The Balance of Zinc and Copper Supplementation
Balanced Liquid Zinc + Copper
Pico Zinc® Plus was developed by Dr Carolyn Dean MD ND as a well-balanced formula that supports higher doses of zinc while the ionic copper is completely absorbed at the cellular level to eliminate artificial deficiencies. Continue learning more about how your patients can benefit from the balance of Pico Zinc® Plus.
- ⇌ The Benefits of Zinc + Copper
- ⇌ Why Balance Between These Minerals Is Key
- ⇌ About Pico Zinc® Plus
- ⇌ Common Questions To Help Your Conversations
Beyond Immune Support
While Zinc has been traditionally associated with supporting the immune function, this vital micronutrient has become a trusted addition to any skin health, bone health, brain health, or other Total Body Wellness protocols when considering your patients' daily nutrient requirements. But the key to zinc supplementation is a balance of copper to not only counter absorption issues, but to boost the outcomes for these same patient protocols.
The skeleton houses the majority of the body's zinc stores, and the first system to become zinc deficient as it releases its zinc to provide for other systems that may be lacking. Zinc's essential role in bone health, including osteoblast and osteoclast action, makes this mineral even more important as we age or require more support for bone structure. Zinc and copper work together as enzymatic cofactors, maintaining bone mineralization while slowing down total bone mineral loss. And, studies have shown that copper intake could have an affect on bone density levels, while reducing skeletal abnormalities associated with copper deficiency. But a balanced approach to zinc supplementation is required as higher levels of zinc can reduce calcium absorption, while calcium simultaneously begins to block zinc absorption.
Epidermis and dermis tissue house some of the body's highest levels of zinc and are responsible for multiple white blood cell functions for immunity. While the correct levels of zinc promote phagocytic activity for these tissues, deficiencies can create disruptions in the body's natural skin barrier making us more susceptible to invasion. Both copper and zinc also play a role in supporting our natural melanin and pigmentation when exposed to UV light during the day. And maintaining zinc and copper levels reduce inflammation, act as an antioxidant and antimicrobial, and play a role in the reduction of multiple skin issues including acne, eczema, and rosacea.
From pediatricians to gerontology specialists, more healthcare professionals are suggesting zinc and copper supplementation for overall brain health. Zinc is the most concentrated metal located in the brain, providing neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory. effects. And the highest concentrations of copper in the body are found in the brain as well, helping support the brain's oxygen requirements. Zinc plays an important nutrient role for Nerve Health, with zinc deficiencies being associated with multiple brain health issues as a result. More supplements have started to include both zinc and copper for brain health to support brain-specific enzymes and reduce degeneration associated with aging. Zinc is required both at the time of pregnancy, during infant stages, and later in life for proper growth and development, including DNA synthesis and protein synthesis in the body. And both zinc and copper deficiencies have been associated with reduced brain function.
Imbalance Affects Intake Values
Help The Body Self-Correct
Zinc and copper supplementation can create artificial deficiencies if not balanced out. That's why it is important to suggest a nutrient formula that is self-correcting when asking patients to add extra to their daily intake.
- ⇌ Zinc supplementation reduces copper absorption
- ⇌ Zinc supplementation reduces calcium absorption
- ⇌ Zinc supplementation for Wilson disease (excess copper)
- ⇌ Zinc supplementation to counter food compounds that block absorption (ex: vegetarian diet)
Why Pico Zinc® Plus is Different
Balanced Mineral Formula
Zinc and copper supplementation are highly common and becoming more important as our food supplies, or food choices, make it more likely we are getting too much of one, or not enough of another. That's why Dr Dean created Pico Zinc® Plus to be perfectly balanced to maintain a proper ratio of zinc and copper, while supporting similar structure and function applications that require both of these minerals. Take advantage of this 10:1 ratio formula that's optimized to bring your zinc and copper into balance.
Absorption + Purity
Be confident knowing what your patients are getting. Only Pico Zinc® Plus is developed using RnA ReSet's pico-ionic process to provide stabilized ions of pure minerals without binders or fillers. This liquid mineral formula is absorbed completely at the cellular level to provide reliable levels of zinc while overcoming copper absorption.
Balanced Liquid Zinc + Copper
Create a balanced approach with liquid supplementation
*Please note that there are currently no treatments, drugs or dietary supplements approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. Although there are investigational COVID-19 vaccines and treatments under development, these investigational products are in the early stages of product development and have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness. 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