~ Zinc - Hidden Benefits Revealed in New Research
Zinc, an essential mineral found in every cell in the body, stimulates the activity of over 100 enzymes in the body. Some of its many known functions are as follows:
- Detoxifies lead, mercury and cadmium
- Maintains a healthy immune system
- Accelerates wound healing
- Reduces colds
- Maintains sense of taste and smell
- Maintains sight
- Synthesizes DNA
- Supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence,
- Helps sperm develop
- Promotes ovulation and fertilization
- Protects against prostate problems
- Helps protect against cancer
- Helps decrease cholesterol deposits
- Good for hair and skin health
- Helps preserve mental faculties in the elderly
New Developments in zinc research have yielded some amazing findings. The latest research shows that zinc can also protect us against esophageal cancer. Individuals, who suffer from GERD, in particular, have a higher incidence of developing esophageal cancer and should take at least 15 mg of zinc daily.
Another recent discovery involves the development of children. Zinc has been found to impact the secretion of growth hormone in children if administered early in the first 3 years.
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