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ZINC


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Strengthens brain function, teeth, bones and skin
  • Produces hormones
  • Helps to detox the system from drugs and alcohol
  • Maker of genetic material
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Maintains steady growth in humans


IN THE BODY
The body absorbs 20 - 40 percent of all dietary zinc.


WITHDRAWALS
The lack of Zinc in the body can cause problems with the immune system, cardiovascular disease, problems with the skin, osteoporosis, abnormalities with the fetus and defections in the reproductive organs.


NATURAL FORMS
Natural forms of Zinc can be found in meat, seafood and whole grains.


DAILY DOSE
  • Women 12 mg
  • Men 15 mg
  • During pregnancy 15 mg
  • During lactation 19 mg


OVER DOSAGE
Too much Zinc can result in loose stool, problems with the immune system, heart disease and severe vomiting.


AGENTS
Zinc helps the body make proper use of Vitamin A, and teams up with Copper in doing so.


SUPPLEMENTS
If you are a diabetic, your doctor might give you Zinc supplements to help you maintain a proper balance in the body. Skin problems, cold, arthritis, digestive disorders and those with problems healing wounds quickly would all benefit from taking Zinc supplements.


WARNINGS
If you take too much, it could hinder your body’s ability to absorb Copper.



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