Smidge Oysterzinc Capsules120 vegetarian capsules
Smidge Oysterzinc Capsules
Meet Smidge Oysterzinc, the epitome of zinc supplementation derived authentically from fresh oysters — the ultimate zenith in food sources for zinc! Embark on an immune-boosting journey with whole-food zinc, ensuring you're fortified when it matters most.*
Crafted exclusively from oyster meat (you won't find any shells here!), our Oysterzinc is a paragon of purity with its 100% oyster powder formulation. Handmade in intimate batches, it remains untouched by additives and fillers.
Every bottle encapsulates the essence of over 60 oysters, selectively sourced from the immaculate waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland. The result? Arguably the most concentrated oyster extract available. Our meticulous creation process hinges on delicate convection drying at minimal temperatures, ensuring every nutrient remains potent and pristine.
Wondering why oyster-derived zinc steals the spotlight?
The zinc potency in oysters is unmatched — a staggering tenfold when juxtaposed with its closest competitor, red meat.*
However, the act of indulging in an oyster or incorporating an oyster zinc supplement isn't comparable to the mere consumption of a generic zinc tablet.
Isolated forms of zinc can unwittingly disrupt the body's intrinsic mineral equilibrium due to the absence of zinc's naturally accompanying nutrients. A classic example: chronic isolated zinc intake can exhaust the body's critical copper reserves.
Brimming with natural synergists, our Oysterzinc boasts peptides, amino acids, and a myriad of organic nutrients. This bouquet of components renders it highly bioavailable and effortlessly absorbable. But there's more — revel in the benefits of vitamin B12, iodine, selenium, and copper.*
Peering into the oyster’s treasure trove reveals a bounty:
A spectrum of 19 amino acids, inclusive of taurine.
An array of 59 trace minerals.
A dozen essential vitamins.
The heart-healthy Omega-3s, both DHA and EPA.*
These nutritional gems are delicately balanced, ensuring they resonate harmoniously within your physiology.
Indeed, some treasures are more precious than pearls ;)
Encased within are 120 capsules, precisely curated to last a month.
The oyster (from the Ostreoidea family) is a salt-water mollusk with a rock-hard, irregularly shaped shell encasing a fleshy, slimy, plump body. With its delicate, toothy texture, umami flavor and briny liquid, folks love to consume them cooked or raw as a delicacy. Our Oyzterzinc is the extract of fresh oysters, produced on the lush coastlines of Ireland under a proprietary process that preserves bioactivity and purity. Thanks to the oyster's rich nutrients, the zinc is bound in peptides and amino acids with essential cofactors, for fantastic bioavailability. These nutrients include naturally-occurring vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and copper.*
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. These capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oysterzinc is a natural shellfish food. All of its nutrients are organic in origin, making them 100% bioavailable. The trace elements in Oysterzinc are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids), allowing the body to soak up all of the oysters' zinc and other nutrients.* The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed, making them fast-acting.
On the other hand, mineral supplements in an isolated form need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before they can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability. It can also upset the body's natural mineral and nutrient balance, as zinc supplements in an isolated form do not include the mineral's inherent nutritional cofactors. For example, the body's important copper reserve can become depleted if zinc is taken on its own.
All of the trace elements in Oysterzinc are present in significant yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they work harmoniously as nature intended. This means they will support your body's natural mineral and nutrient balance because you're consuming the mineral as a real food.
We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline. In turn, all of its nutrients are organic in origin, though the product is not certified organic.
Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. RDAs (recommended daily allowances) for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the RDA for zinc increases from 8 mg to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. Oysterzinc may help meet those increased nutritional demands as it contains the nutrients and cofactors necessary to support growth and development.* Please note it is not appropriate for those with fish or iodine allergies.
Here are some foods that are high in zinc:
- The high and mighty oyster!
- Beef patties
- Alaska king crab
- Cooked lobster
- Cooked pork chop loin
- Baked beans
- Dark meat chicken
Other food zinc sources include yogurt, pumpkin seeds, milk, chickpeas, oatmeal, almonds and cheddar cheese.
We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline.
Yes :) It does not contain milk/casein, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten or soybeans. Please avoid this product if you have a fish or shellfish allergy.