What does it do?
Zinc is an essintial mineral that stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes in the body.
-supports your healthy immune system
-is necessary to synthesize DNA
-is essential for wound healing.
-supports the healthy growth and development of the body during adolescence, childhood and pregnancy.
The Major Sources.
Zinc is present in a variety of foods that many people consume daily. The food with the most zinc per serving is oysters, but most Americans receive the greatest portion of their zinc intake from red meat and poultry. Some other food sources that contain zinc are some seafood, whole grains, fortified cereals, beans, nuts and dairy products.
A zinc deficiency can be identified by:
Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of muscle coordination, alcohol intolerance, increased sweating, hallucinations, reduced levels of high-density lipoproteins and weakened immune function can occur with zinc overdoses.
The amount of zinc needed varys from age, gender, and pregnancy.