Zinc: What is it good for?

Zinc: What is it good for?

What is Zinc?

Zinc is an essential trace element and helps make new enzymes and process carbohydrate, fat, and protein in food, with the highest concentrations found in muscles and bones. It is also found in the hair, eyes, nails, skin, liver, prostate and testes.

Zinc can be found in superior levels in the brain and particularly associated with the hippocampus area, which is linked to learning and memory.

The role of Zinc

Zinc plays an essential role in our bodies1. The mineral takes part in the production of at least 300 enzymes and plays a part in multiple body processes. Zinc contributes to the normal function of our immune system and plays a role in cell division.

How Much Zinc Do I need?

It is essential not to consume more than 25 mg of Zinc per day unless advised by a medical professional. The NHS recommended daily allowance for healthy adults is 9.5 mg a day for men and 7 mg a day for women. Consuming too much Zinc can reduce the amount of copper your body can absorb, which may lead to anaemia and weakening of the bones.

What supplements contain Zinc?

Zinc is an essential mineral that contributes to the normal function of the immune system. If you would like to increase Zinc in your diet, Seven Seas Perfect7 Woman Plus and Seven Seas Perfect7 Man Plus contain 15 mg of Zinc or 150% NRV.

Natural Sources of Zinc

Good dietary sources of Zinc include:

  • meat,

  • shellfish,

  • dairy foods (such as cheese)

  • bread

  • cereal products (such as wheat germ).

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