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Potential Benefits: Zinc is very helpful in skin treatment. It is very useful in treating acne and pimples. Zinc also helps in assisting the body to normalize the amount of oils on the skin. It not only helps in removing the acne and pimples but also keeps the skin supple and smooth.

Taking foods rich in zinc will help you keep your skin healthy. Eczema is mainly caused because of the deficiency of zinc in the body. Zinc promotes the synthesis of collagen, which is a necessary element of proper wound healing.

Zinc helps in decreasing the severity of cold. Zinc is also helpful in case of night blindness. Zinc also acts as antioxidants and helps in regulating biological

Description: Zinc is a metallic chemical element found in reasonable abundance around the world. It is classified in the transition metals, along with Nickel and Mercury, among others. The metal is used in a variety of alloys and compounds which have a range of uses, from sunscreen to fine art.

Living organisms also rely on zinc as a valuable nutritional trace element; many foods are excellent sources.

Zinc is also important in reducing or preventing depression and foods containing zinc should readily be consumed during the winter months were serotonin levels are reduced


Potential Side Effects: Zinc interferes with Iron and Copper absorption, so high levels of Zinc can cause low levels of Copper and Iron and lead to anaemia.

Potential Interaction: Although Zinc is widely found in food, only about 20% of it is absorbed by the body because the gastrointestinal tract does not absorb all of the available Zinc.

Add this to the fact that cooking decreases the quantity of zinc in food, that alcohol destroys this precious mineral, and refined carbohydrates, (white bread, pasta and rice) do not contain any Zinc whatsoever, it becomes apparent why we need to become aware of Zinc-rich foods and add more to our diets.

General Usage: May be taken daily.

Food Sources: Almonds, Artichoke, Avocado, Bananas, Blackberries, Brazil Nuts, Brewers Yeast, Cashews, Cauliflower, Cheese, Chicken, Chickpeas, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggs, Flax/Linseeds, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Milk, Mussels, Olives, Onions, Oysters, Peaches, Peanuts, Peas, Pork, Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds, Red Meat, Seafood, Strawberries, Sunflower Seeds, Tomatoes, Turkey, Walnuts, Wheat Germ and Bran, Yogurt.