The body does not produce Zinc which means it must be obtained from our diet or supplementation. Not surprisingly, Zinc is becoming one of the most popular mineral supplements available.
Zinc plays a part in a huge number of body processes
Zinc is a multi-functional and vital mineral, which is involved in hundreds of body processes including the following:
- It contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones, hair, nails, skin and vision
- It contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
- It helps maintain a normal immune system
- It is required for the metabolism of Vitamin A
- It helps metabolise carbohydrates so they can be converted into energy
- It is involved in maintaining normal cognitive function
- It contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- It has a role in the process of cell division and contributes to normal protein synthesis
Natural food sources of Zinc
Zinc is generally found in protein sources; red meat, poultry (darker meat areas), eggs and seafood. Vegetarians will obtain Zinc from eggs, cheese, beans, grains and nuts, though Zinc is not as easily absorbed though non-animal sources. Many modern food processing techniques leave natural grains stripped of much of their Zinc content.
If you feel you may not be getting enough Zinc through diet alone the our 10mg zinc supplement is an easy and convenient way to maintain adequate levels within the body.