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Zinc gluconate granular

Product code: P2603

Zinc is an important mineral for cognition, bones, hair, skin, nails, immune system and testosterone.

Applications


Zinc gluconate is used as a source of zinc; it is permitted for use in fortified foods (as per Regulation 1925/2006), in food supplements (as per Directive 2002/46/EC), in processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children (as per Directive 2006/125/EC, Regulation 609/2013) and total diet replacements for weight control (Regulation 609/2013 (replacing regulation 953/2009)).
This ingredient is derived from gluconic ccid and zinc oxide and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It is most commonly used in zinc lozenges due to zinc’s role in immune health. 
Zinc gluconate is soluble in water but practically insoluble in anhydrous ethanol and in methylene chloride. This product is granular, making it suitable for tablet applications.


Purity 


12.0% - 14.94% Zinc
To get 100% of the reference intake of zinc (10mg), 83.333mg of zinc gluconate would be required, based on the minimum elemental value of 12%.

Dose

The reference intake (RI) for zinc is 10mg 

The upper limit for zinc (adults) is 25mg/day.

The Department of Health advises that long term intake of >25mg/day  of zinc may lead to anaemia.

EFSA Health Claims for Zinc 

Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis 

Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism

Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism 

Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function

Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A

Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood 

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision 

Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system 

Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress 

Zinc has a role in the process of cell division

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