Properties and Effects of Zinc
- The normal functioning of the immune system
- Normal fertility and reproduction
- Maintaining the healthy hair, nails and skin
Zinc is a mineral whose presence in our body is necessary for normal functioning of more than 300 enzymes. It has an important role in DNA synthesis, in cell division process and in the cell metabolism. It is necessary for protein synthesis, and proper growth and development. Zinc is required for the conversion of T4 hormone (thyroxine) to T3 (triiodothyronine) and is important for normal thyroid function. This mineral is a powerful antioxidant and stimulator of the immune system. Increasing the defense capability of the body, it helps in preventing the infections. Zinc stimulates the processes of regeneration of bones and on skin and mucous membrane, it prevents the development of bacteria. It, also, has the ability for drying and tightening of the skin and mucous membrane, thus contributing to reduce the itching and pain.
Zinc intake is particularly important for the hormones that regulate the growth and the male hormone testosterone. The lack of zinc in men lowers testosterone and sperm count. Testosterone levels affect sexual activity, the muscle mass, bone growth, and so on. So men need to pay more attention to zinc and foods rich in zinc.
Zinc deficiency can lead to a variety of skin changes (acne, eczema, psoriasis, rough and dry skin), hair loss, growth failure, nervous tensions, slowing of cognitive abilities, loss of appetite and weight, slowing down in bones growth, disbalance of the menstrual cycle in women and reduced sperm production in men and it also can lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Decline in immunity due to lack of this mineral, can be a cause of common colds.
Zinc is a part of various vegetable and animal products, but it is present in small quantities. Because of this, it is necessary to take more food rich in this mineral or it must be received through supplements. The largest amount of zinc can be found in: seafood, dairy products, legumes, nuts, pumpkin seeds, beef and others.
Persons with increased demand for Zinc intake, are: pregnant woman, nursing mothers, athletes, vegetarians and all persons with diet reach in fibers (it prevents the absorption of Zinc in the organism), persons above 50 years of age, alcohol consumers etc.
Benefits of Synergy Zink 15mg:
- Organic form of Zinc
- Without yeast and gluten
- A pill, completely breaks down in an hour