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Zinc Citrate as immunity booster

The entire world is suffering due to covid-19. Boosting of immunity plays an important role in maintaining overall good health and body's natural defense against pathogens. We all know that prevention is better than cure. As there is no cure, it is better option to take preventive measures to boost our immunity.

Zinc supports our body's natural defenses and is essential for healthy skin. Zinc is necessary for our sense of smell, taste and vision. It is important to support our overall immune health. Studies have shown that zinc can act as an antioxidant and help fight inflammation. Zinc is also essential for B-cell growth and proliferation. B-cell lymphocytes are responsible for producing the important molecules called antibodies. The antibodies trap specific invading viruses and bacteria and body is able to fight most of the infections. A laboratory study in 2010 showed that zinc inhibited the activity and replication of another coronavirus1, SARS-CoV which caused an outbreak in 2002 and zinc has been shown to reduce the duration of the common cold.

Kumar Organic Product Limited is the leading manufacturer and supplier of Zinc citrate. Zinc citrate is available as dihydrate and trihydrate form. Zinc citrate is mainly used in dental care products such as tooth pastes, mouth washes and chewing gums due to antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to inhibit the formation of dental plaque. It is also used as dietary supplement and also as a nutrient.

Properties

1. Available as dihydrate or trihydrate form

2. Odorless, white crystalline powder and neutral to taste.

3. slightly soluble in water

4. High mineral content (31%)

5. Highly bioavailable and physiologically compatible

6. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory

7. Allergen and GMO free

Applications

Zinc Citrate has wide applications in food, Beverages, Health care and personal care industries. Some of the applications include baby food, infant formula, Cereals, Confectionery, dairy products, desserts, ice creams, carbonated soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, Clinical nutrition, OTC and food supplements, deodorants, hair care, oral care, skin care, soap and bath products.

References

1. Zn2+ Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity in Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture

Aartjan J. W. te Velthuis1, Sjoerd H. E. van den Worm1, Amy C. Sims2, Ralph S. Baric2, Eric J. Snijder1*, Martijn J. van Hemert1*

PLoS Pathogens, 6, (11), 2010

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