When you think about gut-health, the first things that come to mind are likely probiotics and bacteria, right?
Probiotics are often indispensable for supporting the bacteria running around and comprising our microbiome.
But what about our actual intestinal lining?
This mucousy magician is the physical barrier between our food being digested and our bloodstream and is just one cell thick (approximately 0.000080 mm max!).
Keeping this lining healthy, strong and in prime working order is important for preventing a range of health issues such as:
- Leaky gut
- Skin disorders like dermatitis and psoriasis
- Inflammation and immune sensitivities
This is where zinc L-carnosine (ZnC), a completely unique supplement and one of our all-time favourites for gut support, becomes a key player.
Its unique structure, which combines zinc with the amino acid derivative L-carnosine, enhances the absorption of zinc by keeping it in the gut to ‘hang out’ for longer.
This means that it provides incredible antioxidants to the body and is easily absorbed by our gut for tissue healing goodness! Cue a supple, strong intestinal lining that promotes bacterial balance, primed for robust function.
ZnC has also been shown to have a far-reaching range of positive impacts on the body. Check out this study to learn more.
Zinc is involved with over 300 enzymatic processes in our body and is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world.
It’s assumed that we can, and should, get this vital mineral from plants that we eat, though modern farming has led to pretty nutrient-deficient soil, meaning that in turn, our food sources are lacking in this integral mineral.
While we can obtain zinc through our diet by eating organ meats and oysters, the most impactful way to support the body with zinc is via supplementation.
If you want to ramp up the healing of your digestive tract with a supplement that doesn’t interfere with normal digestive processes or nutrient absorption, then zinc L-carnosine is the wunderkind you’re after!