Zinc, Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral, necessary for all cells in the body. Zinc is concentrated in muscles, bones, skin, kidneys, liver, pancreas, eyes and prostate. It plays an essential role in hundreds of bodily processes. From cell growth to sexual maturation and immunity, even to the senses of taste and smell.

  • Origin: Animal Product, Plant Based, Synthetic
  • Source: Meat, Eggs, Legume, Oysters
  • Type: Mineral
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Outcomes: Bone and Joint Health, Cognitive Function and Brain Health, Energy and Mood, Immunity, Men’s Health, Specific Conditions, Bone Density, Cognitive Enhancer, Depression, Preventive Immunity, Testosterone, Eye Health, Fertility

What are Zinc benefits?

Zinc is one of the essential minerals for the development and maintenance of the body. Since the human body does not produce zinc naturally, it is acquired through food or supplements. Involved in various enzymes, zinc plays an important role in antioxidant enzymes, brain function, and the immune system, as well as other biological parts. It is also worth noting that Zinc is commonly ingested to reduce the frequency of disease and to maintain optimal testosterone levels. Furthermore, according to studies, it has been revealed that the consumption of Zinc brings several benefits, such as: improved immune function, stabilization of blood sugar levels, help in maintaining healthy skin, eyes, and heart, improvement of depression and acne, among others.

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Bone and Joint Health Zinc and Bone and Joint Health

Bone and joint health are deeply affected by vitamins, hormones and minerals, such as calcium, vitamin D and thyroid hormones. Supplements that affect bone and joint health help their structure and strength, in addition to contributing to the healthy balance of involved nutraceuticals.
  • Bone Density

    Bone density or bone mineral density (BMD) is the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue. The measurement of bone mineral density is used in medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and risk of fractures.

Cognitive Function and Brain Health Zinc and Cognitive Function and Brain Health

Cognitive functions are brain skills divided into: memory, perception, language, executive functions, attention and praxis (ability to perform complex movements). These functions depend on healthy synapses and neurons, which require good overall brain functioning. Supplements can affect cognitive performance directly or indirectly. Direct effects can alter or participate in neurotransmissions and influence the brain's energy metabolism. The indirect effects include hormonal changes that affect the brain, and improvements in cognitive disorders such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • Cognitive Enhancer

    Cognition encompasses many factors, such as thinking, language, perception, and memory. When talking about cognitive improvement, we define age-related decline in cognitive health as something common, however, knowing which habits negatively influence it and how to prevent any loss in these areas is important. In addition to age, factors such as injury, family history, or bad habits can influence the decline to some degree of the sectors involved. Several studies associate nutrition with the improvement of brain and cognitive function; the ingestion of nutraceuticals for this purpose optimizes this process and guarantees results with scientific proof.

Energy and Mood Zinc and Energy and Mood

Energy and mood are associated with several external and internal factors. Hormone release, brain chemical balance, nutrient metabolism, and several other elements alter the way the body and mind respond to daily activities. The compounds that benefit energy and mood are the ones that help in the balance of all these factors.
  • Depression

    Depression is a chronic and recurrent psychiatric condition that produces mood changes characterized by deep sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

Immunity Zinc and Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Preventive Immunity

    White blood cells - or leukocytes - are the body's defense cells that destroy foreign agents, for example, bacteria, viruses and toxic substances that attack our body and cause infections or other diseases. There are also enzymes that refer to the antioxidant defense system that plays the role of inhibiting and/or reducing the damage caused by the harmful action of free radicals or non-radical reactive species.

Men's Health Zinc and Men's Health

A man's health is the result of various habits throughout his life, such as diet, exercise, vaccinations, routine exams, and family history. Male health has biological differences from female health, such as: hormone levels, sexual life and libido, and the cognitive system. Keeping your body healthy requires discipline and attention to monitoring, because these differences require specific care and solutions for a balanced body. Nutraceuticals can help all areas of man's health to function in harmony, from the extraction of vitamins, minerals, and other substances from nature's plants, fruits, and herbs, they boost the good performance of every part of the body.

  • Testosterone

    Testosterone is the main male sex hormone. It is responsible for regulating fertility, muscle mass, fat distribution and the production of red blood cells. Women's ovaries also produce testosterone, although in much smaller quantities.

Specific Conditions Zinc and Specific Conditions

Specific body conditions categorize precise areas of our body, such as: Respiratory allergies; Liver; Eye health; Blood pressure; Cholesterol and triglycerides; and Blood glucose control. These areas require specific attention because they are delicate functions related to other parts of the body. Respiratory allergies, for example, are linked to the immune system, and to present an effective nutraceutical, we keep our scientific base up to date.
  • Eye Health

    The eyes are very important organs for the quality of life in general. They are extremely sensitive, thus they deserve preventive care because when they are harmed, they are not easily treated. The compounds used for eye health are mainly specific antioxidants and fatty acids.

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  • Fertility

    Fertility is the term used to categorize the ability to reproduce easily. There are many problems between men and women regarding fertility, but there are several ways to improve this process. Some compounds can help with it by regulating hormones, for example.

Table of negative interactions

Abatacept, Adalimumab, Alefacept, Alendronate, Altegravir, Anakinra, Azathioprine, Baloxavir, Baricitinib, Basiliximab, Belatacept, Belimumab, Betamethasone, Brodalumab, Budesonide, Canakinumab, Certolizumab, Cinoxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Cortisone, Cyclosporine, Daclizumab, Deferiprone, Deflazacort, Delafloxacin, Demeclocycline, Dexamethasone, Dolutegravir, Dupilumab, Durvalumab, Efalizumab, Eltrombopag, Elvitegravir, Enoxacin, Etanercept, Etidronate, Everolimus, Gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin, Golimumab, Grepafloxacin, Guselkumab, Hydrocortisone, Ibandronate, Inebilizumab, Infliximab, Ixekizumab, Leflunomide, Levofloxacin, Lomefloxacin, Marboxil, Melphalan, Methylprednisolone, Minocycline, Mogamulizumab, Moxifloxacin, Muromonab-Cd3, Natalizumab, Naxitamab, Norfloxacin, Ocrelizumab, Ofloxacin, Omadacycline, Omalizumab, Oxytetracycline, Patiromer, Penicillamine, Prednisolone, Prednisone, Rilonacept, Risankizumab, Risedronate, Rituximab, Sarecycline, Sarilumab, Satralizumab, Secukinumab, Siltuximab, Sirolimus, Sparfloxacin, Tacrolimus, Temsirolimus, Teriflunomide, Tetracycline, Tildrakizumab, Tiludronate, Tocilizumab, Tofacitinib, Triamcinolone, Trientine, Trovafloxacin, Upadacitinib, Ustekinumab, Vedolizumab, Voclosporin
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