ZINC 30 Plus
The mineral zinc plays a crucial role in a great many bodily processes, including those involved with the immune system, tissue regeneration, the digestive system, your sense of taste and smell, reproductive systems, and in controlling levels of blood sugar. Up to three thousand of the tens of thousands of different proteins that make up our bodies require zinc in order to exist. It is a cornerstone of the process of protein synthesis, and can be found primarily in muscle tissue where the majority of newly synthesized protein is needed, as well as in the blood, eyes, bones, skin, and right throughout your body.
Zinc is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are needed to combat the effects of oxidants, also known as free radicals, which are a by-product of the process which releases energy from carbohydrate, protein and fats in the body. Free radicals, left unchecked, bind to and destroy healthy tissue cells, which can lead to a myriad of health problems, including the development of cancerous tumors.
Many enzymes have zinc as a component, and some of these enzymes are responsible for critical processes such as DNA synthesis and hormone regulation. Some of these processes contribute to proper function of the immune system, so adequate levels of zinc are important for protection from infectious diseases.
As is the case with many vitamins and minerals, zinc works in synergy with other elements in the body, sometimes supporting and being supported by other vitamins and minerals. For example, zinc is a component in the metabolizing of vitamin A and collagen, therefore zinc deficiency can lead to vitamin A deficiency.
The prostate gland in males uses more zinc than any other gland, therefore, zinc is necessary for good prostate health.
Good foods containing zinc are red meats (lamb and liver have the highest amounts), and with sufficient zinc in the soil where they are grown, whole grains, seeds, beans, nuts and black currants.