Zinc in blood (is supported by InsideTracker)
Hair loss, reduced resistance, fatigue, white spots on the nails and skin problems, night blindness, growth retardation, irritability? These can be the consequences of zinc deficiency.
It can also cause poor appetite because zinc deficiency reduces taste and smell.
Zinc is a water-soluble mineral and is needed in the construction of and proteins. Zinc, in combination with proteins, ensures the growth and renewal of our tissue. and Zinc is an indispensable mineral when it comes to a properly functioning immune system and plays a role in building and breaking down carbohydrates.
Zinc is part of the hormone insulin and is also involved in the synthesis of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid) and testosterone (hormones). Furthermore, the mineral zinc is also involved in the function of and vitamin A and and is needed to keep our skin, hair and nails healthy.
What is zinc in?
Zinc is found in small amounts in many different foods. It is found in meat, and cheese, and cereal products, and nuts, and and seafood, and such as and shrimp, and and and mussels.
Calcium and and and phosphorus and promote the absorption of zinc in our bodies.
Dietary fiber has a hindering effect on the absorption of zinc.
Consequences of excess zinc:
Although an immediate excess of zinc is not common, it can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. A long-term excess of zinc can cause anemia (anemia). It will also reduce resistance.