Zinc is a micro mineral which is found in each cell of our body and it constitutes as an ingredient in more than 200 enzymes in the body, enzymes which participate in hundreds of processes, including hormonal activity and cell regeneration.
The zinc is needed for the proper function of the immune system and it was found efficient in treating cold and viral throat inflammation. Likewise, this mineral is important for the proper function of the male sex system, sperm and sex hormone production, which is why this mineral is important in cases of fertility problems and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The zinc is essential for building proteins, it is involved with insulin functioning and carbohydrates utilization and as well as for treating injuries and burns, stress situations, hair loss and acne.
Nutritional sources of zinc are: legumes, whole grains, nuts and almonds, lean meat and eggs.
A lack of zinc might be expressed by the loss of appetite and damage to the sense of taste, delay of growth and development, hair loss, skin rash and mouth inflammations.