What makes Oysterzinc different than commercially available synthetic zinc supplements?
Oysterzinc is a natural shellfish food. All of its nutrients are organic in origin, making them 100% bioavailable. The trace elements in Oysterzinc are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids), allowing the body to soak up all of the oysters' zinc and other nutrients.* The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed, making them fast-acting.
On the other hand, synthetic mineral supplements need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before they can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability.
All of the trace elements in Oysterzinc are present in significant, yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they work in harmony as nature intended. This means they will support your body's natural mineral and nutrient balance.
Is Oysterzinc organic?
We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline. In turn, all of its nutrients are organic in origin, though the product is not certified organic.
Is this product safe for pregnant women?
Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. RDAs (recommended daily allowances) for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the RDA for zinc increases from 8 mg to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. Oysterzinc may help meet those increased nutritional demands as it contains the nutrients and cofactors necessary to support growth and development.* Please note it is not appropriate for those with fish or iodine allergies.
What foods contain zinc?
Here are some foods that are high in zinc:
The high and mighty oyster!
Alaska king crab
Cooked pork chop loin
Dark meat chicken
Other food zinc sources include yogurt, pumpkin seeds, milk, chickpeas, oatmeal, almonds and cheddar cheese.
Where are the oysters harvested?
We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline.
Is Oyster zinc free of common allergens?
Yes :) It does not contain milk/casein, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten or soybeans. Please avoid this product if you have a fish or shellfish allergy.