Even though both zinc and copper occur naturally in vegetables, fruits and meats…chances are you’re not getting enough — even if you’re following the Bulletproof Diet.
Meanwhile, because your body doesn’t store zinc, it needs to be replenished daily...
And while the best pound-for-pound food source for zinc is oysters, you’re probably not throwing back enough oysters on the half-shell each day to make a difference, even if you like them. What about other food sources for zinc? Red meat, nuts, legumes, and whole-grains also contain zinc, but in markedly lower amounts. And you may want to avoid consuming too many nuts, legumes, and whole-grains daily for other reasons, like their high levels of phytates and other “anti-nutrients,” which can suppress zinc absorption from your diet.
The takeaway? Even if you have plates piled with fresh-grown veggies washed down with platters of Oysters Rockefeller daily, supplementing with extra zinc and copper is likely one of the easiest “quick win” upgrades you can add to your diet.
Why Take Zinc & Copper Together?
Separately, zinc and copper have hundreds (if not thousands) of essential roles supporting your physical and mental performance. And taken together, these two key minerals become even more powerful:
Biochemistry: Bulletproof™ Zinc with Copperwork together to develop a crucial antioxidant enzyme called copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD). This unique product of combining zinc and copper is one of your body’s primary internal defense mechanisms against oxidative stress.
Maintaining proper levels of both zinc and copper in your system can be a delicate balance — for example, you can actually deplete your copper levels by taking zinc on its own. So consuming both micronutrients together, in scientifically studied amounts, can help ensure you’re getting the maximum without accidentally ending up with too much of one or the other.
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Take one capsule daily with a meal. Zinc on an empty stomach may cause mild stomach upset in some people. If this happens it is okay to take with a meal, but try to avoid taking with foods/supplements containing iron, calcium, and phytates because they reduce bioavailability and absorption of zinc.