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Health Benefits of Zinc

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 09:10 AM

Zinc is an essential mineral that is required for various metabolic reactions occurring in the body. There are several health benefits of zinc and zinc supplements. Zinc is essential for healthy functioning of various enzymes in the human body. With regard to the health benefits of zinc, it should be noted that zinc helps promote cell growth, supports the immune system, and helps heal wounds.
Zinc is beneficial in the treatment of prostate gland disorder. Another beneficial use of zinc is in treating the common cold. Zinc boosts the immune system and shortens the duration of the common cold. Zinc plays an important role in wound healing and maintaining the health of skin. It acts as an astringent and helps in the treatment of acne and rashes. Zinc supplements are given to pregnant females and lactating women, as zinc aids in cell growth. Deficiency of zinc may lead to poor development of the fetus. Additional health benefits of zinc are that it facilitates diabetes control, has antioxidant properties, and helps vision improvement.

For more information about zinc, consult the following:

Taking Zinc Can Change Your Life
Nutrients for Healthy Skin
Signs of Zinc Deficiency
Best Sources of Zinc

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