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  • Writer's pictureAlison Howlett


Zinc is an essential trace element with important functions, throughout our bodies. Zinc is important for protein synthesis, enzyme functions and plays a structural role in proteins and nucleic acids.

Zinc is a component of many high protein foods, such as:-

  • Meat

  • Fish

  • Vegetables

  • Grains

  • Dairy products

  • YES! - Dark Chocolate.

Zinc is present in many different tissues throughout our bodies, but it’s not stored in any particular place, therefore in anabolic states, where Zinc requirements exceeds intake, or where poor or lack of absorption occurs, Zinc deficiency can result.

Symptoms of Zinc deficiency may include:-

  • Hair loss

  • Dermatitis

  • Impaired immune function

  • Poor wound healing

Conditions commonly associated with Zinc deficiency, include:-

  • Pregnancy

  • Alcoholism

  • Burns

Zinc Blood testing, can also be tested along with other trace elements, such as Iron, copper, to identify deficiencies, where a person may benefit from supplementation.

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