ZINC -the rapid healer

ZINC -the rapid healer

Zinc - for rapid healing

Zinc – for rapid healing


Second to iron there are large quantities of the essential trace mineral zinc, in the body.

Present in every tissue, the highest concentrations of zinc are in the eyes, male reproductive organs, liver, muscle and bone.


Essential for the normal functioning of vitamins, especially B- complex.

A constituent of at least 25 enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism, including carbonic anhydrase, necessary for tissue respiration.

Also part of the enzyme needed to break down alcohol

Essential for general growth and the proper development of reproductive organs, and the normal functioning of the prostate gland

Important in healing burns and wounds

Required for the synthesis of RNA and possibly DNA

A component of insulin, for blood sugar levels

Medicinal and therapeutic Uses

Helps eliminate cholesterol deposits – and has been successfully used in the treatment of atherosclerosis

Contributes to the rapid healing of both internal and external wounds

Beneficial in the treatment of infertility and prostate problems

May benefit sufferers of Hodgkin’s disease and leukaemia

Used in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver, alcoholism and drug withdrawal

Beneficial to diabetics because it regulates insulin in the blood

Menstrual cycle regulator

May help with chronic fatigue and depression

Good for memory

Calming effect on the body

Good for inflamed sinuses

Good for any inflammation

Good for acne

good for post natal blues

Deficiency Effects

White spots on finger nails

Stretch marks on skin

Brittle nails and hair

Blood sugar problems


Loss of libido

Prostate problems

Slow wound healing

Increased fatigue, decreased awareness and susceptibility to infection

Knee and hip joint pain

Loss of normal taste sensitivity

Poor appetite

In pregnancy zinc shortages can lead to birth defects such as dwarfism and mongolism

Chronic depletion can predispose body cells to cancer

Toxicity Effects

Nausea and vomiting

High intake of zinc interferes with copper utilisation causing incomplete iron metabolism

Excessive intake of zinc can lead to a loss of iron and copper from the liver

RDA 10mg for children up to 10 years, 15mg adults, 20mg pregnant women


Pregnancy and lactation

Contraceptive pill

Alcohol and coffee

Good Food Sources

Whole grains, brewer’s yeast, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, eggs, seafood, poultry, nuts, mushrooms and spirulina, cider vinegar (organic), skullcap, sage, chickweed, Echinacea, nettles, dulse, milk thistle, sarsaparilla

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