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The Benefits Of Zinc And The Skin?

Taking Zinc on a regular basis is an essential mineral our bodies need to strengthen immune function, shorten the life of a cold, speed up the metabolism, and DNA synthesis. Zinc has many proven benefits for our skin to!..


Zinc is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, wound healing effects, and assists in regulation of sebum, which is the natural oil that is released from the skin. Zinc is especially beneficial for inflammatory acne and related scarring. It helps heal and rejuvenate skin. The mineral lessens the formation of damaging free radicals that is caused when the skin when exposed to UV light, pollution and protects the skin's lipids and collagen, your skin's support structure. Zinc plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair. It also helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working properly. Hair loss is a common symptom of zinc deficiency. Studies show zinc supplements reduce hair loss caused by zinc deficiency. Those with zinc deficiencies may also feel sluggish and tired, and have difficulty controlling your weight, despite controlling your diet. From a skin that is prone to breakouts or a skin that is showing the signs of aging. Incorporating zinc as a daily ritual along with your prescribed home care will certainly promote optimum skin skin health.


Our bodys deplete zinc very quickly so it is a mineral that needs to be regularly consumed. Supplementing zinc daily may improve immunity, blood sugar levels, and eye, heart, and skin health. An easy way to consume zinc is through certain foods. There are quite a number of vegetables that are very good sources of zinc. Especially good sources of zinc include spinach, shiitake mushrooms, button, or crimini mushrooms, and asparagus. Good sources for zinc are beet greens, summer squash, broccoli, green peas, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, sea greens, tomatoes and bok choy. Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc. Other good food sources include certain types of seafood such as crab and lobster. There are also a number of nuts, herbs and seeds that provide zinc including sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and parsley.


An easy recipe that includes zinc

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 apples

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 slice fresh ginger

  • For a wonderful smoothie add 1 to 2 cups of cashew or soy milk.

  • For extra zinc add sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Blend well, and enjoy!

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