Chemistry:Zinc Synergism & Hinokitiol
Hinokitiol is a Zink Ionophore, low molecular weight natural products which dissolve in the plasma membrane or intracellular membranes of cells and make the membrane permeable to specific ions  . Its capability is believed to inhibit viral replication. In brief, as a zinc ionophore, Hinokitiol aids in the transport molecules into cells through a plasma membrane or intracellular membrane, thus increasing the intracellular concentration of the specified molecule (ex. Zinc). Hence, by taking advantage of Zinc’s antiviral properties, in combination with Hinokitiol, Zinc uptake can be accelerated.