Zinc

Zinc is useful for more than just the immune system. It offers the body many important benefitsand supplements should be taken to ensure that proper levels are maintained. Found in themuscles as well as the white and red blood cells, this powerful antioxidant is also found in theretinas of the eyes, liver, bones, skin, kidneys and pancreas.

  • Acne treatment – More powerful than antibiotics, proper levels can help keep acne at bay. Itworks by controlling testosterone levels and aiding in the synthesis of collagen.
  • Skin – Eczema is caused by low levels of this powerful antioxidant. Increasing levels can helpheal eczema as well as help wounds heal faster.• Prostate – This mineral helps treat prostate disorders. 15 mg can help shrink the prostategland, reducing your risk of cancer.
  • Infections – Boost your immunity and help protect against infectious disorders and fungalinfections by maintaining healthy levels.

Zinc supplements can also:

  • Help manage diabetes
  • Assist in reproduction
  • Lower stress levels
  • Improve immune functions
  • Aid in digestion
  • Control appetite
  • Help cure fatigue
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Improve vision and prevent night blindness
  • Help cure alopecia
  • Activate white blood cells to fight infections
  • Reduce bad breath

When levels of this mineral in the body fall too low, serious problems can arise. In addition toslowing growth and lowering blood pressure, deficiency can negatively affect bones and createa loss of appetite, which can, in turn, result in additional deficiencies. Depression, weight loss,pale skin, diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss are all symptoms of a deficiency. One noticeably visiblesymptom is the formation of white spots under the fingernails.

Natural sources of this critical mineral include meats and meat-based foods. Oysters, turnips,peanuts, almonds, oats, whole wheat, pecans and pumpkin seeds are also excellent sources.

Some supplements can interfere with the absorption of this mineral. If you take calciumsupplements or magnesium supplements you will need to also take special supplements of thismineral for good health. Available in 30 mg and 50 mg tablets as well as suspension formulas.

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