Zinc – find out what this important mineral can do for your health
Zinc 101: What zinc does for your body
Immune and antioxidant support:
Zinc provides support for the body’s antioxidant activity and immune system. These two facts alone are enough to make a big impact on the body. Zinc supports the healthy function and activity of the immune system, as well as providing antioxidant benefits to help reduce free radicals formed in the body.
Hair, skin and nails:
Ever wanted stronger hair or nails? Zinc may be of benefit. It’s hailed for its support of healthy nail thickness and stronger hair. Zinc is also involved in supporting skin health and wound healing.
Healthy eyesight and brain function:
Speaking of seeing the effects of zinc, it is actually one of the important minerals for maintaining retinal health and providing support for healthy eyesight. Further back behind the eyes, zinc can also aid brain and cognitive function.
Healthy carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar support:Zinc is a key mineral when it comes to healthy metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc also aids the body in maintaining healthy blood sugar.
His and hers healthy reproductive system:
Zinc works in a number of ways when it comes to supporting healthy reproductive systems. It’s required for healthy prostate function and sperm maturation, as well as helping to support healthy reproductive hormones in men and women.
During pregnancy, zinc is required for healthy foetal development and in childhood it’s needed for healthy growth and development.
What type of zinc should you take?
The form of zinc you take can make a big difference to how well your body absorbs and utilises the mineral. Zinc glycinate is a highly bioavailable form of zinc with enhanced absorption compared to some other types of zinc, such as zinc sulfate.1
How does zinc work with vitamins C and B6?
Zinc Advanced includes vitamin B6 and C, which together with zinc help to maintain healthy immune function. Vitamin C is important for collagen formation and wound healing, and alongside zinc and vitamin B6, is essential to skin health.
Vitamin B6 also provides support for energy and neurotransmitter production, which are the chemicals in your brain which transmit messages between nerve cells.
Fusion Zinc Advanced is a high-strength zinc supplement, providing 50mg elemental zinc from zinc glycinate per tablet, plus 1000mg vitamin C and 50mg B6. All three nutrients are important for normal, healthy functioning of the immune system, while zinc and vitamin C provide antioxidant benefits to reduce free radicals formed in the body.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.
- Albion Research Notes 2004;13:1