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A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

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  • Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a vital role in your immune system and in protecting your DNA strands from breaking
  • Adequate zinc intake may reduce secondary complications from diabetes and protect the function of your sensory organs, specifically sight, taste and smell
  • A variety of foods are rich in zinc, so taking a supplement, which may cause an imbalance between zinc and copper stores in your body, may not be necessary to boost your zinc levels

By Dr. Mercola

Zinc is an essential trace mineral, probably most widely known for the integral role it plays in your immune system and the prevention and treatment of the common cold. Aside from iron, zinc is the most common mineral found in your body, necessary for the function of every one of your cells.


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