Origins of Zinc
Zinc ores were used to make brass many centuries before the substance was recognised as a distinct element, let alone a dietary component. Although Zinc was used in the Copper production process as early as 1400 BC, a Zinc industry was only set up in Europe in the 1740s by William Champion.
Zinc is essential for all living things as it forms the active site of over 20 enzymes which rely on Zinc. The average human body retains 2.5g of Zinc which is acquired through dietary sources. Foods rich in Zinc include herring, beef, lamb, sunflower seeds and cheese. Shellfish, other dairy foods, bread and cereal products are also good sources of Zinc.
Benefits of Zinc
Zinc is known for several important functions which make it an essential part of our diet. Firstly, Zinc contributes to macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein and fat) metabolism. In addition, Zinc contributes to acid-base metabolism and the normal metabolism of fatty acids. Secondly, the element contributes to DNA synthesis, assisting in the process of cell division, protein synthesis and fertility and reproduction. As an antioxidant, Zinc protects cells from oxidative stress which promotes the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Lastly, Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nails, skin and vision.
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