A healthy immune system can’t function without Zinc
The body requires zinc to produce its white blood cells that circulate throughout the blood, on alert to fight against invading pathogen
7 Other Ways Your Body Needs the Right Amount of Zinc:
Cardiovascular Health: Higher levels of zinc are associated with optimal cardiovascular health. Researchers now believe zinc may play a key role in regulating how calcium moves in your heart cells and provides support for the normal functioning of your heart.
Lung and Respiratory Health: Studies show that adequate zinc promotes respiratory well-being, especially during seasonal challenges to your health.
Metabolic Health: Zinc is required for the activity of more than 300 enzymes that assist with metabolism, digestion and other processes. It supports a healthy metabolism, aids carbohydrate and protein metabolism, and the absorption of nutrients.
Brain Health: Zinc helps prevent the accumulation of defective proteins in your brain and plays a key role in helping proteins maintain their proper shape for healthy cognitive function.
Sensory Organ Health: A shortage of zinc often leads to a loss of both taste and appetite. With a deficiency, the cells in your taste and smell organs can actually die faster. Zinc works to help your eyes sense light and transmit nerve impulses to your brain. Lack of smell or taste is one of the classic signs of zinc deficiency.
Bone Health: Zinc plays a key role in your bone matrix and regulates the delicate balance between bone building and bone breakdown, especially important as you age. It also promotes bone mineralization through its role as a cofactor of alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme found in your bone cells.
Protein Synthesis and Wound Healing: Zinc supports healthy skin and the integrity of your mucosal membranes