Two Key Minerals
Zinc and copper are two essential minerals that are both commonly deficient in Western diets. Zinc is required for a number of aspects of metabolism, including helping with the function of many enzymes and supporting the immune system. Copper is also required by many important enzymes including ones that are involved in energy metabolism and antioxidant functions. Low levels of copper are thought to be linked to higher levels of cholesterol.
The Danger of Losing the Balance
Zinc and copper are both essential to health, but it is also essential for them to be balanced. Many supplements focus too much on zinc, which can create a copper deficiency by interfering with its absorption and metabolism. An excess of zinc can reduce levels of copper-based enzymes, including antioxidants, increase cholesterol levels and have a negative impact on skeletal health. Ironically, unbalanced zinc can even cause problems in the immune system.
The Right Ratio
AORs Zinc-Copper Balance is formulated to have the scientifically appropriate ratio of these essential minerals. This provides the health benefits of both nutrients while avoiding the pitfalls of unbalanced supplementation.