Zinc: an Essential Mineral

Zinc is found in almost every cell of the human body. It promotes a healthy immune system, healthy skin, supports wound healing and assists normal growth during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.

Zinc and the immune system:

The immune system is affected by even moderate degrees of zinc deficiency – and severe zinc deficiency actually depresses the immune function. Adequate amounts of zinc are required for the development and activation of T-lymphocytes, a white blood cell that helps fight infection. If running low on zinc, you may be more susceptible to colds, flus and other viruses.

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