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From an early age, we are told how important it is to get plenty of different vitamins in our diet. But many of us are much less well-versed in the importance of minerals.
Both essential for our general health, and in particular for our immune system, zinc and copper are two important minerals which can be overlooked when it comes to good nutrition.
If you feel like your immune system needs an extra nudge to help it function normally, then Holland & Barrett’s zinc gluconate with copper supplement could be just the nutritional support you need.
Zinc is used in a wide variety of processes in the body, from protein synthesis to maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails. Not to mention all sorts of minute but vital functions that help your body to do its many jobs.
We think that the best zinc supplement should contain zinc gluconate. This type of zinc is often chosen for immunity support supplements, because it is more easily absorbed by the body than some other types. Gluconate is also more palatable than the likes of zinc citrate, so it will not leave a nasty taste in your mouth.
Our bodies actually need very little copper to function – the NHS recommends 1.2mg per day – yet studies suggest that very few of us are getting enough.
This essential nutrient, which is found in liver, most nuts and in shellfish, helps us absorb iron and to maintain normal connective tissue.
This zinc gluconate with copper supplement gives you the ideal amount of this important mineral, giving your body all it needs to minimise the risk of copper deficiency.
Zinc and copper are both at their most abundant in meat and shellfish, and organ meat is a particularly rich source of copper.
So if you are a big fan of steak and kidney pie chances are that you are all good for both.
However, getting enough of certain nutrients can be an issue for vegans and vegetarians, as well as those who simply prefer to minimise their intake of meat.
Containing more than twice the NHS’s recommended daily dose of zinc at 25mg per tablet plus 1.25mg of copper, this supplement provides a generous immunity-supporting supply of two crucial but often forgotten minerals.
Always read the label
Bulking Agents (Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Zinc Gluconate, Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Copper Bisglycinate, Glazing Agents (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose), Humectant (Glycerol).
|Each 1 Tablet(s) contains|
|*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value|
Take 1 Tablet(s) per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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