Zinc gluconate has been shown to descrease inflammatory acne lesions by 49.8% over 3 months by reducing or reversing chemical changes in the skin caused by acne(1). It is believed Zinc fights acne by carrying vitamin A to your skin and by regulating your body’s hormonal balance. Studies have also found that zinc facilitates apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which is a natural part of your skin renewing itself. If apoptosis is delayed, as in the case of zinc deficiency, skin cells stick together instead of dying and sloughing off like they should, which leads to clogged pores.
Clinical data shows that people who suffer from acne are generally zinc definicient. On average people with acne have 24% lower zinc levels than those without acne.(2)
Zinc Gluconate (12.9%)
387.6mg providing 50mg elemental zinc per tablet with 500% RDA.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium phosphate, Magnesium stearate.
- 1 tablet daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Suitable for Vegetarians: YES
Consult with your healthcare provider about taking zinc supplements. Zinc and other supplements can cause side effects and interact with other medications. Common side effects of zinc include stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and a metallic taste in the mouth. Furthermore, high doses can cause dizziness, headache, drowsiness, increased sweating, loss of muscle coordination, alcohol intolerance, hallucinations and anemia.
(1) Multicenter Randomized Comparative Double-Blind Controlled Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Zinc Gluconate versus Minocycline Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Inflammatory Acne vulgarisDermatology 2001;203:135-140. Dreno et al.
(2) Ozuguz et al. Evaluation of serum vitamins A and E and zinc levels according to the severity of acne vulgaris. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2013 Jul 5 Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
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