Zinc is a constituent of at least 200 enzymes in the body, and at least 25 enzymes that are linked with digestion and metabolism. In fact, zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. Zinc Picolinate is 15mg of zinc chelated to picolinate for rapid absorption and assimilation. Zinc is thought to have antioxidant properties, and is a major component of one of the most powerful free radical scavengers in the body Ð superoxide dismutase. It is essential for the growth and development of the reproductive organs, and is necessary for proper functioning of the prostate gland. Zinc is important in wound healing and burns and is essential for proper immune function, as it is involved in cell growth and tissue regeneration. It is a component of insulin and plays a part in carbohydrate digestion, protein metabolism and phosphorous metabolism.