Zinc and Its Benefits

Zinc and Its Benefits

zinc benefits

Zinc (Zn) is a transition metal that belongs to group 12 of the periodic table. Zinc is of great use and as an "essential trace element" zinc has considerable biological importance for plants and animals. Zinc is the component that is responsible for many different functions in the human body and it supports stimulation activity of 100 different enzymes. It is very essential and if you only consume a little portion of zinc everyday it is enough to get lot of health benefits. Currently, the "Recommended Dietary Allowance" (RDA) for zinc in the U.S. is: 8 mg/day for women and 11 mg/day for men.

The benefits of zinc are numerous and it helps men and women in many ways. The dosage and effects of zinc for men and women are different.

Importance of Zinc in Women:

Due to the immense benefits of zinc women should take a daily dose of zinc to stay fit and be healthy. Zinc is required in small amounts but if it is not present it might cause serious problems.

Immune Booster

It helps to boost your immunity as it various benefits. If you don’t take zinc on a regular basis there are chances you immunity impairment, getting sick and delayed healing. If you don’t have foods rich in zinc you can check with your doctor for supplements.

Protein Synthesis

Zinc helps to maintain a good body with lean muscle mass. It plays a key role in maintain great health and physical appearance.

Healthy Babies

Zinc is the most important nutrient which is required during pregnancy this is the most important nutrient for proper development and growth of the fetus.

Stronger Bones

A major problem today is weak bones in women. By taking daily dose of zinc you can build strong bones lowering the risks of osteoporosis.

Importance of Zinc in Men:

As zinc is useful for women it is also very essential for men as well. The benefits of zinc are many for human beings.

Zinc and Cell Repair: As men have hard and tough bough bodies they require zinc to maintain good and strong body. As zinc is found mostly in the muscles it is essential to have a daily dose because of the amount of exertion during gym, office, and any other physical activity.

Zinc and Your Thyroid: Zinc is the one that makes the thyroid production. If the thyroid is not produced properly it may result in low testosterone levels.

Fire up Your Immune System

Zinc is helpful to increase the immune system in your body. It helps in increased production of white blood cells which helps to fight infections and is aggressive in defending.

Zinc is the mineral that is found to improve the capabilities of antioxidants of liver. It boosts a metal detoxifying compound known as metallothionein, or MT. By taking supplements of zinc you can prevent and guard against baldness. Men who don’t have a balanced diet should take a daily dose of zinc supplement for hair loss.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad