What are Colloids?
Colloids are the smallest biological form of any matter. They are small enough to pass through membranes and thus they skip past the digestive process and are easily absorbed by the body.
Although Zinc was known to be essential for bread mould more than 100 years ago; the vital human requirement for it was only fully understood in the 1970's. Zinc deficiency produces wide-ranging diseases including birth defects and degenerative diseases in all age groups.
The Potential Benefits of Colloidal Zinc
There are 1.4 - 2.3 grams of Zinc found in the average healthy human adult. It is found in its greatest proportion in the liver, pancreas, kidney, bone and skeletal muscle. And to a lesser degree in the eye, prostate gland, semen, skin, hair, finger and toenails. Heavy losses of Zinc occur through perspiration; this can lead to athletes and heavy manual workers suffering from zinc deficiencies often displayed as anorexia, muscle weakness and pica.
Potential Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency
Pica (sucking/craving hair), Loss of smell, Loss of taste, Poor wound healing, Poor growth, Infant mortality, Anemia, Alopecia, Diahorrea, Depression, Paranoia, Oral and periodontal dermatitis, Weight loss, Prostate enlargement, Severe body odour, Anorexia and Bulimia.
How to Use Colloidal Zinc
Colloidal Zinc is taken orally. It should be placed directly under the tongue. It is recommended that each dose is held in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. This allows the Zinc ions and particles to be absorbed through the skin beneath the tongue.
Potential Side Effects of Colloidal Zinc
Zinc is regarded as relatively safe and generally well tolerated when taken at recommended doses, and few studies report side effects. Occasionally, adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea have been observed. Reduced levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDTV), or "good," cholesterol have been observed following daily supplementation with zinc. Reduced immune responses have also been observed.
Zinc Colloid is light sensitive and should be kept in a dark cool area away from any electrical fields. It should always be poured in to a plastic spoon for consumption at 1 to 3 teaspoons when required.