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All about the importance and benefits of zinc

Zinc is in the top 10 most sold food supplements. This is not without reason. Because zinc is one of the most important substances for the body and as human beings we cannot produce it ourselves. We have to get this powerful trace element from our diet. This is becoming increasingly difficult, so it is not surprising that zinc is so popular. Why zinc is so important and why it can be useful to supplement is explained below.

Zinc, a piece of history

In 1989 a shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Tuscany. It was a Roman ship that had probably sunk around 140 BC.

Archaeologists made many discoveries, but one discovery was very special. In the ship, a cupboard was found in which undamaged tablets were found. After examination, it turned out that these were tablets containing, among other things, a zinc compound. As far as is known, these are the oldest medical tablets that have ever been analysed[source]. This shows that 2000 years ago, zinc was already known as one of the most important substances for our health, which was also described in the most famous Roman book by the scientist Pliny the Elder: Natural History.

Zinc, an essential trace element

It is extraordinary to see that zinc was considered so important even in those days and that active research into zinc compounds was carried out. The Romans were not far wrong, as zinc is currently considered one of the most important substances for our body. Zinc is an essential trace element that contributes to physical and mental well-being. In our bodies, zinc acts as a co-factor with more than 300 different enzymes, so that the functioning of a large number of the body's most elementary processes is stimulated by zinc.

he body cannot store zinc, so it is important to get enough of it every day. Fortunately, there are many foods that contain zinc (in small quantities). It is present in almost all animal products, but there are also vegetable products rich in zinc, such as: pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, sesame seeds, cashew nuts and chickpeas. In addition, zinc is also present in high concentration in a number of popular herbs such as garlic and He Shou Wu.

Reading this, it seems that zinc is abundant in our diet. And it is. If you have a good and complete diet, zinc deficiency does not occur very quickly. Yet more and more people appear to be getting too little zinc on a daily basis. It is estimated that half of the world's population runs the risk of not consuming enough zinc through their daily diet[source]. This is partly because our food has become increasingly less nutritious due to modern agricultural techniques. In addition, our food is often produced in an unnatural way. This means that (vegetable) products contain far fewer substances (such as zinc) than they did 50 or 100 years ago.

The benefits of zinc

Zinc is best known today for helping our immune system function properly. But that is only one of the many advantages of zinc. Zinc is present in every cell of our body, which gives it an important function in many processes in the body[source].

Zinc is not only present in every cell of our body, but it also fulfils an essential task there. Zinc plays a role in our continuous cell division process, contributes to DNA synthesis and ensures the protection of healthy body cells[source]. Therefore, it contributes on a daily basis to the development of our body. But it does not stop there. Zinc contributes to the health of our bones, hair, nails, eyes, skin and brain. But it also contributes to the correct level of testosterone in our blood and to regulating our acid-base metabolism. Zinc also contributes to the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Because of all this, it soon becomes clear that our body cannot function properly for a single day without zinc. So getting enough zinc every day is essential for us. Want to make sure you get enough zinc to enjoy all these health benefits? Then you can choose to take regular zinc supplements.

These are the forms of Zinc that we stand behind

Zinc Sulfate from Vimergy

The Zinc Sulfate from Vimergy contains only pure zinc, organic glycerin, purified water and a drop of organic apple juice for taste. It is completely free of alcohol, citric acid, synthetic additives and other harmful ingredients. Daily intake of zinc is incredibly easy with this liquid supplement. There is no need to fuss with hard-to-swallow capsules or tablets. Zinc Sulfate from Vimergy is in every way a supplement that makes your body happy.

Plant-Based Zinc from Global Healing

The all-natural Plant-Based Zinc from Global Healing is the most natural zinc supplement available. Unlike other zinc supplements, the zinc in this product is not of elemental, synthetic or animal origin. Plant-Based Zinc contains pure zinc produced from organic guava leaves. In addition, the product contains only glycerine, purified water and natural trace elements. Plant-Based Zinc is therefore suitable for anyone who wants to easily add more zinc to his or her diet.

Ionic Zinc from Good State

Ionic Zinc from Good State is a pure supplement of zinc sulphate and water only. This product is special because the zinc is added in an ionised form. This makes the absorption of this zinc supplement exceptional due to its higher availability to our bodies. Another advantage is the higher concentration of zinc compared to the two above: per dose this product contains 15mcg of zinc. Intake of sufficient zinc is therefore extra easy with this Ionic zinc.

Gabriela Anna

Holistic Health Coach

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