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Zinc, an Essential Element

6 Jan , 2017  

Paracelsus is a famous alchemist who named zinc after a German word “zinke” when it was not still considered or named as an element. Back then, it was used to make brass and for medicinal purposes. A German chemist, named Andreas Sigisismund Margaff is credited on finding out pure metallic zinc and was the first to recognize it as a new metal.

Zinc (Zn) it is a type of metal that helps stimulate the action of 100 enzymes. Most of the time, zinc is used to stir with other metals, such as iron, to prevent rusting.

It is called an “essential trace element” because only a tiny amount of zinc is needed in the human body. The element is found in a number of different foods, which can be used as a dietary supplement.

If you easily get sick, always feel tired, finds it difficult to concentrate, suffer from slow development and suffer from slow wound healing, then you might need Zinc in your diet.

Possible health benefits of zinc:

  • It increases immunity and fight colds. The natural over-the-counter remedy for fighting colds and illnesses. If you have taken this in five to six months, it can reduce your risk of becoming ill and can speed up the healing process if you are already sick.
  • Balances hormones. Zinc benefits hormonal health and fertility because it plays an important role in hormone production, such as increasing testosterone. It affects female sex hormones and is involved in the production and release of eggs within and from the ovaries.
  • It is needed to stabilize the hormones, like insulin; the main hormone involved in the regulation of the blood sugar, which makes it a natural cure for diabetes. Zinc benefits blood sugar levels because it attaches to the insulin stored in the pancreas and release glucose that enters the blood stream.
  • Improve cardiovascular health. Zinc is essential to keep the health of cardiovascular cells and the endothelium. Thisis a type of epithelium that lines the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.

Zinc deficiency exists in all living things. In us humans, Zinc deficiency results from reduced dietary intake, poor absorption and increased loss or use.

Zinc deficiency symptoms may include weak immunity, diabetes, having the need to take large amount of iron supplements, chronic live and kidney disease, thinning hair and having acne and rashes.

It is noted that severe cases of Zinc deficiency can lead to unhealthy weight loss, alopecia, dermatitis, paronychia, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, hypogonadism and hypospermia, impaired taste and smell and impaired wound healing.

Zinc is an important mineral needed by the body for preserving sense of smell, building proteins, provoke enzymes, a healthy immune system and making DNA.

Animal foods are much better sources than plant food if you have zinc deficiency. Fortified food and dietary supplements can be other sources, but in general, seafood like cooked oysters, beef, lamb, chicken, spinach, mushroom, pumpkin, nuts, cocoa are great sources of Zinc.

 

 


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