Zinc Mineral Products
Zinc is found in every cell of the body and has been used since ancient times, with Ayurvedic texts dating as far back as the 14th century recommending its application in various forms. Although only required in limited amounts, zinc supports important bodily processes like strengthening the immune system – your body needs zinc to make T-cells, a type of white blood cell that fights off foreign invaders in your bloodstream. With antioxidant properties, zinc helps to protect the cells in the body from damage by free radicals and supports the catalytic activity of various enzymes essential in DNA synthesis and cell division. In males, zinc assists in spermatogenesis (the production of mature spermatozoa) and is a critical mineral for robust testosterone levels, in females it aids in all the reproductive phases including the birth and lactation stages.
Zinc is an essential component of over 300 enzymes participating in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, proteins and other macronutrients and has a regulatory role in vitamin A transport mediated through protein synthesis. The intake of zinc has a positive influence on bone mass, it is an important co-factor in the stimulation of bone building osteoblasts (cells that synthesize bone), it accelerates the renewal of skin cells and is essential for healthy nails and shiny hair. Zinc is vital for vision with high concentrations found in the retina and may also protect from night blindness and prevent the development of cataracts. This super nutrient also plays a crucial role in memory formation and cognitive stability, ensuring a proper intake of zinc is an important step towards optimal brain function.