You may have heard that the benefits of zinc include the ability to help people recovering from the common cold or other illnesses, but this mineral is also needed for those who are not sick and who do not have compromised immune function.
Zinc benefits the body in many ways – by supporting hormone production, proper growth and recovery, boosting immunity and normal digestion. It also has the ability to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Zinc is a type of metal and an essential trace element. This is “essential” because you need to get it from your diet because your body can’t make it. After iron, it is the second most abundant trace element in the human body.
It is actually present in all body tissues and is needed for healthy cell division. It acts as an antioxidant in the body, fights free radical damage and helps slow down the aging process.
If you have low zinc levels, you may experience any of the following:
Anyone who follows a plant-based diet that does not include meat or dairy products (such as vegans or vegetarians) is usually at greatest risk because their diets eliminate the best sources of zinc. While some plant foods have small amounts, animal products are the richest sources of zinc.
|Serving Size||1 tablet|
|AMOUNT PER SERVING|
|Zinc (as oxide / citrate)||50 mg|
Take 1 tablet daily with food.
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