Zinc is one of the essential trace elements in the human body
Since the body cannot produce zinc itself, it is very important that we get zinc in our diet. A total of around 300 enzymes require the mineral zinc in order to work properly. Zinc is thus involved in numerous processes in the human body, including metabolic processes. Examples are the breakdown and production of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
A zinc deficiency often shows up in brittle hair and nails and dry skin. Zinc supports the metabolism , the immune system and helps with diabetes mellitus and allergies.