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Country Life® Zinc90 Tablets
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Target-Mins™ are complexed with specific carriers for optimum mineral transport. Supports immune health.
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- Supplement Facts
Adults take one (1) tablet daily with food. Do not exceed recommended dose. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications that you take with your health care provider.
Serving Size 1 Tablet Servings Per Container 90 Amount Per Serving % DV Zinc (as zinc citrate histidinate picolinate alpha-ketoglutarate) 50.00 mg 333% ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyAcne Vulgaris 60 to 90 mg daily [3 stars] Several double-blind trials indicate that taking zinc reduces acne severity. Long-term use requires 1 to 2 mg of copper per day to prevent copper deficiency.Acrodermatitis 30 to 150 mg per day under a doctor's supervision [3 stars] Supplementing with the correct amount of zinc can completely resolve hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathicaCommon Cold and Sore Throat
Use 13 to 25 mg as gluconate, gluconate-glycine, or acetate in lozenges every two hours [3 stars] Zinc lozenges used at the first sign of a cold have been shown to help stop the virus and shorten the illness.Down's Syndrome 1 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of body weight daily [3 stars] Zinc may improve immune function, reduce infection rates, and stimulate growth. Take under a doctor's supervision.Male Infertility 60 mg (plus 2 mg of copper, to prevent depletion) daily [3 stars] Zinc deficiency leads to reduced numbers of sperm and impotence in men. Taking zinc may correct this problem and improve sperm quality.Night Blindness If deficient: 15 to 30 mg daily (with 1 to 2 mg copper daily, to prevent depletion) [3 stars] A lack of zinc may reduce the activity of retinol dehydrogenase, an enzyme needed to help vitamin A work in the eye. Zinc helps night blindness in people who are zinc-deficient.Wilson's Disease Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [3 stars] Supplementing with zinc may help reduce dietary copper absorption.Wound Healing 30 mg daily (with 2 mg copper daily to prevent depletion), or apply topical zinc preparations regularly [3 stars] Zinc is a component of enzymes needed to repair wounds, and even a mild deficiency can interfere with optimal recovery from everyday tissue damage.Acne Rosacea 23 mg three times per day for three months [2 stars] In a double-blind study, zinc supplements decreased the rosacea severity by about 75%. Long-term zinc users should also take a copper supplement to prevent deficiency.Alcohol Withdrawal Take under medical supervision: 135 to 215 mg daily [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc may correct the deficiency common in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and may correct the impaired taste function that people with cirrhosis often experience.Anorexia 50 mg a day (with 1 to 3 mg copper daily, to protect against depletion) [2 stars] People with anorexia may be deficient in zinc, in which case supplementing with the mineral can restore levels and improve symptoms.Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder If deficient: 15 mg per day [2 stars] In one study, children with ADHD who received zinc showed significantly greater behavioral improvement, compared with children who received a placebo.Birth Defects 15 mg daily [2 stars] Many doctors recommend a zinc-containing multivitamin to all women of childbearing age who may become pregnant for its potential role in preventing neural tube defects.Bulimia Refer to label instructions [2 stars] People with bulimia may be deficient in zinc, in which case supplementing with the mineral can restore levels and improve symptoms.Canker Sores 150 mg daily plus 1 to 2 mg of copper per day to prevent copper deficiency [2 stars] Zinc deficiency has been linked with recurrent canker sores, so treating the deficiency may lead to relief. Long-term zinc supplementation requires extra copper to avoid deficiency.Celiac Disease Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars] The malabsorption that occurs in celiac disease can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies. Supplementing with zinc may correct a deficiency.Cold Sores Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars] Topically applied zinc appears to inhibit the replication of the herpes virus and help prevent future outbreaks. Use topical zinc only under a doctor's supervision.Common Cold and Sore Throat
For prevention: 15 mg daily; for treating colds: 30 mg daily at the onset [2 stars] In one study, oral zinc supplementation significantly reduced both the incidence and duration of the common cold.Crohn's Disease 25 to 50 mg of zinc (with 2 to 4 mg of copper to avoid depletion) per day [2 stars] Zinc is needed to repair intestinal cells damaged by Crohn's disease. Supplementation may offset some of the deficiency caused by Crohn's-related malabsorption.Genital Herpes Apply a topical preparation containing 0.025 to 0.9% zinc several times per day [2 stars] Applying zinc topically may help prevent outbreaks and has been shown to stop the pain, burning, and tingling of a herpes outbreak.Halitosis
Regularly use a mouthrinse or toothpaste containing zinc [2 stars] Zinc is able to reduce the concentration of volatile sulfur compounds in the mouth, thus lessening halitosis.Hepatitis and Hepatitis C Take zinc L-carnosine supplying 17 mg zinc twice per day [2 stars] In a preliminary trial, supplementing with betaine improved signs of liver inflammation in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a type of liver inflammation.HIV and AIDS Support 12 to 45 mg daily [2 stars] Zinc levels are frequently low in people with HIV infection. Zinc supplements have been shown to reduce the number of infections in people with AIDS.Infection Refer to label instructions [2 stars] Zinc deficiencies can impair immune function. Supplementing with zinc has been shown to increase immune function in healthy people. Zinc lozenges have been found helpful in against the common cold.Infectious Diarrhea Refer to label instructions [2 stars] Two of the nutrients that may not be absorbed efficiently as a result of diarrhea are zinc and vitamin A, both needed to fight infections.Liver Cirrhosis Take under medical supervision: 135 to 215 mg daily [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc may correct the deficiency common in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and may correct the impaired taste function that people with cirrhosis often experience.Macular Degeneration 45 mg daily (with 1 to 2 mg of copper to protect against depletion) [2 stars] Two important enzymes in the retina that are needed for vision require zinc. In one trial, zinc supplementation significantly reduced the rate of visual loss in people with macular degeneration.Peptic Ulcer
150 mg of zinc carnosine complex twice per day [2 stars] Studies have shown that a zinc salt of the amino acid carnosine protects against ulcer formation and promotes the healing of existing ulcers.Peptic Ulcer 25 to 50 mg daily [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc may help speed the repair of damaged stomach tissue.Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Use a prenatal supplement that includes zinc [2 stars] In one study, women who used a zinc-containing nutritional supplement before and after conception had a 36% decreased chance of having a baby with a neural tube defect.Rheumatoid Arthritis Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars] Deficient zinc levels have been reported in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Some trials have found that supplementing with zinc reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.Sickle Cell Anemia Take under medical supervision: 100 mg of zinc (plus 2 mg of copper daily to protect against depletion) [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc appears to help prevent cell damage and speed healing of leg ulcers associated with sickle cell anemia.Skin Ulcers Take under medical supervision: 50 mg of zinc (plus 1 to 3 mg of copper daily, to prevent depletion) and apply zinc-containing bandages or tape to the area [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc may help some types of skin ulcer by facilitating tissue growth.Sprains and Strains Take under medical supervision: 25 to 50 mg daily ( plus 1 to 3 mg of copper daily, to prevent depletion) [2 stars] Zinc helps with healing. Even a mild deficiency can interfere with optimal recovery from everyday tissue damage and more serious trauma.Thalassemia If deficient: 22.5 to 90 mg daily [2 stars] Researchers have reported improved growth rates in zinc-deficient thalassemic children who were given zinc supplements.Tinnitus Take under medical supervision: 90 mg daily (with 2 or 3 mg per day of copper to prevent depletion) [2 stars] For people deficient in zinc, supplementing with zinc may help improve their tinnitus.Type 1 Diabetes Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars] Supplementing with zinc may lower blood sugar levels and improve immune function in people with type 1 diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes 15 to 25 mg per day [2 stars] People with type 2 diabetes tend to be zinc deficient, supplementing with zinc may help restore levels.Warts Take under medical supervision: 2.25 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body weight, up to 135 mg per day [2 stars] In one study, supplementing with zinc, resulted in complete disappearance of warts in 87% of people treated.Athletic Performance Refer to label instructions [1 star] Exercise depletes zinc, and severe zinc deficiency can compromise muscle function. One trial found that zinc improved muscle strength, and another study of athletes with low zinc levels found that zinc improved red blood cell flexibility during exercise, which could benefit blood flow to the muscles.Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc has been shown to reduce prostate size in some studies. If you are taking 30 mg or more of zinc per day, most doctors recommend adding 2 to 3 mg of copper to avoid deficiency.Childhood Diseases Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc is a mineral antioxidant nutrient that the immune system requires. Supplementing with it increases immune activity in people with certain illnesses.Cystic Fibrosis Refer to label instructions [1 star] The malabsorption produced by cystic fibrosis may adversely affect zinc absorption. Supplementing with zinc can help counteract this deficiency.Dermatitis Herpetiformis Refer to label instructions [1 star] Supplementing with zinc can counteract the nutrient deficiency that often occurs as a result of malabsorption.Ear Infections Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc stimulates immune function, so some doctors recommend zinc supplements for people with recurrent ear infections.Gastritis Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc is helpful in healing peptic ulcers, which can occur in some types of gastritis.Gestational Hypertension Refer to label instructions [1 star] In one study, supplementing with zinc reduced the incidence of gestational hypertension in a group of pregnant Hispanic women who were not zinc deficient.Goiter Refer to label instructions [1 star] Deficiencies of zinc can contribute to iodine-deficiency goiter. Supplementing with zinc may help.Hypoglycemia Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc helps control blood sugar levels in diabetics, and since there are similarities in the way the body regulates high and low blood sugar levels, it might be helpful for hypoglycemia as well.Hypothyroidism Refer to label instructions [1 star] In people with low zinc, supplementing with zinc may increased thyroid hormone levels.Immune Function 25 mg daily [1 star] Zinc supplements have been reported to increase immune function. Some doctors recommend zinc supplements for people with recurrent infections.Insulin Resistance Syndrome Refer to label instructions [1 star] Low zinc intake appears to be associated with several of the risk factors common in IRS, and a low blood level of zinc is associated with insulin resistance in overweight people.Osgood-Schlatter Disease
(Manganese, Vitamin B6)
Refer to label instructions [1 star] Some doctors have reported good results using a combination of zinc, manganese, and vitamin B6 for people with Osgood-Schlatter disease.Osteoporosis Refer to label instructions [1 star] Supplementing with zinc appears to be helpful in both preventing and treating osteoporosis.Pre- and Post-Surgery Health Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc is important for proper immune system function and wound healing. Zinc supplements taken before surgery may prevent zinc deficiency and promote healing.Prostatitis Refer to label instructions [1 star] Zinc has antibacterial activity and is a key factor in the natural resistance of male urinary tract infections. Supplementing with it may improve postatitis.Common Cold and Sore Throat
(Zinc Nasal Spray)
Not recommended due to a potenially serious side effect
Zinc nasal sprays appear to be effective at shortening the duration of cold symptoms, however, some people have experienced long-lasting or permanent loss of smell after using the spray.
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