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Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral, second only to iron as the most plentiful trace element in the body. It aids in the absorption of B vitamins, is a constituent of at least 25 enzyme systems, and is a component of insulin and of superoxide dismutase.

Further, zinc is essential for growth and development of the sexual organs and prostate function. It is required for protein synthesis and collagen formation, promotes a healthy immune system, and healing of wounds. It is important for the formation of bones and plays a role in carbohydrate and phosphorus metabolism. Zinc also allows acuity of taste and smell.

Further benefits of zinc include

  • Increased Dopamine production which increases alertness, focus, motivation & drive

  • Required for neurotransmitter synthesis

  • Improves cerebral blood flow & supports blood-brain barrier

  • Provides energy in the mitochondria in your brain cells

  • Increased brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which improves Mood & Cognition

Zinc deficiency can cause slow growth in infants and children, and delay sexual development in adolescents and impotence in men. Further evidence of a zinc deficiency include hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin sores and loss of appetite. reduced ability to taste food, poor memory, reduced alertness and focus levels are all indications of possible zinc deficiency.

As a supplement in conjunction with nutrient rich food I recommend Nutridyn Zinc Pro or Zinc Picolinate


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