Thursday, February 16, 2017

Zinc


It is essential for the synthesis of proteins and is the core component of more than 200 enzymes.

It also plays an important role in the reproductive process and in the development and the repair of tissues.

Zinc deficiency causes anorexia, insufficient capability while undergoing treatment and recovery, poorly developed sense of smell, taste and night vision. Moreover, its deficiency can cause infertility and delayed sexual maturation.


Food processing usually strips off the contained zinc in them.

It is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system as it participates in numerous functions of it.

Zinc can be found in oysters, liver, meat, hard cheese, lentils, yeast, etc.

Coffee, sugar, alcohol, diuretics and  laxatives reduce the absorption of Zinc whereas sodium and vitamin B-6 increase it.

Zinc is essential for the health of the prostate gland.

Researches have shown that zinc supplements, especially when accompanied with saw palmetto herb and essential fatty acids, help both preventively and therapeutically in the treatment of benign prostatic swelling and its symptoms.

Moreover, it significantly slows down the macular degeneration, especially if accompanied by all the antioxidants that favorably affect the health of the eye, such as carotenoids, OPC, bilberry, and ginkgo biloba.

It also contributes to the prevention and treatment of colds.

It plays an important role in the insulin production in our body.

Zinc deficiency favors the development of anorexia nervosa.

It is used for therapeutic reasons in individuals with excessive levels of prolactin production.

It speeds up the healing of wounds, ulcers and burns.

It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

Zinc is not toxic, even if it is taken for extended periods of time, in conventional dosages, up to 50 mg daily.

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