Copper
Description: Zinc and copper share similar functions in the body.Both minerals are necessary for the development of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, an important antioxidant.A proper zinc to copper ratio is also important for helathy lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.The zinc and copper amino acid chelates in the product are derived from whole rice concentrate rather than ordinary soy, yeast or milk which are commonly used to chelate minerals.

Product #: 47105
Size: 100ct
Directions: Use only as directed.Take one capsule daily with a meal or glass of water.Store in a cool, dry place.

Serving Size: 1  ea    100 Servings per container
Ingredients: Amount per serving: % Daily Value: +
Iodine (as Kelp) 53 mcg 35% 
Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate) 50 mg 333% 
Copper (as Copper Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg 100% 
Key to Ingredients:
     ~ = Daily Value not established.
     + = Percent Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
     ? = Values differ depending on age
     ? = Values differ depending on age
Other Ingredients: Whole Rice Concentrate, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Kelp, Pumpkin Seed, Magnesium Stearate and Silica.

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