One wonders how the anti-GMO movement could oppose something like this. But given its hostility to Golden Rice, which has been genetically modified to contain a vitamin A precursor to prevent blindness, it usually finds a way.
Trying to assign human characteristics to elements might get you convicted for anthropomorphizing. But in the case of zinc, it's not as crazy as you'd think. Zinc is "chemically bipolar" for a number of reasons. Some will surprise you.
This flu season, one product is making its comeback: orange juice. Sales of OJ seem to have gotten a boost — after years of decline — due to consumers' fears of getting the dreaded illness.  But is dosing yourself with high amounts of Vitamin C warranted for this year's flu from hell?                  
When you feel a cold coming on start popping zinc lozenges. That will do much more for you than vitamin C or Echinacea.