This is article #10, in a series of articles about trace minerals and ‘why’ each one is needed in our daily diet. The information contained in this article concerns only one trace mineral, zinc, because it is the key in so many body reactions.

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Zinc is a very important trace element that is essential to many biological factors. Zinc is involved in over 100 different reactions in the body. Some of these reactions help our bodies construct and maintain DNA. Zinc is required for growth, repairing tissue, immune system function and for sexual development.

Zinc is considered one of the most important elements in the immune system. Zinc is a cofactor in over 90 enzymes and is required for the synthesis of insulin. Proper zinc metabolism is needed for wound healing and carbohydrate and protein metabolism.

Zinc is considered an antibacterial factor in the prostatic fluid and may contribute to the prevention of chronic bacterial prostatitis and urinary tract infections. The health benefits of zinc include proper functioning of the immune system, digestion, control of diabetes, improves stress level, energy metabolism, acne and wounds healing. Also, pregnancy, hair care, eczema, weight loss, night blindness, cold, eye care, appetite loss and many other factors are included as health benefits of zinc.

Zinc, being an important mineral plays a vital role for the protein synthesis and helps in regulation of the cells production in the immune system of the human body. Zinc is mostly found in the strong muscles of the body and especially in high concentrations in the white and red blood cells, eye retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones and pancreas. The semen and prostate gland in men constitutes a large amount of zinc.

In a human body, 300 or more enzymes require zinc for normal functioning. The researchers believe that 3,000 proteins out of 100,000 are involved in human body consisting of zinc.

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Author's Bio: 

Kelley Curl 7 is the author of the book, "My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder