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Zinc is an important mineral known as an "essential trace element" because of its importance in maintaining crucial bodily processes like proper growth during childhood and adolescence, blood clotting, and wound healing. Zinc is also needed for a healthy thyroid, healthy vision, and for maintaining a healthy immune system. Zinc is found in many meats and fish, dairy products like milk and eggs, legumes, nuts, and whole grains.

What Does Zinc Do?

Zinc plays an important part in prostate health; men with prostate concerns often lack zinc in their diets.  Zinc may also help promote healthy male fertility and sexual arousal.

Zinc may help maintain healthy cognitive function and supports a healthy immune system.  In addition to the benefits mentioned above, it is also important in relation to maintaining healthy bones, eyes, and healthy cholesterol and blood-sugar levels already within normal ranges.

Zinc Studies

Studies involving the effects of zinc on fertility have shown a correlation between zinc levels in sperm and male infertility, although do not verify a cause-and-effect relationship between the two. Other studies have found a relationship between zinc deficiency and irregular cycles and inability to conceive in female rabbits. Human case studies have reported that zinc supplementation had a positive effect on fertility in women.