Zinc is one of the franchises Björklund Pharma operates in. The zinc franchise focuses its activities on zinc deficiency, a globally widespread ailment. Worldwide is the overall frequency for zinc deficiency thought to be higher than 20% (Wuehler et al. 2005). Zinc deficiency may affect more than 2 billion people in the developing world (Wuehler et al. 2005). It has further been estimated that only 42.5% of U.S. elderly (≥71 years) have adequate zinc intake (Briefel et al. 2000). A few extra milligrams of zinc every day can make a huge difference. Zinc-containing supplements are a quick and easy, effective and inexpensive remedy.
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