Zinc is a mineral responsible for activating about 300 functions and enzymes in our body; this makes it a fundamental element for the proper functioning of our body, although perhaps its importance is not yet fully understood.
It accumulates mainly in the cells of bones, muscles, skin, skin, carotid tissues and liver, but is also present in brain tissues and plasma. Absorption occurs in the small intestine. Since accessing these body reserves is not easy, it is very important that the diet includes foods that allow the body to take in zinc, in order to cover its needs.
The daily intake to be respected should be 10 mg for children, 15 mg for women and the elderly, 18 mg for men and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
However, it is estimated that about 80-90% of the population consumes quantities of zinc lower than their real needs.
It is also important to consider the fact that some foods can alter the absorption of zinc in the intestinal mucosa, in particular: whole grains (fiber has a positive effect on the human body and in particular on the digestive system, but only if taken in quantities of about 30g per day; ingesting excessive quantities can lead to the chelation of precious metals due to the coexistence of phytates), milk and derivatives, the abuse of alcohol or drugs and a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Zinc Gluconate is a Zinc-based supplement useful to support the body in all cases of deficiency of this mineral and in occasions of manifestation of disorders such as:
- Alopecia and scalp changes
- Excessive hair loss
- Dermatitis and alterations in the structure of the epidermis
- Slow healing of wounds
- Loss of appetite and altered taste
- Decreased immune response and increased susceptibility to infections
- Fragility of nails and hair
- Irregularities of the hormonal system and disorders of the reproductive system
- Appearance of acne in adolescents
Regarding the action of zinc on the reproductive system , in men it can help prevent infection and inflammation of the prostate. It is also critical for the production of testosterone and, without enough of this hormone, a man can experience a reduction in sperm count, a decrease in sex drive, and other hormonal related problems. It also plays a role in sperm mobility. In women , on the other hand, it acts on the production of hormones, counteracts amenorrhea, premenstrual and climacteric syndrome and increases sexual desire.
Helps keep skin , nails and hair healthy. The integrity of the skin necessarily depends on zinc, which must be present in sufficient quantity to guarantee protein synthesis and collagen production.
Zinc Gluconate also acts on the correct functioning of the thymus, promoting the maturation of T lymphocytes and thus stimulating the immune system . It therefore has a strong role also in the prevention and strengthening of the defenses.
Another factor not to be overlooked is its ability to stabilize blood glucose levels: this makes it a useful product for diabetics , as it is able to regulate the secretion of insulin and the activity of this hormone at the cellular level.
These subjects, in fact, are often deficient in micro-minerals such as zinc and this could be an additional factor in insulin resistance, typical of diabetic pathology. In cases like this in particular, the use of a supplement such as Zinc Gluconate can be very beneficial.