Zinc is a trace element present in small quantities in the body, but which is involved in more than 200 functions in the body. Since most dietary sources of zinc are from animal sources, vegans should take care not to miss out on this essential trace element. Although zinc is also present in many foods, the consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, diuretics and stress deplete them reserves of zinc..
Important to know, zinc supplementation can cause copper deficiency. Be sure to choose a quality supplement that contains a small dose of copper..
Benefits of zinc:
- Important role in growth
- Antioxidant role
- Supports the health of the immune system, reduces the duration and symptoms of the common cold
- Supports skin health, promotes wound healing and is involved in many skin problems, such as psoriasis, leg ulcer and skin infections. In the case of acne, it would act on the one hand against the responsible bacteria but on the other hand, it would limit the inflammatory reaction.ire.
Symptom of a deficiency::
- Digestive disorders
- Skin dryness
- Acne problems with difficulty in healingn
- Brittle nails, stained white and split
- Hair loss
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