Here's What You Don't Want In Your Zinc Remedy
Other common forms of zinc (zinc citrate, zinc glycinate, and zinc tartrate) release little to no ionic zinc. As a result, they are not effective.
And don't be fooled by combinations, either. If you choose a product that combines zinc gluconate and zinc glycinate, you're wasting your money.
Not only do you get less zinc gluconate per dose, the glycine interferes with the release of ionic zinc from the zinc gluconate. Only 57% of zinc is released in ionic form. That's way less than the 70% released by zinc gluconate on its own.
And it's even worse when manufacturers combine zinc gluconate with zinc citrate, zinc aspartate, or zinc tartrate. These combinations result in 0% of the zinc being released in ionic form. That’s right – zero. No wonder so many of these zinc remedies don’t work!
And finally, when you’re selecting lozenges, check for palm kernel oil and cottonseed oil. If either of these oils are in the ingredient list, don’t buy them. Why? Because they bind to zinc during the manufacturing process and prevent it from being released in ionic form.
Suddenly all of these conflicting study results make sense, right? As soon as I read the meta-study, I knew exactly what kind of zinc to recommend to my patients and readers – zinc acetate.
But there was just one problem with zinc acetate. I couldn’t find any that was commercially available! That’s why I turned to my friends at Advanced Bionutritionals.