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Zinc Sales Skyrocket During a Pandemic

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on August 31, 2020

Zinc Sales Skyrocket During a Pandemic

If you are not among the many brands selling zinc-containing supplements, then you may not know that amid the COVID-19 crisis, retailers are finding it difficult to keep up with zinc sales. Many supplement users who did not seek zinc prior to the pandemic have now turned to natural health to achieve an optimal immune system response.

Research has in fact demonstrated that undernourishment and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals such as selenium, folic acid, vitamins A, B6, D and E have negative impacts on the immune system. Zinc is among the most important nutrients, causing countless consumers to flock to vitamin stores and online shops for the immune-supporting benefits zinc offers.

What Does Zinc Do?

First, our bodies have no storage system for zinc, which is why a daily intake of the nutrient is required for healthy maintenance. Senior Director of Nutrition Science & Education Content with Garden of Life Dawn Jarvis, MS, RD, LDN of shares “Zinc is involved in multiple aspects of cellular health—it is needed for the activity of around 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing DNA synthesis, and healthy cell division. The body requires zinc to develop and activate T-lymphocytes. Alterations in immune function might explain why low zinc status has been associated with increased susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections in children and the elderly.” If your customers are among groups who may easily fall victim to illness, they will surely want to boost their dose of zinc.

Here's The Thing

Not all supplements are created equal. And neither are the relationships you build with manufacturing service providers. You may be afraid to cut ties with your current partner. Things could be better, but they’re good enough. But what if we told you that a changeover to better customer service, better quality, and an overall better business experience is only a phone call away? Makers Nutrition is the most decorated nutraceutical company in the industry. We exceed expectations on all fronts to provide a full-service operation for your supplement manufacturing needs.


Your customers are depending on you, and you are depending on us to produce a high-quality zinc product. Though it may seem we are in a time warp, we will indeed get beyond this point, and many consumers will continue taking zinc because they have either all along been aware of the importance of year-round immune support or they have just now learned how supplements can positively impact their lives. Be there for those who value their health as much as you value your private label success.

Give us a call. We’re ready when you are.

*Disclaimer: While dietary supplements show some promises to fortify the immune system, there is no known cure for COVID-19. Dietary supplements cannot prevent, treat, or cure the virus.


  • Saraceno, Nicholas. "Zinc in Modern Times.” Vitamin Retailer, August 2020, pp. 8.

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