What Is Zinc Picolinate?
Zinc picolinate is zinc combined with picolinic acid for superior bioavailability. Zinc plays an essential role in many of the body's enzymatic functions. The human body has total zinc stores of around 2-4 grams, with most zinc being concentrated in brain, kidney, liver and muscle tissue.
Picolinate (picolinic acid) is bound to zinc to aid zinc's passage through our gut and gastrointestinal tract. It's been suggested that our bodies naturally secrete picolinic acid from the pancreas in an effort to naturally chelate and bind to dietary minerals.
What Are The Benefits Of Zinc Picolinate?
Zinc plays a critical role in the function of the immune system and helps to maintain normal immune function. Zinc also plays a critical role in the production of various hormones in the body. A deficiency in zinc can cause a decline in testosterone levels,
Zinc status can have an impact on fertility, various studies have shown zinc can increase male fertility in particular. Zinc picolinate's high bioavailability makes it suitable for replenishing zinc levels in the body.