- Product name: Zinc
- Botanical name: zinc-picolinate
- Net weight: 51 gram
- Content: 100 capsules
Zinc Picolinate Properties and deficiency
Zinc is an essential element for the human body. It is important for the process of cell division and the process of growth, as well as, for immunity, wound healing and acidity balance (PH). An acute deficiency in it may cause a defect in growth process, hypogeusia and hyposmia especially in children. Symptoms for deficiency are weak immunity, acne, rashes, nausea, low insulin levels, rough and dry skin, generalized hair loss, diarrhea, fatigue, slow wound healing and delayed growth in children. Other symptoms are white spots in the nails, skin diseases, numbness, forgetfulness, nervousness and jittering, hair loss, frigidity. Zinc deficiency is a reason to various diseases; therefore it is very important to avoid it.
In case of deficiency, it is very important to find the cause to this deficiency, so that you can fix it. The causes to Zinc deficiency can be a lack of calorie intake in people with malabsorption syndrome, alcoholism, chronic kidney failure, and digestive system disorders.
More About Zinc
A vegetarian or Vegan diet can also cause Zinc deficiency, which means that people on these diets should consume higher amounts of zinc. Zinc decreases during pregnancy and lactation; therefore, pregnant and lactating women should increase their Zinc intake because it is very important for normal embryogenesis, fetal growth and milk secretion. It is important to know that breast milk provides the baby with the necessary amount of Zinc during its first 7 months, afterwards the baby should be provided with foods that are rich in Zinc.
Most researches indicate that the highest average of zinc consumption is amongst vegetarians. The reason to this is most probably due to the type and amount of food these people eat. Most people who want to maintain healthy weight and avoid whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds that are rich in zinc, normally suffer from zinc deficiency as oppose to ones who do not.
The absorption of Zinc picolinate is faster and more effective than the normal Zinc found in food because it is combined with picolinic acid. Calcium intake decreases Zinc absorption; therefore, it is recommended to take Zinc and Calcium supplements separately. It is also recommended not to take these two supplements with foods rich in Phytic acid such as grains and seeds.
Food manufacturing, such as nut roasting, bread, fermentation, soaking and germination of grains, seeds and nuts, dismantle and separate Phytic acid from Zinc, which increases the level of Zinc in the body.
The main sources of Zinc to Vegetarians are grains and legumes which are rich in Phytates, that cause reduction in Zinc absorption. This increases Vegetarians need of Zinc up to 50%.
Many vegetarian sources are rich in Zinc mostly seeds, nuts, legumes and whole grains. You can also find it in eggs and meats especially the liver. It is difficult to provide the body with the required amount of zinc from food sources only. To provide the body with the amount needed, it is advised to take Zinc picolinate as a dietary supplement because it is absorbed faster in the body.
Zinc product indications
- Vegetarians and vegans.
- Children with white spots on their nails, which is a very important signs of Zinc deficiency.
- People above the age of 40 and to people with severe or acute Zinc deficiency.
- For general fatigue, tiredness and other diseases. It also boosts and strengthens the immune system.
- Hair loss as well as to maintain hair vitality.
- Children with attention deficit –hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With Moringa oleifera (magic1 product), Withania Somnifera (Vitan product), and Centella asiatica (E-GOTO product).
- People with common cold and frequent infections.
- For growth disorders in children.
- Tinnitus (ringing of the ears), otitis especially otitis interna, and other hearing problems.
- People with loss of appetite, especially children.
- People who have hypogeusia or hyposmia, which are important symptoms of Zinc deficiency.
- Prostate disorders. High Zinc levels in the prostate may protect against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- Aids Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Cataract and night blindness because it strengthens the sight and vision.
- For some skin diseases and skin ulcers such as acne, eczema, herpes and psoriasis. It also may help maintain skin health and radiance and protect the skin from diseases and pigmentation.
- For food allergy such as wheat allergy.
- Men’s Health Support, may help with infertility, frigidity, impotence, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Also to increase the level of testosterone hormone and to improve sperm count and quality in men.
- For acute diarrhea in children.
Additional Indications for Zinc Picolinate
- Hypertension and different heart diseases.
- Pneumonic. (as part of a full wellness plan).
- Sickle cell disease.
- Diabetes type2.
- Autoimmune diseases and for diseases due to immune system defect like multiple sclerosis (MS).
- People with Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
- Infants and nursing women only in small amounts.
- People with depression.
- Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.
- Peptic ulcers and indigestion.
- For down syndrome.
- Hansen’s disease Leprosy.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and also to enhance memory.
- To promote weight gain in people with eating disorders such as Anorexia nervosa.
- To improve athletic performance in athletes.
- For muscle cramps.
- To excrete accumulated toxic metals from the body.
- Dental Health, plaque and gingivitis. Zinc citrate is used in many toothpastes and mouth washes.
- Genetic diseases such as Acrodermatitis enteropathica.
- Wilson’s disease.
- Also for Malaria and other diseases caused by parasites.
There is no specific group of people contraindicated to use Zinc Picolinate.
- It is advised to consult a specialist for use in infants, pregnant and nursing women.
- Do not exceed the permitted quantity of Zinc picolinate as an intake of more than 2 grams per day may be toxic.
- High Zinc intakes can inhibit Copper absorption and calcium level in the body.
There are no remarkable side effects mentioned.
Delivery & Storage Questions for the Product
How is the products shipped and delivered?
We ship the product(s) and your whole order to your address registered at the time of purchase in bottles designed for safe shipping.
How fast is the shipping and delivery?
Hello! We prepare and ship all orders individually daily. They are delivered within 3-8 working days.
Are the ingredients or usage indications written in the shipping parcel?
When shipping, a bill of lading and an invoice are attached. We don't write any information about the usage indications or disease on the parcel from the outside. Hekma Center takes into account the medical privacy of each customer. For this reason, we write what the parcel contains on the bill of lading outside the parcel that it is a nutritional supplement or the scientific Latin name for each herb or substance inside the products. For example, if you buy a moringa product, we write that it is a parcel of food supplement or moringa leaves, instead of writing a hair loss product.
Where can I find expiration details? What is the shelf life of the products?
The expiration date is printed at the bottom left of the bottle. The expiration date is usually between 2-3 years from the time of purchase and don’t use the products after they expire.
Are the capsules in a plastic or glass bottles?
Hello! We take every precaution to ensure that all our products arrive safely to our customers, which is why we use the best types of PETE recyclable packaging and bottles to prevent damage during shipment and reduce the freight cost according to weight for customers. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any further questions.
I have other questions regarding shipping to my country, where can I find the answer?
You can read about our shipping and delivery policy on the Shipping and Delivery page by clicking here. You can also check the countries to which we ship our products by clicking here.
Should products be refrigerated?
No, you should store the supplements at room temperature up to 25°C, without exposure to sunlight or humidity.
Where should I store the products?
You can keep the supplements at room temperature up to 25 °C, without exposure to sunlight or humidity. If you incorrectly store the supplements and find that the capsules are damaged or melted due to heat, or that the outer packaging is damaged, please do not use the product even if it is still valid.
Product Usage Questions
Do I need a doctor's approval to take this product?
No, you do not need a doctor’s prescription to use the organic supplements. Unfortunately, most doctors do not know much about nutritional, organic supplements. For your information, all of our products are safe and can be consumed daily as food. For example, one of our products is moringa leaves, which can be cooked and used with soups for some people. Additionally, there is the cumin product, which is cumin seeds that are daily food and spice for others. Moreover, all of our products are safe supplements that do not require a doctor’s prescription. If you do not want to take them as capsules, you can open and mix them with food. If you are taking other different medicines, it is recommended to look for the mixing ingredients (medicines and supplements) effect. You should also remember that the best options are natural, organic foods.
Are there any short or long-term side effects when using these supplements?
All of our products are safe in the short and long-term if taken at the recommended doses. Our products do not cause any side effects or symptoms when used. On the contrary, there are positive results, and you will feel like a new person. It is also worth mentioning that our products do not cause addiction.
How long does it take to get positive results?
We always tell our customers to take the product for at least 2-3 weeks continuously before evaluating its effect. To get continuous positive results, we recommend that you take our products continuously.
Are the capsules easy to swallow? Can they be opened and mixed with food?
Of course! These are HPMC capsules, size 0, which are fast-dissolving and easy-to-digest vegan capsules. You can also open them and mix their ingredients directly with food or drinks. They are completely safe, and we have many clients who take the supplements this way.
Will the effect of the products last all day?
Yes, the effect of taking the supplements lasts all day. Taking the supplements according to the recommended doses gives continuous positive results. For positive results that last all day, we suggest sticking to the daily recommended doses.
What is the best time to take the product?
Thank you for your question! You can take the capsules according to the suggested doses written on the bottle. You can take them before meals for maximum absorption. You can also take them with meals.
Should capsules be taken with meals?
No. you can take these supplements with or without food. For better absorption, take the capsules before meals, but, as we mentioned, you can take them with meals as well.
Does taking your products interfere with the use of laser and cosmetics?
Hello! Taking our products does not interfere with the use of cosmetics and laser treatments for hair. We always recommend using natural, organic cosmetics, such as healthy and organic ointments, deodorants, nail polish, dyes and shampoos. We also recommend consulting a doctor in cases of using different flash and laser treatments for hair removal if you suffer from skin problems and diseases or suffer from diseases related to weak immunity and cancer.
Products & Manufacturing Questions
Is the product guaranteed?
Hekma Center is a registered global brand ® offering the best and powerful organic nutritional supplements of outstanding quality and the highest and most effective doses to obtain the best results while providing advices for a healthy lifestyle. We offer the safest and most effective organic packages and formulas with years of experience, scientific researches and certifications. We have been providing these products and packages since 2009 with great results for our customers.
Our products are internationally certified for superior quality and safety and are packed in factories that meet the requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration. The capsules are packaged with the latest advanced technology methods to ensure clean, safe and high-quality supplements. You're in good hands, and you'll get products that meet the highest standards, rest assured!
Is the product manufactured in a FDA approved factory in the United States?
Yes, please note that all of our products are manufactured in a factory that meets FDA requirements and GMP certified, in addition to the various high quality certificates. We are here for any further questions.
How many capsules are in each bottle?
Each bottle contains 100 capsules.
Are the products completely natural, organic and non-GMO?
Thank you for your question. Please rest assured that our products contain natural, organic, and non-GMO ingredients.
What type of gelatin is used to make the capsules? Is it made from vegetables, pork, or beef?
Hello! The capsules are made from HPMC vegan gelatin, which is fast-dissolving and easy to digest and use. They are also considered vegan capsules. Please let us know if you have further questions.
Have the products been tested for heavy metals?
Yes, of course! All of our products have been tested for heavy metals and toxins. They passed all tests and are very safe to use.
Has a third party tested this product?
We test all our products upon manufacture, and they undergo laboratory testing and third-party certification for product safety and quality. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask at any time.
Does this product have a safety seal?
Hello! All of our product bottles (capsules) have a safety seal (the white inner sheet with the cap). We make sure that all of our products are of high quality and packed with care. However, rarely, the internal safety seal does not stick to the opening of the bottle when manufactured and is stuck to the top of the cap. In this case, don't worry! There will be no problem and safe to use it. For any other inquiries, please contact us directly so that we can assist you further. We are always happy to help.
Does this product contain caffeine?
Thank you for your question. Our products do not contain caffeine or any other stimulants.
Does this product contain alcohol?
All our products are organic, halal and alcohol-free.
Is this product halal?
Yes! All of our products are halal.
What is the size of each capsule?
The capsule size is technically called 0 (zero). This capsule is smaller than the standard size and well-tolerated by most people (Including children over 8 years old). We hope this answer helps you.
Do the capsules taste and smell?
Thank you for your question. The capsule’s smell varies according to its ingredients. However, when you swallow it, there is no taste.
Does this product contain any calories?
There is no food or drink without calories. All of our products have almost no calories, and they are simple (much less than 10 calories per capsule).