Zinc is present in all the body’s tissues and is crucial to numerous body functions from immune support to protein synthesis. Zinc is not manufactured by the body and therefore must be obtained from our diet.
Unfortunately, most of the zinc found in food is lost in processing which often results in zinc deficiencies within the adult population.
Zinc supplements help increase energy production, speed up wound healing, help the body use the stress-busting B vitamins, regulate the male hormone testosterone, help the body break down alcohol, help maintain the body’s acid/alkaline balance, work to regulate the production of oil by the skin and zinc is essential for healthy taste buds.
Signs of zinc deficiency: White flecks on the fingernails, menstrual problems, acne, recurring infections, slow wound healing, stretch marks on the skin, loss of taste or smell.