Sucrosomial® Zinc

Sucrosomial® Zinc

A Source of Zinc with Superior Bioavailability

About Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral that promotes a strong immune system and is necessary for reproductive health. Importantly, it is excreted from the body every day, so a constant supply is necessary. Unfortunately, conventional zinc (zinc oxide) is poorly absorbed due to its insoluble nature. In addition, certain factors can interfere with  zinc absorption, including phytates present in seeds and grains and possibly some nutrients like iron and calcium.[1]

About Sucrosomial Minerals

Sucrosomial Minerals were developed to address mineral malabsorption through a unique technology that allows for better absorption — and thus improved bioavailability. Several laboratory and animal tests have shown that the sucresters (sucrose esters of fatty acids) utilized in sucrosomial technology are effective vehicles for improving solubility, dissolution, absorption, and bioavailability.[2],[3],[4],[5]

About Sucrosomial Zinc

Sucrosomial Zinc is a highly bioavailable sucrosomial complex of zinc oxide providing 42 percent elemental zinc. Because the zinc is covered by a phospholipids plus sucrose esters of fatty acids matrix, its absorption is not impacted by the presence of other nutrients, unlike conventional forms of zinc. A head-to-head test of Sucrosomial Zinc versus zinc gluconate found Sucrosomial Zinc had faster absorption and was 80 percent more bioavailable 8 hours after administration.

Mechanism of Action

Sucrosomial technology is a unique and innovative technique, where the zinc molecule is conveyed into a liposomal-like structure made up of a phospholipids and sucrose ester of fatty acids (sucresters), called sucrosome. The sucresters act as emulsifiers, dispersing the zinc within the sucrosome structure, thereby increasing its absorption and bioavailability.


Sucrosomial technology increases the tolerability of zinc supplementation by encasing the mineral within a liposomial-like structure. Because the zinc does not interact with the intestinal mucosae, Sucrosomial® Zinc is free of common side effects such as gastrointestinal distress. Palatability is also improved because the sensitive mucous membranes of the mouth never come into contact with the mineral.

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[1] Krebs NF. J Nutr. 2001 May 1;130(5):13745-75.
[2] Li W, et al. Pharm Res. 2011;28:2020-33.
[3] Kiss L, et al. Sci Pharm. 2010;78:716.
[4] Yamamoto A, et al. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2014;134(1):47-53.
[5] Kiss L, et al. J Pharm Sci. 2014;103:3107-19.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.