Zinc is recommended in small amounts, but it is essential for the proper functioning of our body.
In our modern society, zinc deficiency is an increasingly common disease. If we don’t eat enough zinc-rich food, our bodies show very serious symptoms of a deficiency. The less zinc we have in our body, the weaker our immune system becomes.
Zinc is essential for the proper functioning of metabolic processes. It regulates the hormonal balance, thus influencing the proper functioning of the endocrine system. It plays an important role in maintaining good vision, sense of smell and taste. Key to maintaining metabolic and blood sugar balance. Zinc also contributes to heart health as a natural antihypertensive.
Zinc is a mineral that we need in small amounts (max 40 mg/day) on a daily basis.
Natural sources: wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, oily sardines, edamame cheese, calf’s liver, beef, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, lentils, egg yolks, mushrooms, cocoa, nuts, peas, chickpeas.
10 symptoms of zinc deficiency
– changes in taste and smell
– craving for salty or sweet foods
– frequent allergic reactions, especially food allergies
– poor concentration and memory
– hair loss, slow hair and nail growth
– dry, rough skin, rashes, acne
– loss of appetite, weight loss, developmental problems
– frequent colds and infections
– visual impairment
– frequent tinnitus
The symptoms of zinc deficiency can vary in women.
– immune system problems
– skin problems
– hair and nail problems
– menstrual problems
– sexual dysfunction
– fatigue and weakness
People often ask about the symptoms of zinc allergy, but unlike other metals, zinc and chromium, which are also commonly taken as dietary supplements, very rarely cause allergic reactions.