Dr. Wong's Essentials® Zinc Citrate supplement contains 100mg of elemental zinc citrate in each capsule.
Zinc is an essential mineral, necessary
for sustaining all life. It is estimated that 3,000 of the hundreds of
thousands of proteins in the human body contain zinc..... Zinc ions are
now considered neurotransmitters. Cells in the salivary gland, prostate,
immune system and intestine are other types of tissues that highly need
There is a lot of controversy over how much zinc a human actually requires to maintain healthy levels. When asked his opinion, here's what Dr. Wong had to say about Zinc Citrate:
"This warrants repeating: 'Zinc is the most essential mineral for
sexual function' and Zinc Citrate is the best absorbed zinc! Why?
Because most zinc supplements are very, very poorly absorbed. The oxides
are mostly excreted. Those Zincs that are chelated to amino acids need
to further bond to a lipid (fat) to be transported across the intestinal
wall. Zincs that are chelated to sugars (gluconates) don’t get in well
either. But, anything bonded to anything in the Vit. C family such as
citric acid, Vit. C, ascorbates, etc. are taken in instantly and almost
completely! That is why, despite all the sales hype to the contrary,
calcium citrate, magnesium citrate and zinc citrate are the best
absorbed minerals of their kind."
Note: A few of our New Zealand customers are having trouble importing
our Zinc Citrate. If you live in New Zealand, we cannot guarantee that
this item will be deliverable to you.