Zinc facts

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Zinc is essential for human health and vital for a healthy immune system


Zinc enhances our memory and thinking by interacting with other chemicals to send messages to the sensory brain centre. Zinc can also reduce fatigue and mood swings. Because zinc is used to generate cells, it is especially important during pregnancy, for the growing fetus whose cells are rapidly dividing.

In women, zinc can help treat menstrual problems and alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Zinc is vital for taste and smell, it is needed for renewal of skin cells and to keep our hair and nails healthy. We use zinc in shampoo and sun-block products. In men, zinc protects the prostate gland and helps maintain sperm count and mobility.

Zinc has proven effective in fighting infections and can even reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. Zinc’s role in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 is becoming increasingly clear. Zinc helps keep us going… and enjoying healthy active lifestyles. Among all the vitamins and minerals, zinc shows the strongest effect on our all-important immune system. Zinc is vital in activating growth in infants, children and teenagers.

For more information on zinc and human health, visit – www.zinc.org/essential

Zinc Facts

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