We’ve rounded up the best zinc supplements around for skin, hair and nails, plus support for your immune system and cognitive function.
Best zinc supplements for cognitive function
FIGHT Zinc (£14 for a year’s supply) is a tiny vegan, high-strength tablet that contributes to your cognitive function, normal vision and supports your immune system.
Plus, for every bottle of supplements you buy, FIGHT will donate one nutritious meal to vulnerable people through its partnership with the charity, FareShare
Best zinc supplements in liquid drop form
Trace Minerals Liquid Ionic Zinc Drops (£12.99 for a 48-day supply) is a concentrated liquid dietary supplement that provides zinc in ionic form – the form most widely recognised by the body.
It provides 50mg per serving of zinc sulphate, but the liquid form allows for variable dosing. Due to this product’s concentrated nature, you should spread the serving size throughout the day. It’s also best to take it on a full stomach
Best zinc supplements with copper
Vitabiotics Ultra Zinc with Copper (£3.85 for 60 tablets) is formulated with 15mg of zinc, balanced with 1000μg of copper.
Zinc is vital for many biological functions. It plays a crucial role in over 200 enzymes in the human body, as well as in the process of cell division. Plus, zinc and copper both contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the normal functioning of the immune system.
Most easily digestible zinc supplements
Solgar EarthSource Food-Fermented Koji Zinc (£14.99 for 30 capsules) contains 25mg of zinc per capsule that’s said to be more easily digested than other zinc supplements. This is down to the process behind harvesting the zinc.
Koji culture is grown on cooked rice. As the koji matures and ferments, it is enriched with zinc. This ancient Japanese fermentation process transforms mineral zinc into a bioavailable and food-based zinc. It’s ideal for those following plant-based diets.
Best all-rounder zinc supplements
MyVitamins Zinc Tablets (£6.99 for 90 tablets) help maintain the health of your hair, skin and nails, while also acting as an antioxidant, helping to reduce the damage to cells caused by oxidisation.
Containing 15mg of zinc per serving, along with 60mg of vitamin C, this supplement will also help support your immune system.