Zinc is an extremely important mineral, due to its antioxidant properties that will help to immunity strengthen. It is present in all organs, and most of it occurs in erythrocytes (red blood cells), bones , muscles, liver and prostate in males. Zinc is another trace element in the human body after iron.
Unlike some substances, the body can not store zinc, which means it is necessary to take zinc every day through food. The human body contains about 2-3 grams of zinc . The recommended daily dose for women is 8 mg per day. In pregnant women, this number increases to 11 mg , and in the case of nursing 12 mg . Zinc intake in pregnancy will positively affect the health of the baby’s brain.
What are the basic roles of zinc in the body?
– Zinc is an integral part of over 200 proteins, so it is involved in the processes of regulation of growth and development, as well as stimulation of fertility, and it also helps digestion.
-Zinc is a substance that alleviates the symptoms of colds.
-Zinc is thought to have an antioxidant effect that protects against premature aging of the skin and muscles, although studies show different efficacy.
-Zinc in larger quantities accelerates the healing of wounds after injury.
– Zinc-containing preparations protect the skin from sunburn flying and frost in winter.
-If it is applied in a thin layer on the skin at every baby’s roaring, it protects against the onset of rash.
– Important for smokers – zinc is an antagonist (“opponent”) of cadmium. Cadmium is known to be one of the causative agents of lung and prostate cancer, and is present in cigars.
– There is a significant role in bone formation, as well as vitamin A activation in relation to vision processes.
-Men are zinc important for the prevention of benign prostatic hypertrophy and raising fertility through increased production of semen fluid.
Zinc in food: meat (organs), fish, liver, eggs, oysters, milk, raw cereals, wheat germ, soybeans, beans, sunflower seed, spinach, peas, beans, mushrooms, grape juice, wine, beer yeast