Zinc plays an important role in supporting the body’s defense system, and is related to the normal absorption and actions of the B vitamins. It is a constituent of over two dozen enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism, including carbonic anhydrase which is vital to tissue respiration. Zinc is essential for the normal storage and regulation of insulin; zinc binds to insulin and enhances its activity. Zinc plays a fundamental role in collagen formation and wound healing. This mineral is also essential for normal fetal and reproductive development, and it contributes to healthy prostatic function. This product has zinc bound to glycinate, providing a highly absorbably form of zinc. Usual dose is 1 capsule per day, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.