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What does Zinc do for the body

Zinc is a mineral. It is found in tissues of the Body. It is involved in the Cells division. It is one of the top three elements present in the Human Body. Zinc improves the Immune System. Body needs Zinc to make Protein and DNA. Zinc is a part of more than 70 Enzymes. It helps in Clotting, Healing wounds, DNA synthesis, Growth and Development of the Foetus, and Protein synthesis.

Normal level of Zinc in the Body
1.10 mcg/mL

Daily Requirement of Zinc in the Body
12,000 microgram ( mcg )

Functions of Zinc in the Body
Zinc helps in Cell reproduction, Growth and Repair of the Tissues. It regulates the Appetite. It helps in wound healing. Zinc helps in the usage of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats.

Benefits of Zinc in the Body
Preserves Sperm Fertility
Zinc is important for Healthy Hair
Maintains the levels of Serum Testosterone
Defends the Prostate Gland from Infections
Treats Menstrual problems
Zinc increases the restoration of the Skin cells
Fights Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Infections
Shampoos with zinc prevent Dandruff
Prevents congenital abnormalities
Prevents Pre term delivery
Prevents Birth Deformities
Prevents Diabetes
Zinc prevents Night Blindness and Cataracts

Effects of Zinc deficiency in the Body
Low Libido
Low Sperm count
Pancreatic Disorders
Compromised Immune System
Hair loss and Skin Lesions
Anorexia or Loss of Appetite
Action on gonads for both sexes
Impairment of cognitive and motor functions

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency in the Body
Spots on Nails
Loss of Sex drive
Sleep Disturbance
Rashes on the Skin
Loss of Taste and Smell
Hair loss and Skin lesions

Effects of Excess Zinc in the Body
Abdominal Pain
Continued consumption of Zinc may lead to Organ failure.

Herbs Containing Zinc

Most Effective


Angelica Laxiflora
Artemisia Keiskeana
Barleria Opaca
Barley Grass
Beet Greens
Brassica Napobrassica
Castanea Mollissima
Chanterelle Mushroom
Descurainia Sophia
Jungle Rice
Khorasan Wheat
Medicago Lupulina
Miracle Fruit
Mouse ear Chickweed
Oenanthe Javanica
Portulaca Pilosa
Sow Thistle
Water Morning Glory
Ziziphus Rugosa
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