Jost Chemical Manufactures Zinc, a Mineral Essential to Healthy Growth
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for body growth, maturation, and development, as well as tissue repair and resistance to disease. It must be absorbed in small amounts to keep humans healthy.
Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division.
Zinc supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is an important mineral for children and the elderly. Daily intake of zinc is necessary because the body has no specialized zinc storage system (the recommended daily allowance for men is 11 mg and 8 mg for women).
Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. In more severe cases, zinc deficiency causes hair loss, diarrhea, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, hypogonadism in males, and eye and skin lesions. Weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental lethargy can also occur.
Jost Chemical Co. produces several products, including high purity zinc, that are used as Zn supplements including zinc gluconates, zinc lactate, zinc citrate, zinc sulfate, zinc ascorbate, zinc phosphate, and zinc oxide.
Jost Chemical Products — Zinc
|Salt||Solubility %1||Metal Content %||Taste|
|Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate||45||36.0–36.8||Cooling (endothermic), slightly salty|
|Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate||37||22.3–23.2||Cooling, faintly salty|
|Zinc Gluconate Hydrate||13||12.3–14.6||Mild, faint taste|
|Zinc Lactate Dihydrate||1.7–17100||22.0–24.0||Mild, faint taste|
|Zinc Citrate Dihydrate||Slightly Soluble||31.3–32.1||Neutral|
|Low Pb Zinc Oxide||Insoluble||79.9–80.7||Neutral|
Also, for when taste is of the utmost importance, Jost manufactures encapsulated zinc oxide and zinc gluconate.
Jost also produces low Pb and heavy metal products for ultra pure zinc uses that require lower than normally required toxic metals.
- Zinc Citrate Dihydrate USP Low HM Fine Granular – Product Code 2946
- Zinc Citrate Dihydrate USP Low HM Powder – Product Code 2947
- Zinc Gluconate USP Low HM Granular – Product Code 2956
- Zinc Gluconate USP Low HM Powder – Product Code 2958
- Zinc Lactate Dihydrate Purified Low HM Powder – Product Code 2966
See a full list of Jost Chemical’s Zinc products here.
Read more about how Jost Chemical’s mineral salts, such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, support healthy living—in this white paper: The Importance of Minerals in the Long Term Health of Humans.