Zinc

zinc

The human body contains approximately 2-3g of Zinc, present mainly in skeletal muscles and bones (>80%) and absorption of this essential trace mineral takes place in the small intestine. The main dietary sources of Zinc can be found in: Beef, pork, shellfish, peanuts and legumes.

Function – Zinc contributes to:
  • the normal function of the immune system 
  • the maintenance of normal hair, skin and nailsNormal fertility and reproduction 
  • the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood 
  • the maintenance of normal vision 
  • normal metabolism of vitamin A 
  • normal acid-base metabolism and normal carbohydrate metabolism/ protein synthesis 
  • normal cognitive function 
  • normal metabolism of fatty acids 
  • the maintenance of normal bones