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Zinc is more need for teenage
Module: Minerals Topic: Zinc, What does this sentence mean? Zinc absorption is reduced when Iron supplements are taken.
Module: Minerals, Topic: Zinc What do I need to eat in order to get Zinc into my body?
Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function protein synthesis wound healing DNA synthesis and cell division . Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell . A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system
Zinc is a metal. It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing. It is also used for boosting the immune system, treating the common cold and recurrent ear infections, and preventing lower respiratory infections. It is also used for malaria and other diseases caused by parasites. Some people use zinc for an eye disease called macular degeneration, for night blindness, and for cataracts. It is also used for asthma; diabetes; high blood pressure; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Other uses include treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), blunted sense of taste (hypogeusia), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), severe head injuries, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, Hansen’s disease, ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcers and promoting weight gain in people with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
Zinc rich foods include; red meat, chicken, and seafood are excellent sources of zinc non-meat sources of zinc include low-fat milk, yogurt, zinc fortified breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, cashews, almonds, and legumes such as chickpeas, kidney beans and baked beans. zinc is especially important for cells, in your immune system and reproductive system and it plays a role in the senses of taste, vision and smell. your body needs zinc for about 100 enzymes to function correctly.
Zinc is a moderately reactive metal.it does not occur free in nature but is found mainly as calamine.
Why is zinc not complex likes the other transition metal.
Don't we have zinc as trace elements in sea foods ? For people and countries that are war torn , natural disasters and epidemics , what will be the available source of Zinc
It is a co-factor that assist in enzyme function.
Health and Human Development - Zinc
Zinc is involved in a large number of enzyme systems in the body.
If there is a low zinc intake in the diet, an increase in the intake of
lean, red meat is suggested. Similar factors to iron influence the
absorption of zinc, resulting in 25-40% being available for use. Zinc
absorption is reduced when iron supplements are taken.
Found in red meat, nuts, seeds and wholegrain cereals.
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