Zinc

What is Zinc?

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is plays a vital role in keeping the body healthy. Because zinc is an essential mineral, it must be got through the diet. Zinc is found in every cell and next to iron it is the most common mineral in the body. This trace mineral is naturally found in a number of foods including seafood, meats, wheat germ and spinach. The bioavailability of zinc is much lower in plant foods and so the best form in zinc is from animal sources. Zinc is also fortified in many foods including cereals. Zinc has a number of roles in the body including aiding the immune system, supporting growth, cell division and would healing. Zinc is also a very common ingredient in many cold remedies. The body has no way of storing zinc, meaning it must be consumed daily. A deficiency in zinc can cause a number of symptoms including loss of appetite, impaired immune function, poor growth, weight loss and skin problems. It can be very difficult to ensure your body is receiving the correct nutrients in the correct amount. Particularly with nutrients that cannot be stored in the body. Supplementation is an easy way to help your body receive the nutrients it needs.

Buying Copper Supplements

At Evergreen Healthfoods we stock a wide range of supplements in many forms including tablets, capsules, powders and liquids. We also stock many zinc supplements available in different forms and strengths so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. Take a look at our extensive range of minerals for more information.
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