Zinc: Zinc is essential to the synthesis of DNA and RNA, of proteins, insulin and sperm. The body needs zinc, too, to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, protein and alcohol; to dispose of carbon dioxide; to make good use of vitamin A. More than seventy different enzymes require zinc to do their appointed work. And that's not all. Zinc bolsters the immune system and makes wounds heal faster. It's integral to the growth and maintenance of body tissues; it plays a major role in the development of fetuses and the growth of children. It even hones the palate
Zinc Chloride: Also called “Butter of Zinc”. It is a compound occasionally used in escharotic skin creams salves for the treatment of skin cancer and other dermal/epidermal conditions. Zinc chloride assists in the absorption of the herbal nutrients active ingredients of this formulation through the dermal layer and into the bloodstream.
Zinc Oxide: An oxide of zinc, an astringent (something that removes oil from the skin). Used to protect, soothe and heal the skin. Also provides good sun protection.
Zinc Pyrithione: An active ingredient in dandruff shampoos. Its actions include: cytotoxic and antifungal. Caution: This ingredient may have side effects and is not approved by the FDA.
Zinc Stearate: Used in powder to improve texture and to lubricate.
Zirconium: An ionic plant derived trace mineral.