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Zinc absorption into cells is tightly regulated by cellular zinc transporters. Zinc ionophores offer a sophisticated solution to this problem by bypassing zinc transporters and rapidly enhancing systemic cellular delivery of zinc. Ionophores are chemical compounds that bind zinc ions, transporting zinc across cell membranes independent of zinc transporters. Our formula combines zinc with the natural ionophores quercetin, luteolin, hesperetin, and propolis, creating highly bioavailable zinc ionophores that are rapidly absorbed across the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal system.
Zinc – Zinc is an essential micronutrient that aids in the activity of over 300 enzymes, supports the structural maintenance of proteins, and regulates gene expression. It is also crucial for immune function, playing essential roles in the engulfment and destruction of pathogens, white blood cell development, and maintenance of immune barriers in the gut and respiratory tract.
Quercetin Dihydrate – The flavonoid quercetin facilitates zinc entry across the lipid membranes of cells, enhancing zinc bioavailability. It also offers antiviral effects, supports a healthy inflammatory balance, and upregulates AMPK to support the integrity of the mucosal membranes and metabolic health.
Luteolin Extract – Luteolin, a flavonoid found in various fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs, inhibits pathogen-induced inflammation in the respiratory tract and facilitates intracellular delivery of zinc.
Hesperetin Extract – Hesperitin is a flavonoid found in the peels of citrus fruits that acts as a zinc ionophore, inhibits pathogen invasion of host cells, and balances the inflammatory response.
Propolis Extract – Propolis is a potent immunomodulator that promotes a resilient internal terrain and inhibits unproductive inflammatory signaling, allowing the immune system to target harmful microbes efficiently.