An element that is in the last places alphabetically in the list of minerals, but in the leading places necessary for our body – zinc.
The body of modern man living the so-called consumerist way of life very often suffers from a lack of various nutrients and zinc is one of them. In general, we ingest a very small amount of this mineral from our diet. This is largely due to the fact that our soil already contains a very small amount of zinc under long-term loading, and this principle does not even contain it from the crops grown on it. We also reduce the level of zinc in the body by the following facts:
- By taking medications mainly those that contain different types of hormones (cortisones, female hormones, thyroid hormones)
- By consuming food with added sugar (buns, biscuits, sweet drinks, desserts…)
- Insufficient thyroid function caused mainly by long-term stress
- Disorders of liver function , especially their ztucnovanim
- By consuming alcohol
- Bad diet composition
Zinc in the body cooperates with vitamin A, and also with copper . Therefore, if we want both minerals and also vitamin A to be in sufficient quantities in our body and well absorbed, then it is necessary to supplement them at the same time.
How zinc works in the body
- It supports the functioning of the entire immune system . In combination with natural vitamin C, it is a great helper in the fight against colds, viral diseases and various infections.
- It supports the proper development of the bone apparatus and its healing after injuries.
- It slows down the development of osteoporosis in the elderly
- It supports skin healing, especially for eczema, acne, psoriasis or even after injuries or burns
- Improves overall liver function, ideally in combination with natural vitamin A
- It increases mental abilities and supports stress management, especially in combination with copper, magnesium and vitamin B6
- It participates in the healing of varicose veins and also shin ulcers
- It helps in the treatment of hair loss or loss of hair quality
- It supports the development of the genitals, especially in children
- It is very important as an element to promote fertility in both men and women
- It is an essential mineral in the treatment of prostate problems
- It helps everyone who suffers from rheumatic diseases
- Supports treatment for cancerous conditions
Where do We Naturally Find Zinc?
Pumpkin seeds traditionally have the highest zinc content . But a seed is not like a seed. Again, it depends on what soil the pumpkin grows in, how it is grown. Natural zinc can also be found in bran and germ, in mushrooms, nuts and legumes. An interesting source is fish meat and beef liver. Zinc is also contained in eggs, asparagus and honey. Mineral waters are also a special source.
How much and what zinc do we need?
The recommended daily dose of zinc is 10 mg, but all people who work in the field of natural treatment know that this dose can vary significantly for different diseases.
In people with skin disorders, allergies, varicose veins, it is advisable to administer 60-100 mg daily. For the support of the functioning of the immune system 50-100 mg per day and for severe conditions up to 180 mg per day.
However, the form of zinc is always important. Zinc bisglycinate is a form that is very well absorbed and also does not cause digestive problems like other commonly used forms of zinc. When combined with Sea buckthorn extract, vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene is naturally added . Sea buckthorn is one of the most natural sources of beta-carotene and also other natural substances that, among other things, protect the lining of the stomach and the entire digestive system.