Trace mineral critical to health.
Zinc is required for tissue growth, repair and maintenance.
Wounds heal better when there is enough zinc.
Zinc often speeds healing of gastric ulcers.
It is part of the insulin molecule (which regulates blood sugar levels)
and over 25 other digestive and metabolic enzymes.
Zinc is used and eliminated rapidly within days of a serious injury or burn.
A loss of smell or taste may represent a zinc deficiency.
often take supplemental zinc for prostate health; too little
can lead to prostate enlargement.
Women often take moderate amounts of zine for PMS (with calcium), during
pregnancy and while nursing.
Zinc/Iron/Copper ratios are important (should be about 17:17:1).
Too little copper can show up as anemia, high cholesterol and heartbeat
irregularity called PVC - premature ventricular contractions.
This is true even when zinc is low-normal.
Contains 25 mg zinc from zinc gluconate in a base of kelp, thyme and alfalfa.
The most important benefits of zinc are for:
Skin Care: Studies have shown zinc to be an effective home remedy for curing pimples or acne. It assists in regulating the amount of testosterone in the body, which plays a dominant role in causing acne. In addition zinc is involved with collagen synthesis. This further aids in normalizing skin oils and maintenance of healthy skin.
Eczema: Also called atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory and chronic disorder of the skin. It is mainly caused by deficiency of zinc in the body. Zinc plays an important role in healing chronic infection and assisting the body in restoring its ability to heal properly.
Wound healing: Deficiency in zinc retards wound healing.
Prostate disorder: Zinc is very important in avoiding or correcting prostate disorders.
Cold: Zinc supplements help in decreasing the severity and duration of colds. It reduces the amount of proinflammatory cytokinesis, which is aggravated during a cold infection.
Weight loss: Zinc plays a leading role in weight loss and in controlling appetite.
Pregnancy: Zinc is essential for the repair and functioning of DNA. Hence, it is necessary for quick growth of cells and building major constituents of cells during the course of pregnancy.
Reproduction: In males, zinc assists in spermatogenesis and development of the sex organs. While in females, it aids in all the reproductive phases.
Biological Functions: Zinc plays a vital role in many biological functions such as reproduction, diabetes control, stress level, immune resistance, smell and taste, physical growth, appetite and digestion.
Enzymes regulation: Zinc is a component of a number of enzymes, which help in regulation of cell growth, protein synthesis, hormonal level, DNA, regulating the gene transcription, energy metabolism and other related health benefits.
Alopecia: Alopecia causes hair loss in both children and adults often due to zinc deficiency.
Bone loss: A disease when the bones become weak and fragile. Zinc is a component of hydroxyapatite, a salt contributing to a hard and strong bone matrix.
Night blindness: Consuming Zinc can help to improve vision.