An essential trace mineral that protects the immune system
Believed to prevent and help to reverse acne, depression, anorexia, fatigue, impotence and infertility
The second most ocurring essential nutrient is zinc. Zinc is involved in about 3000 different protein complexes in the body. Zinc functions include the synthesis of cholesterol, protein and fats, releasing vitamin A from the liver, assisting the immune system. Zinc is known for its ability to fight disease and to protect the immune system. Zinc is involved in the Krebs cycle and energy production. Blindness in the elderly has been found to be arrested by zinc. Required for amino acid synthesis and brain functions; believed to help taste, collagen formation, skin and hair stability; necessary for protein synthesis, collagen formation and the absorption of Vitamin A. Taste acuity is linked to zinc, helps maintain proper concentrations of Vitamin E in the blood. Shown to stabilize and improve vision in people with macular degeneration. It is found in every fluid, tissue, cell, and organ, in the human body.
Zinc is a welltrient necessary for protein synthesis; wound healing; vital for the development of the reproductive organs, prostate functions and male hormone activity; it governs the contractility of muscles; important for blood stability; maintains the body’s alkaline balance; helps in normal tissue function; aids in the digestion and metabolism of phosphorus. Required for protein synthesis and promotes the healing of wounds.
Necessary for proper absorption of the B vitamins, integral part of at least 25 enzymes related to metabolism and digestion, healing of wounds and burns, proper prostate function.
A vital component of insulin.
Growth and development of sex organs.
Recent studies show a connection to synthesis of DNA.
In studies in humans with zinc deficiencies it has demonstrated animproved glucose tolerance when supplemented. Zinc is closely involved in the body's use of insulin. Zinc plays a role in the regulation of insulin production by the pancreas is plentiful in a healthy pancreas, where insulin is manufactured and is a constituent of insulin.
Glucose utilization by muscle and fat cells. Zinc also serves as a component in glucose transport and in gene expression of insulin receptors.
History: Effectiveness in fighting off the symptoms of flu is directly related to it being a powerful immune system stimulator. It is also important as a prostate gland function enhancer and involves proper growth of the reproductive organs. It is also used to treat acne by regulating the activity of oil glands. It is a required mineral for proper protein synthesis and collagen and formation. It is known to be a constituent of the important antioxidant & super oxide dismutase (SOD). It is also known to be an effective component against the formation of free radicals etc.. A zinc has been shown to have an antioxidant activity equal to vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.
It is been found that taking zinc and iron supplements together have a tendency to cancel out each other's effectiveness. Therefore, when taking zinc and iron as supplements, they should be taken separately.
Technicals: The zinc is ionic, water soluble, and suspended as a solution in water. Zinc has been used fro centuries and in the 188's surgeons used zinc as an antiseptic/antibiotic after surgery and was noted for its amazing healing properties, wounds would heal, at times, as quickly as 24 hours after an operation without swelling and scarring was barely noticeable after a short period of time. Zinc is needed for the metabolism of nucleic acids and the synthesis of proteins plus it is an integral part of the human DNA for cell division and synthesis, therefore a lack of zinc in pregnant women can result in numerous birth defects. Because, zinc is anti-viral and is found in all the body fluids, including the moisture in the eyes, lungs, nose, urine and spit, proper zinc level offer a defense against the entrance of pathogens. Zinc helps the body slim down! Hunger is caused by the body demanding nutrition. Hunger is regulated by zinc. Also required for the proper absorption of food.
Prostate Zinc is ten times more concentrated in the the prostate than any other organ.
Zinc blocks the body's production of dihydrotestosterone and helps regulate testosterone in the prostate. testing
Antagonist: Alcohol interferes with the absorbtion of both zinc and Vitamin A.
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: Individuals with hypoglycemia and/or diabetes are often deficient, associated with many metabolic disorders, including impaired glucose tolerance, insulin degradation, decreased insulin potency, and reduced pancreatic insulin content. An increase consumtion of food especially carbohydrates.
Deficiencies may result in acne, hair loss, apathy, birth defects, brittle nails, depression, eczema, fatigue, retarded growth, elevated blood cholesterol, impotence, irritability, lethargy, loss of sense of smell, malabsorption, memory loss, paranoia, loss of sensation, loss of taste, impaired wound healing, infertility, irritability, bad body odor, malabsorption, memory loss, sterility, white spots on nails, prolonged healing wounds, diarrhea, enlarged prostate, eczema, facial oiliness, frizzy hair, high infant mortality, elevated blood cholesterol, stretch marks, fatigue, decreased alertness, anorexia, mood swings, anxiety and susceptibility to infections.
Deficiencies may result in fingernails becoming thin or to peal and to develop white spots. Other indicators include acne, delays sexual maturation, fatigue, a loss of taste and smell, hair loss, high cholesterol levels, poor night vision, impotence, memory impairment, a tendency to diabetes, frequent colds and flu, prostate problems, skin problems, and slow healing of wounds.
Susceptibility to infections.
Slow healing of surface wounds.
Loss of sense of taste.
Stretch marks on skin.
White spots on fingernails.
Caution: Taking up to 100 mg of zinc daily is known to enhance the immune system. Taking over 100 mg of zinc daily is known to reduce the immune system function.
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