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What are the potential advantages of taking Zinc ?

There are many potential advantages to taking zinc, an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain the immune, reproductive, and digestive systems. It is needed for healthy skin, bones, hair, nails, and eyes, and is essential for making growth hormones and the important male hormone, testosterone. Zinc may speed your recovery from cold and flu, canker sores, sore throat, and skin injuries, and reduce symptoms of tinnitus, acne, and eye problems. Zinc may also help treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Zinc is more concentrated in certain parts of the body, such as the inner ear, eyes (especially the retina), and thymus and prostate glands. Taking zinc can help keep these organs healthy, especially in those over the age of 40. Consuming as little as 15 to 30 milligrams of zinc a day can help boost the body’s production of infection-fighting white blood cells, so that getting older doesn’t necessarily mean being more vulnerable to illness.












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