Zinc: Properties and benefits

Zinc is a very useful mineral salt for our body. It is involved in metabolic activity (including cellular) and is able to particularly promote the absorption of sugars in our body. It is involved in the formation of the organs of the unborn. It is therefore very useful in the organic formation phase that occurs in the female fetus. Its deficiency at this stage can cause serious structural problems for newborns. It has beneficial effects for the skin which helps to protect it from dangerous morbid degeneration (infections and inflammation). It is also very useful for keeping fur and hair in good condition. It has a proven powerful antioxidant action. It is therefore able to effectively counteract the harmful oxidizing action of free radicals. It is contained in crustaceans, in dried and oily fruit (pistachios, almonds, walnuts), legumes, cereals, vegetables as well as meat, milk and derivatives). A lack of zinc in the human body can cause states of fatigue, skin problems, lowered immune defenses, hair loss, etc. An excess of it can instead favor liver problems and states of general malaise associated with feelings of nausea, weakness, etc.