|-True, full Krebs complex
-Probably the most bio-available zinc on the market
-Fully reacted and balanced, 20% of the mineral content comes from each of the 5 Krebs cycle compounds
-General purpose zinc for all family members
-Essential to growth, tissue repair and integrity, immunity, bone building, antioxidant protection, and more!
The energy of life is produced inside the little energy centers of each cell.
Those little furnaces are called the mitochondria, and inside each one a chemical miracle takes place. It is the tricarboxylic acid cycle, or Krebs cycle for short. It generates lifes energy in the form of a substance called ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate.) Citric, fumaric, malic, succinic, and alpha-ketoglutaric acids are the fuel that drives the Krebs cycle, giving ATP.
Since each cell generates energy throughout its life, the need for those five organic acids is strong and constant. As long as we are alive, there is a steady requirement for citric, fumaric, malic, succinic, and alpha-ketoglutaric acids. Therefore, minerals bound to them are preferentially absorbed from the gut, transported through the blood, delivered to the cells and utilized. This chain of events, from absorption through utilization, describes bioavailability. The high need for Krebs cycle organic acids brings minerals bound to them through the chain of events quickly and efficiently, resulting in high bioavailability.
Research conducted at the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere verified that minerals compounded with organic acids utilized in the Krebs cycle would be the most bioavailable of all supplemental forms of minerals. These Krebs cycle minerals include citrates, malates, succinates, fumarates and alpha-ketoglutarates.
Vibrant Healths Krebs Cycle complex supplies a full and legitimate 20% of its elemental mineral potency from zinc alpha-ketoglutarate, with another 20% also coming from each of the other compounds: 20% from citrate, 20% from malate, 20% from succinate and 20% from fumarate. All the compounds are fully reacted, with no unbound species present.
- Interesting Facts
-Total amount of zinc in the human body is between 2 and 3 grams.
-Highest concentration of zinc is in the prostate gland, prostatic secretions and spermatozoa, running around 860 mcg. per gram in normal tissue. (Thats about 4 to 80 times more than any other tissue!)
-There is 25 times more zinc in white blood cells than in red, indicating zincs importance in disease resistance.
-Serum zinc decreases during pregnancy, implying increased need during that time.
-Serum zinc decreases with estrogen administration, implying an increased need if hormone therapy is employed during menopause and thereafter.
-Zinc is excreted primarily in gastrointestinal and pancreatic secretions.
-Urine contains 0.5 mg. per day independent of dietary intake and urinary volume.
-Body stores of zinc (held in bone, prostate gland and blood cells) are not easily released for use, so we are dependent on regular, dietary supplies, particularly during periods of growth.
-About one-third of zinc from food is retained (absorbed AND delivered to tissues.) Therefore, highly bioavailable supplements are valuable.
The Krebs cycle produces the energy of life in every cell. Five organic acids (citric, malic, alpha-ketoglutaric, succinic and fumaric) constantly drive the Krebs cycle in order to sustain life itself. Zinc bound to the acids is believed to be highly bioavailable because the acids are so efficiently absorbed to support life. Try this Krebs cycle Zinc to feed all cells of your body.
As a food supplement, take one (1) capsule daily or as directed by a health professional.Phyto-Chromium and Phyto-Selenium are suitable for vegetarians and do not contain sugar, starch, yeast, colorings, flavorings, preservatives, grains or grain byproducts, peanuts, cocoa, or any common allergens.