Zinc is an essential trace element that every human needs, but we really don’t need a whole lot of it. The amount we do need can really do good things for our bodies. Zinc has been known to boost the immune system and help with the common cold, among other things. Zinc ointments are used to heal wounds and are in sunblocks and diaper rash creams.
The prostate has the highest concentration of zinc in the body, except for our bones. According to a Harvard’s Men’s Health Watch report, zinc balances testosterone and DHT (dihydrotestosterone), the two male hormones that stimulate prostate cell growth. So, zinc is a key nutrient for a healthy prostate.
Foods Rich in Zinc
As with any nutrient, fresh food is the best way to get your daily needs met, and zinc is no exception. Many of our daily foods are fortified with zinc and there are some naturally high in it. Foods like oysters, which are naturally high in zinc, would be too much for everyday consumption. Other good foods that have moderate amounts of zinc can be found in our local grocery stores.
Just 1 oz. of dry roasted cashews has 1.6 mg. of zinc. The same amount of almonds has .9 mg. An 8 oz. serving of yogurt with fruit has 1.7mg, 3 ounces of dark-meat chicken has 2.4 mg., and an instant packet of plain oatmeal has 1.1 mg. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services adults only require 19 mg. per day.
Having oatmeal for breakfast, a yogurt snack, chicken and baked beans for lunch, a cashew snack, and maybe some Alaskan king crab for dinner you might have a total zinc intake of 15.1 mg. Still not enough for a healthy prostate. On the other hand, a serving of oysters alone will take you way beyond what you need as they have 74 mg. per 3 oz. serving.
Why a Supplement Can Help Support a Healthy Prostate
Supplements are called that for a reason. In today’s fast-paced world, we think less and less about food. Sure, we may try to make healthy choices, but overall, we cannot get all we need from the foods we eat, as demonstrated above.
That’s where supplements come in. URINOZINC® Classic and URINOZINC® Plus, both have 63% (9.4mg.) of the recommended daily intake of zinc. Plus, URINOZINC® combines zinc with other powerful nutrients like saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol (only in URINOZINC® Plus) to support a healthy prostate. All three ingredients promote prostate cell health,† plus beta-sitosterol and zinc improve testosterone metabolism.† Eating well is important, and so is getting the essential nutrients our bodies need. URINOZINC® Classic and URINOZINC® Plus help supplement these nutrients in a safe and drug-free way.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
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