Does zinc work?
The overall effectiveness rating for zinc is 1.8 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using zinc may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.
There are 6 studies in the database on zinc; the confidence rating is 30. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for zinc as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
Products Containing Zinc
There are 31 products in the database containing Zinc. Follow the link to see the full list.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about zinc. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|decrease body fat|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve cycling performance||improve muscular endurance||increase strength|
|Hormone Function Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|Immune Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve immune function|