Opti Zinc features the 100% fully reacted TRAACS tm zinc bisgycinate chelate by Albion Laboratories , Inc. Zinc is essential for the development and proper functioning of the reproductive organs, including healthy systems function, and has been shown to support healthy immune function.* Zinc also supports enzyme activity associated with tissue synthesis, energy metabolism, and bone mineralization.*Zinc Gylcinate is readily bioavailable and easily absorbed as an intact chelate.*It is supperior to other forms of zinc becasue it does not get ionized in the gut before it is absorbed.*Instead, it appears to be metabolized in the body right at the target tissue.*Deficiencies in zinc can lead to an impaired immune system, decreased glucose metabolism , hormonal imbalance and slower wound healing.* *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.