Zinc oxide powder is a form of zinc, which is an essential nutrient and trace mineral that the body requires for normal function. Zinc is the second most abundant mineral in the body behind iron. Because Zinc is not produced by the body, we must get our Zinc from our diet. Zinc oxide powder is sometimes used as an additive in foods, such as nutrition bars and breakfast cereals, to increase zinc content. Zinc oxide powder helps support immune function, the heart, skin, eyes, and oral health.* It may also support male reproductive health and promote healthy mood.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.