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Zinc is a vital mineral that contributes many ‘positives’ to your health – however zinc deficiency is becoming increasingly common especially amongst pregnant women and the elderly. Without adequate zinc intake, health can suffer in many ways.

Zinc provides overall cellular health. Without good cell health, a wide range of issues will result.

In a healthy diet, you should be getting the right combination of nutrients for overall growth, development, healing and performance. Sometimes there can be a deficiency which is brought about by reasons out of a person’s control (supplementation than being the next option), however, if you can absorb the nutrients adequately from a healthy diet, its all about knowing what are those vital nutrients needed and how much?

Possible signs which may mean you need more Zinc? 

  • Persistently poor immune system
  • Oral health issues; e.g. bleeding gums
  • Weak nails and hair
  • Poor skin

Health benefits of getting enough Zinc

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Fight inflammation
  • Assists in fertility health
  • Helps with growth and development
  • Helps with the bodies healing process
  • Skin health and ageing
  • Keeps your metabolism healthy
  • Improve your taste/smell
  • Improve blood clotting
  • Balance thyroid function
  • Hormone balance

Zinc is necessary for wound healing, neurological function, reproduction, immune system, growth and development.

What should your daily Zinc intake be? 

  • 8 mg/women
  • 11 mg/men
  • 3-5 mg/children
  • 25 mg/pregnant women

Key nutritional sources of Zinc

  • Poultry
  • Meats
  • Seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Nuts

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