Why Zinc Citrate is important?

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Citrate, zinc, spermine, and semen cholesterol are all substances secreted by the prostate and are known to have beneficial effects on sperm viability or sperm motility. Their secretions are upregulated by either sildenafil or vardenafil [8]. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) has been localized biochemically and immunohistochemically in both the transitional and peripheral zones of the human prostate. Specifically, NOS has been found in the nerve fibers and ganglia located in the prostatic smooth musculature, indicating that NO is significant for the prostatic smooth muscular function. This is consistent with the action of NO donors, which have been shown to mediate relaxation of human prostatic smooth muscle in vitro.

PDE4 and PDE5 have been localized immunohistochemically in the prostatic transitional zone [25]. In vitro, sildenafil and PDE4 inhibitor, rolipram, have been shown to reverse tension in prostatic smooth muscle strips from the transitional zone [25]. This finding could lead to further investigations aiming to recruit PDE4 inhibitors and not only PDE5 inhibitors to the pharmacologic management of benign prostatic hyperplasia [25]. Furthermore, PDE5 inhibitors may have some beneficial effects in patients with chronic prostatitis. It has been postulated that PDE5 inhibitors relax prostatic smooth muscular fibers, altering the retrograde urinary flow in prostatic ducts, which allow greater washout of the ducts and reduce accumulation of irritative urinary contents. The overall result may be a decreased prostatic inflammation.

In addition, earlier reports have shown that human PDE11A4 is abundantly expressed in the prostate, suggesting that the PDE11A gene undergoes tissue-specific alternative splicing that generates structurally distinct gene products [26].

Specific Metals


In water, zinc is typically present in particles greater than 450 nm as a simple hydrated metal ion [e.g. Zn(H2O)62+], simple inorganic complexes [e.g. Zn(H2O)5Cl+], simple organic complexes (e.g. Zn citrate; CAS No. 546-46-3), stable inorganic complexes (e.g. Zn sulfide), stable organic complexes (e.g. Zn humate), adsorbed on inorganic colloids to form for example Zn+2Fe2O3, and adsorbed on organic colloids to form for example Zn+2-humic acid (Florence 1980). The pH of most freshwaters facilitates the adsorption of Zn onto particulates. In sediment, Zn is both suspended and in the sediment bed. Zinc binds to organic material, especially when the pH exceeds 6.5. Zinc also adsorbs to kaolinite and illite clay as hydroxy species in increasing amounts up to pH 10.5 (Farrah and Pickering 1977). Organic matter is oxidized as it sediments, and because oxygen and nitrate are limited, sulfate is the predominant terminal electron acceptor, thus forming Zn sulfide, which has low solubility (Allen 1993).

In surface waters, natural Zn concentrations are usually less than 10 μg/L, while in groundwater concentrations may be about 10-40 μg/L (Elinder 1986).

Inflammatory bowel disease


Zn: deficiency occurs in 45% of patients with CD because of low dietary intake, poor absorption, and excess fecal losses. Many complications of CD may result from Zn deficiency: poor healing of fissures and fistulas, skin lesions (acrodermatitis), hypogonadism, growth retardation, retinal dysfunction, depressed cell-mediated immunity, chronic diarrhea, and anorexia. Many patients are unresponsive to oral or intravenous Zn because of a defect in tissue transport. Zn picolinate may improve intestinal absorption and tissue transport. Patients with pancreatic insufficiency may show no improvement. Zn citrate may also be appropriate alternative. Make every attempt to ensure adequate tissue stores because disease activity correlates with Zn deficiency. Use parenteral administration as needed.

Mg: deficiency is prevalent in IBD. Poor correlation exists between serum levels (frequently normal) and intracellular levels (commonly decreased). Low intracellular Mg causes weakness, anorexia, hypotension, confusion, hyperirritability, tetany, convulsions, and electrocardiographic or electroencephalographic abnormalities, which are responsive to parenteral Mg supplementation. Administer daily intravenous dose of 200 to 400 mg elemental Mg if patient is unresponsive to oral supplements. IBD may require intravenous route because of cathartic action of Mg and poor absorption in patients with short bowel. Oral supplement: Mg chelates (e.g., citrate, aspartate) are preferred over inorganic Mg salts (e.g., chloride, oxide).

Fe: Fe-deficiency anemia is frequent in IBD from chronic gut blood loss. Serum ferritin is the most useful index of Fe status. Ferritin level above 55 ng/mL indicates adequate Fe reserves. Ferritin level below 18 ng/mL indicates Fe deficiency. Improve absorption with supplemental vitamin C rather than direct Fe supplements because Fe promotes intestinal infection.

Ca: risk of Ca deficiency is from the loss of absorptive surfaces, steatorrhea, corticosteroids, and vitamin D deficiency.

K: diarrhea is linked to K+ and other electrolyte deficiencies. Symptoms of K+ deficiency are rare in IBD patients, but levels are below optimum. Correcting K+ deficiency reduces rates of surgical complications.

Testosterone Deficiency


Zinc is a cofactor in numerous metabolic processes in the human body. There is evidence of a significant positive correlation between zinc supplementation and serum testosterone levels in elderly men.26 A 2010 systematic review of randomized controlled trials on sexual dysfunction and chronic kidney disease identified zinc deficiency as a reversible cause of sexual dysfunction and TD in this high-risk population.27 Zinc citrate, zinc acetate, or zinc picolinate may be best absorbed, although zinc sulfate is less expensive. Consider checking the zinc level in men with TD.


The dose is 25–50 mg PO daily.


Zinc taken orally seldom causes any immediate side effects other than an occasional stomach upset, usually when it is taken on an empty stomach. Some forms do have an unpleasant metallic taste. Use of zinc nasal gel, however, has been associated with anosmia (loss of sense of smell). Long-term use of oral zinc at dosages of 100 mg or more daily can cause a number of toxic effects, including severe copper deficiency, impaired immunity, heart problems, and anemia.28