Zinc protects cells from oxidative damage and maintains healthy hair, nails and skin.
Zinc is an important nutrient in healing mechanisms, healthy growth and development, muscle repair, DNA synthesis, immune function, cell replication, fertility, reproduction, sexual function and protection from free radical damage.
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails. It is needed by more than 100 enzymes and is thought to be involved in more body functions than any other mineral.
As a water-soluble mineral, zinc is easily depleted from soils by rain and from food by cooking. Refining grains also removes zinc content from cereals and so a vegetarian diet is likely to be deficient as zinc is most successfully absorbed from animal foods where it is bound with proteins. Stress, excess sweat, alcohol, weight loss, injury and surgery all deplete our levels of zinc.
Zinc is critical in chemical detoxification and our ability to handle environmental chemicals and toxins. It helps the liver detoxify alcohols. Zinc is also thought to help the body utilise and maintain levels of vitamin A. Through this action, zinc helps maintain healthy skin cells and generate new skin after injury or surgery. By helping collagen formation, zinc aids in healing wounds and, by regulating the skin's oil glands, may help improve acne. Zinc also plays a key role in maintaining vision and is present in high concentrations in the eye. It has been shown to be beneficial to vision-related diseases, such as macular degeneration, night blindness and cataracts.
Zinc improves immune resilience by regulating the function of white blood cells. It is involved in the production of T lymphocytes, important agents in cell-mediated immunity, which provokes the death (apoptosis) of virus-infected or cancer cells. Zinc can help curtail the progression of viral flu and cold symptoms, as well as the herpes virus; it also lessens allergies and environmental sensitivities.Buy Lumity