Oysterzinc

120 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Oysterzinc

120 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Smidge™ Oysterzinc

  • High in naturally-occurring zinc

  • 100% oyster extract

  • Supports the immune system

  • Food source of zinc

  • Non-GMO & no fillers

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing Oysterzinc, a pure zinc supplement made from fresh oysters — aka the highest food source of zinc! Here to support your immune system with natural, whole-food zinc when you're in need.*

Our Oysterzinc is 100% oyster powder, made in small batches from only the meat of the oyster (no shells!). No additives or fillers either.

Each bottle contains the goodness of over 60 oysters that are wild-caught from the pristine Atlantic ocean waters in Ireland, making for the most potent oyster extract around. Our process involves slow, gentle convection drying under a low temperature to preserve bioactivity and nutrient integrity.

Nutrients worth more than pearls ;)

120 capsules (1-month supply)

Why a natural zinc supplement from oysters?

Oysters contain the most zinc in any food — 10 times higher than the next richest source, red meat!*

But eating an oyster or taking an oyster zinc supplement is different than popping a synthetic zinc tablet.

Taking synthetic zinc in an isolated form can upset the body's natural mineral and nutrient balance, as synthetic supplements don't include zinc's inherent nutritional cofactors. For instance, the body's important copper reserve can become depleted if zinc is taken on its own.

Our Oysterzinc's natural cofactors include peptides, amino acids and organic nutrients, making it bioavailable and easy to absorb. You can also enjoy its vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and copper.*

Wondering what more awaits once you pry open that clamped silvery shell? Oysters are bursting with:

  • 19 amino acids (including taurine)

  • 59 trace minerals

  • 12 vitamins

  • Omega-3 DHA and EPA*

All of these goodies are naturally present in sensible concentrations, so they can harmoniously work inside your body.

What does Oysterzinc do?

When you feel the sniffles or aches coming on, or the stuffiness that precludes a head cold, Oysterzinc can support your immune system. *

This is because zinc is a vital mineral that your body uses in hundreds of ways. Primarily, to nourish and support the immune system. See, the human body needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells), which help the body control and regulate immune responses.*

Zinc has also been found to shorten the duration of the common cold and to ease the symptoms when taken within 24 hours of the onset.*

On the other hand, zinc deficiency can do a number on immune system function, causing increased susceptibility to various pathogens and a host of health issues. Researchers have discovered that improving zinc levels through diet and supplementation may ease inflammation.*

More health benefits of taking zinc supplements

In addition to loving up your immune system, zinc has myriad documented health benefits. Scientific studies state that zinc may support:

  • Skin integrity and structure*

  • Brain health*

  • Growth, development and cognition in babies and children*

  • Sperm quality and male fertility*

  • Eye health*

  • Occasional diarrhea*

Dosage:

Always start with a smidge! Take four capsules at once, per day, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below).

Sensitive individuals (adults): 1 capsule, once daily. May increase dose over time if needed.

Start low and slow:Our supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a minimal dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what feels right for you.

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

Overview plus minus

Smidge™ Oysterzinc

  • High in naturally-occurring zinc

  • 100% oyster extract

  • Supports the immune system

  • Food source of zinc

  • Non-GMO & no fillers

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing Oysterzinc, a pure zinc supplement made from fresh oysters — aka the highest food source of zinc! Here to support your immune system with natural, whole-food zinc when you're in need.*

Our Oysterzinc is 100% oyster powder, made in small batches from only the meat of the oyster (no shells!). No additives or fillers either.

Each bottle contains the goodness of over 60 oysters that are wild-caught from the pristine Atlantic ocean waters in Ireland, making for the most potent oyster extract around. Our process involves slow, gentle convection drying under a low temperature to preserve bioactivity and nutrient integrity.

Nutrients worth more than pearls ;)

120 capsules (1-month supply)

Why a natural zinc supplement from oysters?

Oysters contain the most zinc in any food — 10 times higher than the next richest source, red meat!*

But eating an oyster or taking an oyster zinc supplement is different than popping a synthetic zinc tablet.

Taking synthetic zinc in an isolated form can upset the body's natural mineral and nutrient balance, as synthetic supplements don't include zinc's inherent nutritional cofactors. For instance, the body's important copper reserve can become depleted if zinc is taken on its own.

Our Oysterzinc's natural cofactors include peptides, amino acids and organic nutrients, making it bioavailable and easy to absorb. You can also enjoy its vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and copper.*

Wondering what more awaits once you pry open that clamped silvery shell? Oysters are bursting with:

  • 19 amino acids (including taurine)

  • 59 trace minerals

  • 12 vitamins

  • Omega-3 DHA and EPA*

All of these goodies are naturally present in sensible concentrations, so they can harmoniously work inside your body.

What does it do? plus minus

What does Oysterzinc do?

When you feel the sniffles or aches coming on, or the stuffiness that precludes a head cold, Oysterzinc can support your immune system. *

This is because zinc is a vital mineral that your body uses in hundreds of ways. Primarily, to nourish and support the immune system. See, the human body needs zinc to activate T lymphocytes (T cells), which help the body control and regulate immune responses.*

Zinc has also been found to shorten the duration of the common cold and to ease the symptoms when taken within 24 hours of the onset.*

On the other hand, zinc deficiency can do a number on immune system function, causing increased susceptibility to various pathogens and a host of health issues. Researchers have discovered that improving zinc levels through diet and supplementation may ease inflammation.*

More health benefits of taking zinc supplements

In addition to loving up your immune system, zinc has myriad documented health benefits. Scientific studies state that zinc may support:

  • Skin integrity and structure*

  • Brain health*

  • Growth, development and cognition in babies and children*

  • Sperm quality and male fertility*

  • Eye health*

  • Occasional diarrhea*

Directions plus minus

Dosage:

Always start with a smidge! Take four capsules at once, per day, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below).

Sensitive individuals (adults): 1 capsule, once daily. May increase dose over time if needed.

Start low and slow:Our supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a minimal dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what feels right for you.

Storage plus minus

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping plus minus

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

What Experts Say

Founder photo
Zinc is an important mineral in this protocol because it provides an immune boost. Oysterzinc [by Smidge™] capsules contain 100% pure oyster powder, made only from extracted oyster meat. No shell included; a true food source of zinc with no additives, fillers or fortification.

Dr. Steven Lin, DDS

The Functional Dentist and author, "The Dental Diet"

Founder photo
Oysters stand out as a gut microbiome superfood because of their overall high density of essential nutrients as well as being such a valuable source of zinc and selenium. And, the most convenient way to add quality oysters to our daily diet is with [Smidge™] Oysterzinc. [Smidge™] sources oysters from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline, dehydrated by a proprietary artisan process. Oysterzinc is 100% pure oyster powder, made from only the extracted meat of the oyster with no shell included, as well as no additives or fillers. Each bottle contains the extracted goodness of over 60 oysters!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne Ph.D., "Paleo Mom"

New York Times bestselling author of Paleo Principles and The Paleo Approach

Founder photo
Zinc is an important mineral in this protocol because it provides an immune boost. Oysterzinc [by Smidge™] capsules contain 100% pure oyster powder, made only from extracted oyster meat. No shell included; a true food source of zinc with no additives, fillers or fortification.

Dr. Steven Lin, DDS

The Functional Dentist and author, "The Dental Diet"

Founder photo
Oysters stand out as a gut microbiome superfood because of their overall high density of essential nutrients as well as being such a valuable source of zinc and selenium. And, the most convenient way to add quality oysters to our daily diet is with [Smidge™] Oysterzinc. [Smidge™] sources oysters from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline, dehydrated by a proprietary artisan process. Oysterzinc is 100% pure oyster powder, made from only the extracted meat of the oyster with no shell included, as well as no additives or fillers. Each bottle contains the extracted goodness of over 60 oysters!

Dr. Sarah Ballantyne Ph.D., "Paleo Mom"

New York Times bestselling author of Paleo Principles and The Paleo Approach

Ingredients

Oysters

Vegetarian capsule

Oysters

The oyster (from the Ostreoidea family) is a salt-water mollusk with a rock-hard, irregularly shaped shell encasing a fleshy, slimy, plump body. With its delicate, toothy texture, umami flavor and briny liquid, folks love to consume them cooked or raw as a delicacy. Our Oyzterzinc is the extract of fresh oysters, produced on the lush coastlines of Ireland under a proprietary process that preserves bioactivity and purity. Thanks to the oyster's rich nutrients, the zinc is bound in peptides and amino acids with essential cofactors, for fantastic bioavailability. These nutrients include naturally-occurring vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and copper.*

Vegetarian capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. These capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

Oysters

The oyster (from the Ostreoidea family) is a salt-water mollusk with a rock-hard, irregularly shaped shell encasing a fleshy, slimy, plump body. With its delicate, toothy texture, umami flavor and briny liquid, folks love to consume them cooked or raw as a delicacy. Our Oyzterzinc is the extract of fresh oysters, produced on the lush coastlines of Ireland under a proprietary process that preserves bioactivity and purity. Thanks to the oyster's rich nutrients, the zinc is bound in peptides and amino acids with essential cofactors, for fantastic bioavailability. These nutrients include naturally-occurring vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and copper.*

Vegetarian capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. These capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

FAQ

What makes Oysterzinc different than commercially available synthetic zinc supplements?

Oysterzinc is a natural shellfish food. All of its nutrients are organic in origin, making them 100% bioavailable. The trace elements in Oysterzinc are bound to transport molecules (peptides, amino acids), allowing the body to soak up all of the oysters' zinc and other nutrients.* The high concentration of free amino acids and peptides are also directly available to the blood once consumed, making them fast-acting.

On the other hand, synthetic mineral supplements need to bind to transport molecules during digestion before they can be absorbed, which may affect their bioavailability.

All of the trace elements in Oysterzinc are present in significant, yet balanced concentrations, ensuring they work in harmony as nature intended. This means they will support your body's natural mineral and nutrient balance.

Is Oysterzinc organic?

We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline. In turn, all of its nutrients are organic in origin, though the product is not certified organic.

Is this product safe for pregnant women?

Pregnancy dramatically increases nutritional demands for expectant mothers. RDAs (recommended daily allowances) for many nutrients increase during this time and also during lactation. For example, the RDA for zinc increases from 8 mg to 12 mg daily during pregnancy and lactation. Oysterzinc may help meet those increased nutritional demands as it contains the nutrients and cofactors necessary to support growth and development.* Please note it is not appropriate for those with fish or iodine allergies.

What foods contain zinc?

Here are some foods that are high in zinc:

  • The high and mighty oyster!

  • Beef patties

  • Alaska king crab

  • Cooked lobster

  • Cooked pork chop loin

  • Baked beans

  • Dark meat chicken

Other food zinc sources include yogurt, pumpkin seeds, milk, chickpeas, oatmeal, almonds and cheddar cheese.

Where are the oysters harvested?

We harvest the oysters that comprise your Oysterzinc from the pristine Atlantic waters along Ireland's lush coastline. Here's more information about our product quality.

Is Oyster zinc free of common allergens?

Yes :) It does not contain milk/casein, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten or soybeans. Please avoid this product if you have a fish or shellfish allergy.

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07/29/2020
Andrew W.
United States United States
Oyster zinc

Best kind of zinc you can get.

07/29/2020
Smidge™

Thank you for your 5-star review on Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc], Andrew! Yes, this is the most prized oyster extract around and it is harvested by hand! 60 oysters in each bottle and includes all co-factors and nutrients. We appreciate your feedback;)

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03/25/2020
pf
United States United States
Gold standard

The Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc] has been an excellent supplement for my health. Perfect combination nutrients and a clean source. Doesn’t get any better and especially when it is so important to know where a product is from and purity. Thank you for offering this unique item.

03/25/2020
Smidge™

Thank you so much for your 5-star "Gold Standard" review on Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc]. We love the passion you have for premium supplements, and Smidge prides itself on being able to provide these to you and your family. You are correct on Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc] being unique, leaving the co-factors like copper and selenium intact to help preserve bioavailability. Also, the thought of 60 oysters per bottle means it is an actual whole-food supplement. We thank you for your kind words, have a great day!

F
09/27/2019
Felix
In the sea of this is oyster product the Great

Great quality product will continue to purchase

09/27/2019
Smidge™

Hello Felix, Thank you for your five-star review : ) We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying the quality of your Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc], amid the sea of all other zinc products out there! We're also honored to call you a repeat customer, and we look forward to serving you. Wishing you the best on your healthy journey,

CN
03/22/2019
Clifford N.
United States United States
Good source of Zinc

My experience with the product has been very good. I have re-ordered as a result. I appreciate the purity of the product, the quick service, and follow up emails by Smidge. Very professional.

03/22/2019
Smidge™

Hello Clifford! Thanks so much for your feedback. We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying the purity of your Oysterzinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc]; and that you've had an excellent customer service experience. We love to serve repeat customers, and to ensure that you have all of the information you need to have success with your products. We couldn't do this without you, Clifford. Thanks so much for your support! Wishing you the best,

R
02/22/2018
Rebecca
Illinois, USA
Great Product!

I have been using this product for a year now as it is incredibly supportive to my immune system. As a working mum, I can't do without my daily dose. I love the health benefits of using your product!

02/22/2018
Smidge™

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your feedback! We definitely understand the importance of nutrients that fuel you throughout the day, especially with your two jobs of working and being a mum! The great thing about your OysterZinc [Smidge™ Oysterzinc] is that it's a real food source of zinc from these beautiful oysters. Glad to hear it's working great for you. Thanks again for your support. Warmly,