KEEP YOUR PET'S IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG!
Natural Dog and Cat Vitamin Supplements
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Longevity is not an accident, nor is it the
color of the hair or a stroke of luck,
Longevity must be learned and implemented
Read Why Your Golden Retriever
"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest
of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
Remember, whatever applies to humans also applies to our pets
KEEP YOUR PETS ALIVE AND HEALTHY!
You are his life, his/her love, his leader. He/She will be yours,
faithful and true until the last beat of his/her heart. You owe it to him/her to be worthy of such devotion.
Please Read Carefully for your Pet's sake
If you truly love your Pet, read this entire page, do not skim it.
Learn what can be done to help your pet
stay healthy and live longer.
This Includes All Breeds as well as Golden Retrievers and Cats
(Keep in mind , this is one piece of a complex puzzle to allow your Pet a healthy life. However, this is one of the most important pieces)
New owners will receive the whole picture
In an effort to educate you on the dangers of a low immune system
in your pet and how a low immune system will shorten your pets life,
I have dedicated this page to add a viable solution to the devastating effects of a low Immune on your pet. YOUR PET WILL live a healthier and happier life.. It works for our Golden's.. It will work for your Pets too.
Processed Animal food and the Immune System
Most All dog and cat foods, even the best of Holistic brands Dog foods, have been heat treated to kill E-Coli and Salmonella bacteria before packaging. Thereby rendering the NATURAL heat sensitive NUTRIENTS completely destroyed in their packaged products. The Vitamins listed on the package of even the best of processed dog foods, (often referred to as "Fortified with vitamins") are synthesized in a laboratory DEVOID OF ALL CO-FACTORS to mimic natural vitamins (whole complex) found in Nature and are manufactured in a laboratory from the by-product of Fossil fuels! It is the very cheapest way for the manufacturer to still comply with the law and stay competitive on the store shelf.. These synthesized vitamins are only partially understood by
the body of your pet for a very, very short time. After two or three weeks your pet's body passes them through. It is after this time when your pet's health and immune system begins it's slow decline. Feeding your Pet this processed food alone will not supply him/her with the nutrition needed for a high immune system there-by leaving your loving pet open for sickness, disease and possibly cancer 73% of the time between three and ten years old. Your medical bills will be staggering. Without a Natural whole complex supplementation, your pet will become immune deficient. Cooking your own meals for your dog will NOT give your pet a strong immune system. By cooking it, you will have destroyed any whole complex nutrients once in the food thereby rendering the food you have just prepared for your pet nutrient deficient.
apply what you read below to animals as well)
THE LURE OF SYNTHETIC VITAMINS
chemists maintain, molecule by molecule, synthetic vitamins are identical to
The isolated factor of each may be identical, although newer information
challenges this belief. Manmade
synthetic supplements are a combination of some of the separate factors,
never the whole
complex of synergistic factors found in nature. The whole family of B, C or
E vitamins is known as a
Synthetic vitamins may cause improvement of certain conditions for a short
time but the whole
complex goes even further. It is now believed that the "unknown" co-factors
found in natural
vitamins, not found in synthetic forms, act as catalysts which make the
vitamins more effective. The
reason why synthetic vitamins are so popular is because they are easier and cheaper to manufacture in a lab from petroleum products than to grow and harvest from crops.
Are the vitamins you take causing
Research indicates that synthetic vitamins may actually cause nutritional deficiencies. When you take a synthetic vitamin, it needs the co-factors normally found in the whole food, in order to complete its action. If they are not in the foods you eat, it will draw the co-factors from your body. You may feel good for a while but when the co-factors run out, you will begin to feel worse. The prolonged action of the synthetics imitates the action of drugs; they over-stimulate rather than feed your body. Science does not even come close to duplicating nature. Many illnesses, pain and suffering are the result of our dietary ignorance.
Synthetic vitamins will never have the effects of natural vitamins simply because they are missing many parts of the whole complex. Give your body what it needs, it'll make everything else from that. To sustain good health, your cells must have all the elements they need to perform the jobs of growth and tissue repair in your body. Your body does not need hundreds of vitamins and minerals in order to maintain itself It seems that
every month a new miracle vitamin is being touted. Each cell in your body requires certain nutrients to maintain its basic metabolic function and keep healthy. The body will manufacture everything else from these basic building blocks.
A word about labels.
Many consumers are confused by the labels. Many labels say "Natural" or "Food based" or "Organic". "Natural" is a term used very loosely. Many things are natural (e.g. oyster shells) but they may not be ideal for human consumption. Food based simply means that it started with a food product (such as a carrot) but the rest of it was synthesized in a lab. And if the carrot was organic, then they can also add the word "Organic" to the label. One way to tell if a product is synthetic is to use the word potencies. In reality, high concentrations have nothing to do with potency. A 10 000 mg capsule of
Vitamin C may not necessarily be potent at all! Remember, you will never see those concentrations or combinations in nature. They simply do not exist like that except in a bottle manufactured in a lab. Eat food, not chemicals.
This is why you need to supplement your dog
or cat with real Natural Vitamins every day.
Facts Regarding Synthetic vs. Natural Vitamins
According to Science Magazine, animals on synthetic vitamins dropped dead long before the animals on no synthetic vitamins.
The Vitamins in Medicine warns against doses in excess of 10 mg of vitamin B1 because they were not metabolized and were excreted unchanged in the urine. The American Academy of Applied Nutrition found that animals fed enriched bread lived 10% shorter lives than those fed un-enriched bread.
The New England Journal of Medicine cited that
babies of women who consumed 10,000 I.U of vitamin A from
supplements had a 240% increase in birth defects.
The New England Journal of Medicine showed that men taking beta-carotene supplements had an 18% higher
of lung cancer, more heart attacks and an 8% higher overall death rate. These same men who were taking vitamin E supplements had more strokes from bleeding in the brain. A four year study at Dartmouth showed no colon cancer protection when taking synthetic antioxidant vitamins.
New England Journal of Medicine reports that elderly people taking a synthetic multivitamins did not benefit with their complaints of muscle weakness and physical tiredness. British Journal of Chemistry and Physiology reports that ascorbic acid (vitamin C) injections did not improve intestinal disease. A study at the University of California at Berkeley noted that administration of synthetic vitamins to dogs caused a worse state of health than pure starvation. Journal of Nutrition noted that sterility occurred in rats given synthetic B I vitamins. It also often causes hyperthyroidism according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. One of the most perilous deceptions is the passing off on a gullible public, phony, synthetic vitamins and preaching THAT THE BODY DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. At the very best, synthetic vitamins can function in the body as a DRUG OR PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT; certainly not as a natural nutrient.
"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest
of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
According to Dr. George C Pack, MD, a cancer specialist at Cornell Medical School;
"Almost everyone has cancer cells present at times in our bodies. If
our immune system is working properly, these cells are killed or reabsorbed
by our defense system before they begin to grow and threaten our health. The
only real defense against cancer is the immune system."
KEEP YOUR PETS HAPPY!
Read this carefully:
Synthetic Vitamins vs. Whole complex Natural Vitamins
supplements are what their name suggests: Supplements
made from concentrated whole foods. The vitamins found
within these supplements are not isolated. They are
highly complex structures that combine a variety of
enzymes, co-enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements,
activators and many other unknown or undiscovered
factors all working together synergistically, to enable
this vitamin complex to do its job in your pet's body.
Nutrients from within this complex cannot be taken apart or isolated from the whole, and then be expected to do the same job in the body as the whole complex is designed to do. For instance, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) you can find on most health food store shelves. They are parts of an entire complex that serve a purpose when part of the whole. However, they cannot do the job of the entire complex by themselves.
Vitamin C for instance in a lab created standard multi-vitamin is missing P,K,J Co-Factors, Ascorbinogen, Bioflavonoid, Tyrosinase and more. Whole food vitamin C or “living” Vitamin C has all of these things bound to it to make it fully bioactive in the body right when you take it.
One can analyze what a typical synthetic multivitamin truly is. The automobile equivalent of creating a multivitamin would be going to a junk yard, finding all of the separate parts you would need to make up an entire automobile, throwing them together in a heap (or capsule in terms of the multivitamin) and expecting that heap to drive like a car! Obviously, there is a difference.
Science cannot create life. Only life can create life
THINK OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
LIKE THE FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE
Sure the house would be cheaper without the expense of a foundation but at what cost down the road? Without a firm, solid foundation, your house will crumble in a few short years and all the money you spent on that home will be LOST!. OUR Pets are no different. . Sure you can feed your pet without Nu-Vet Plus supplementation and others I have mentioned but at what cost down the road?
My good friends, your beloved pet cannot speak to you and tell you he/she needs these supplements every day to stay healthy, you have to do it for him/her
When you don't use or stop giving your pet these vital nutrients, you will not know when your pet has a low immune system until it is too late.
Here come the Vet Bills Guaranteed
Why not try to avoid Vet Bills and take a proactive stance instead of a reactive one?
Below are the two distinctly different and very important NATURAL
whole complex supplements we use for our Golden's each and every day to boost and maintain a high immune system and protect their joints. With the exception of testing costs, we have no medical bills for disease, allergies or cancer with our Golden's, NONE!
The Right Supplement Given Every Day Will Help With:* Allergies
* Skin and Coat Problems
* Scratching, Itching, Biting
* Hot Spots
* Arthritis Joint Problems (incl. nongenetic)
* Premature Aging
* Low Energy
* Diabetes Liver Problems
* Cancer (certain types)
* Cataracts Tumors
* Digestive Problems
* Heart Disease
Safe /Natural /Water Soluble (easy on the stomach)
This is What I recommend for you to keep your
Golden Retriever and other pets healthy
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Folks, this is what we use with our Golden's.
It is by far and away the most powerful immune booster
you can give your pets.. Be Proactive and Not Reactive
Don't wait for your Pet to become sick, PREVENT SICKNESS AND CANCER WITH THESE SUPPLEMENTS ADDED TO THEIR MORNING MEALS.
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I recommend both
NuVet Plus K-9 Wafers (for the immune system)
NuJoint Plus K-9 Wafers (for the Joints)
ALSO very important!
If your Dog has ever had Antibiotics and/or drank unfiltered chlorinated tap water OR been in a swimming pool This product, when added to his/her diet will help Him/Her greatly by opening up the pathway in the gut to allow absorption of nutrients into the blood stream..
Look for "Dogzymes Probiotic Max" on this web site A dog's health is only as good as what he/she is able to absorb, this includes supplements! Once the bad bacteria is eliminated from the gut, your pet will regain his/her health provided you supplement his/her diet every day along with a well balanced kibble or raw food diet and supplementation.
Below are the ingredients listed
alphabetically found in Nu-Vet Plus
Alfalfa is known as the "King of Plants", and its roots have been used for centuries in many cultures. The herb belongs to the legume family, closely related to beans and peas. Alfalfa is an excellent source of vitamins D, E and K, beta-carotene, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll, calcium, proteins and fats. It is especially rich in the amino acid tryptophane. It is considered to be a very nutritious herb, and is used to increase appetite, alleviate certain allergic reactions and help poor digestion. It may also reduce the inflammation due to arthritis and rheumatism. (Canine formula)
A soluble fiber digest ant. We believe NuVet Plus™ is the finest pet supplement available, however it must be able to be digested as efficiently as possible. Alpha Amylase creates the means by which the ingredients will be absorbed into the body as rapidly as possible without diminishing NuVet Plus™' powerful antioxidant capabilities.
Necessary for the synthesis of body proteins and many other tissue constituents. Amino acids aid in building new muscle, bone and tendon cells; play a vital role in metabolism, stamina, and brain function; and enable vitamins and minerals to be properly absorbed and assimilated. There are approximately twenty-eight amino acids that combine in various ways to create hundreds of different types of proteins. Some amino acids enhance the immune system by stimulating the antioxidant activity of certain enzymes and can help prevent skin and coat problems. Others prevent premature aging, tumors, nerve disease and connective tissue disorders.
Pet foods high in protein may or may not contain all the necessary amino acids to maintain proper health of a pet. This deficiency could cause a host of problems ranging from indigestion, stunted growth, nervous disorders, or worse. NuVet Plus™, with its specifically blended natural ingredients, contains all the critical amino acids that must be introduced through the diet for proper health.
The precursor to Vitamin A becomes a powerful free radical scavenger in the body. Vitamin A is essential in skeletal growth, testicular and ovarian function, embryonic development, and differentiation of tissues. It is crucial for proper eye function and possible cataract reduction. Vitamin A is necessary for healthy skin and mucous membranes, the body’s first line of defense against invading microorganisms and toxins, and promotes the immune response. Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A destroy carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), guards against heart disease and stroke, and lowers cholesterol.
BLUE GREEN ALGAE
Blue Green Algae is nature's most basic food. Existing at the beginning of the food chain, it provides nutrition in its simplest form. Blue Green Algae has a greater amount of protein than any other whole food. It provides the essential nutrients for the health of the physical body, and the smooth operation of the brain and nervous system. Blue Green Algae is a very rich chlorophyll source and has been shown to enhance the health of the entire body, strengthen the immune system, promote intestinal regularity and the healing of wounds, boosts hemoglobin production and helps purify the blood. The trace minerals found in blue green algae are Boron, Calcium, Chlorine, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Geranium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silicon, Sodium, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, and Zinc.
A balanced, natural source of B-Complex vitamins (also see Chicken Liver). Studies show another beneficial effect of Brewer’s Yeast supplementation is significant reduction of body fleas on companion pets.
CAT’S CLAW (UNA DE GATO)
Cat's Claw, also known as Una de Gato, is an ancient herb, found in the rain forest of Peru. This singular and wild woody vine is known for its amazing healing properties and has been used by native people for centuries. It cleanses the intestinal track, enhances the action of white blood cells, and acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is good for intestinal problems and viral infections. Research in different countries including Germany, Austria, England, and Hungary has shown that Cat’s Claw can stimulate the immune system and may help in the treatment of diseases including cancer, AIDS, viral or respiratory infections, allergies, arthritis and rheumatism.
We use 100% chicken liver, which is paddle-dried in order to retain the omega fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and the B-complex vitamin group. Contains minerals including calcium, copper, phosphorous, and iron. Chicken liver is good for anemia and aids in building healthy red blood cells. It is known to increase energy, fight liver disorders, and help relieve stress in the body.
Aids in the formation of red blood cells, and works with Vitamin C to form elastin, an important protein that makes up bone, skin and connective tissue. It aids in the healing process and energy production. This mineral is needed for healthy nerves and joints. A sign of copper deficiency is osteoporosis.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that promotes cardiovascular health. It is known to prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease and high blood pressure, and aids in lowering cholesterol. It is helpful in the management of arthritis, rheumatism, certain skin disorders, and can relieve pain and inflammation. Studies have shown it can increase the release of sex hormones and thereby improve reproductive health.
Necessary for hemoglobin and myoglobin (a type of hemoglobin found in muscle tissue). It is necessary for the oxygenation of red blood cells. Iron helps in protein metabolism and promotes growth. Iron is also necessary for energy production and a healthy immune system. Iron deficiency can cause weakness, anemia, digestive disturbances, fragile bones and hair loss.
An essential amino acid that is not synthesized by the body and must be obtained from food or supplements. It is a powerful antioxidant and a good source of sulfur, which neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent skin, coat and nail problems. It can help to detoxify harmful agents such as lead and other heavy metals found in airborne pollutants. L Methionine is essential for the absorption, transportation and bioavailability of selenium and zinc in the body. It also acts as a liptropic agent to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver, and can help to reduce fatigue. It is useful in some allergy cases because it reduces histamine release.
Recent studies show L Methionine supplementation may help delay the development of age-related cataracts. Deficiencies in L Methionine can slow growth and cause low levels of essential proteins in the blood. Lack of it can result in edema, liver damage, loss of muscle and fat, skin lesions and weakness. (Canine formula)
Acts as a catalyst in the utilization of carbohydrates, fats, protein, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is important for energy and healthy maintenance of bones, teeth, arteries, heart and nerves. Research has shown that magnesium can help prevent cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and certain forms of cancer.
An enzyme activator that plays an important part in tissue respiration and carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Necessary for normal skeletal development and to maintain sex-hormone production. Manganese deficiency can lead to paralysis, convulsions, dizziness, deafness and blindness.
Extremely rich in calcium, the major constituent in the structural framework of bones. Practically every cell in the body, notably those in the heart, nerves, and muscles rely on calcium to function properly. Some experts recommend higher levels of calcium in order to prevent bone loss. The heart requires calcium to maintain a normal beat. Muscles need it for contraction and relaxation, and calcium is essential for blood clotting and proper nervous system function.
Over time, if not enough calcium is consumed, the body takes calcium from the bones to keep the heart and muscles working properly. This process will gradually weaken the bones until they break easily. (All oyster shell used in our product is farm-raised and tested for lead content.)
Fundamentally aids in the digestion of protein. Papain’s activity helps to cleanse the tissues and intestinal walls. The unique ability of Papain to break down protein and convert a portion of it into Arginine is extremely important because Arginine, in its natural form, has been found to influence the production of HGH. HGH, produced in the pituitary gland, is directly responsible for DNA and RNA replication as well as synthesis in liver, muscle, cartilage, and adipose tissues. HGH helps to increase muscle tone and decrease body fat. Arginine has also been found to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells in test tube studies.
Works with calcium to build bones and teeth. Aids the body in the utilization of vitamins, and conversion of food to energy. Deficiencies of phosphorus can lead to loss of weight and appetite, irregular breathing, pyorrhea, fatigue and nervous disorders.
The proanthocyanidids in Pine Bark have been shown in clinical studies to be 20 times more effective than Vitamin C and 50 times more effective than Vitamin E as an antioxidant. Pine Bark helps relieve pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, and rheumatic fever. It has been shown to reduce histamine production, thereby helping the lining of arteries resist mutagen attacks which cause cardiovascular disease.
Pine Bark’s remarkable ability to “seek and destroy” free radicals is a tremendous benefit to the health of our animals. By reducing oxidative damage to cells and vital tissues, what we recognize as aging (stiff joints, wrinkled skin, degenerative disease problems like arthritis, circulatory disorders, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) is held to a subdued rate. In addition, unlike virtually all other dietary antioxidants, proanthocyanidids readily cross the blood-brain barrier to protect vital brain and nerve tissue from oxidation.
Important for a healthy nervous system and regular heart rhythm. Helps prevent strokes, aids in proper muscle contraction, and works with sodium to control the body’s water balance. Potassium is important for chemical reactions within the cells, aids in maintaining stable blood pressure and proper transmission of electro-chemical impulses. It also regulates the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. Signs of potassium deficiency include abnormally dry skin, weakness, paralysis, low blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat which can lead to cardiac arrest and death.
An essential trace mineral whose principal function is to inhibit the oxidation of lipids (fats). It is a vital antioxidant, especially when combined with Vitamin E. It protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals. It has also been found to function as a preventative against the formation of certain types of tumors. Selenium and Vitamin E act synergistically to aid in the production of antibodies and help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Selenium deficiency has been linked to cancer and heart disease. It has also been associated with exhaustion, growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, infections, liver impairment, pancreatic insufficiency, and sterility.
Contains collagen and glycosaminoglycans. This combination makes shark cartilage a powerful anti-inflammatory wound-healing agent that is non-toxic and has no known side-effects. It is also an effective substance against bacteria, virus and fungal infections, which stimulates the cellular and humoral components of our immune system.
There have been numerous studies demonstrating the ability of shark cartilage to shrink some cancerous tumors, including those unaffected by standard treatments. In order to grow, a tumor must establish its own blood vessel network for nourishment. Like all other living things, if the tumor is denied nourishment, it will die. Studies performed at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology have shown that shark cartilage contains a protein that impedes the formation of blood vessels to tumors.
One of the most abundant amino acids in the body. It is found in the central nervous system, skeletal muscle, and highly concentrated in the brain and heart.
Taurine therapy is used in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Low Taurine and magnesium levels have been found after heart attacks. Supplements decrease the tendency to develop potentially lethal abnormal arrhythmia after heart attacks.
Another role played by Taurine is maintaining the correct composition of bile and solubility of cholesterol. It helps stabilize cell membranes and seems to have some antioxidant and detoxifying activity. It also helps the movement of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells, which helps generate nerve impulses. Taurine is necessary for chemical reactions that produce normal vision. Deficiencies are associated with retinal degeneration and age-related cataracts.
(Feline formula only; canines produce their own Taurine.)
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
Necessary for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Helps the functioning of the nervous system; maintains muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract; maintains the health of skin, coat, eyes, mouth and liver. Contains folic acid.
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE)
Essential for normal functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, skin and digestive system. Necessary for carbohydrate metabolism.
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, and antibody and red blood cell formation. Good for healthy eyes, skin, and coat.
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)
Promotes growth, proper functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of healthy skin, tongue, digestive system, and carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism.
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID)
Assists in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Aids in the utilization of some vitamins, stimulates growth, and aids in the formation of antibodies.
VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, antibody and red blood cell formation, and aids in digestion. B6 also helps maintain balance of sodium and phosphorus.
Essential for normal formation of red blood cells, carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, and good appetite. B12 maintains fertility, promotes normal growth and development, and prevents nerve damage by maintaining the fatty sheaths that protect nerve endings.
VITAMIN C (ESTER C™)
A powerful antioxidant that also protects other antioxidants such as Vitamin E. The cells of the brain and spinal cord, which frequently incur free radical damage, can be protected by significant amounts of Vitamin C. In addition to its role as an antioxidant, Vitamin C also increases the synthesis of Interferon, a natural anti-viral substance produced by the body, and stimulates the activity of certain key immune cells. Vitamin C is a key factor in many immune functions, including white blood cell function and Interferon levels. Due to its antioxidant properties, it combats the effects of free radicals while lowering the risk of cataracts and promoting cell growth and tissue repair.
An essential fat-soluble vitamin that includes eight naturally occurring compounds, and each of these compounds exhibit different biological activities. The most widely accepted biological function of Vitamin E is related to its antioxidant activities. Vitamin E is the most effective chain breaking lipid-soluble antioxidant in the biological membrane. It contributes to membrane activity, protecting critical cellular structures against damage from oxygen free radicals.
Deficiencies in Vitamin E may lead to reproductive failure, nutritional “muscular dystrophy,” hemolytic anemia, and neurological and immunological abnormalities.
The importance of protein in any carnivore’s diet cannot be understated, for it is critical in building and maintaining muscle mass and other necessary metabolic functions. Protein deficiencies can lead to retarded skeletal and muscle growth and a weakened immune system, which causes susceptibility to infections and degenerative diseases. (Feline formula)
Zinc is a component of almost one hundred enzymes involved in metabolic processes, most of which work with the red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from the tissue to the lungs. Zinc, functioning as an important antioxidant, promotes normal growth and development, aids in wound-healing, enhances cell division, repair and growth, and maintains normal levels of Vitamin A in the blood. It also helps to synthesize DNA and RNA. Zinc deficiencies have been linked to prostate hypertrophy, cancer, slow recovery from head injuries, diabetes, arthritis, and reduced immune system responses.