If you googled, “What is Zinc?” it will come result as such;

zinc /zɪŋk/

noun

noun: zinc; symbol: Zn

  1. 1. the chemical element of atomic number 30, a silvery-white metal which is a constituent of brass and is used for coating (galvanizing) iron and steel to protect against corrosion.
  • galvanized iron or steel, especially as the material of domestic utensils or corrugated roofs.

“a zinc roof”

verb

verb: zinc; 3rd person present: zincs; past tense: zinced; past participle: zinced; gerund or present participle: zincing

  1. 1. coat (iron) with zinc or a zinc compound to prevent rust.

“the street lamps are adorned with tiny zinced crowns”

Origin

mid 17th century: from German Zink, of unknown origin.

It does not tell you the importance of zinc in to our body, right? That is where we are not informed of its benefits and why the human body needs zinc to function well and healthy. What is zinc and what exactly does it do? Zinc is a nutrient that healthy people need. Zinc is actually found in cells throughout the body. It has an important role of helping the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Moreover, without zinc in our body, it is impossible for the body to make proteins and DNA, the genetic materials in all cells. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly without complications. Moreover, naturally, zinc helps heal wounds and is important for proper senses of taste and smell; but how much zinc does a person needs? The amount of zinc a person needs each day depends on the age. Below is the average daily recommended amounts for different ages are listed below in miligrams (mg):

Life Stage Recommended Amount
 Birth to 6 months 2 mg
Infants 7-12 months 3 mg
Children 1-3 years 3 mg
Children 4-8 years 5 mg
Children 9-13 years 8 mg
Teens 14-18 years (boys) 11 mg
Teens 14-18 years (girls) 9 mg
Adults (men) 11 mg
Adults (women) 8 mg
Pregnant teens 12 mg
Pregnant women 11 mg
Breastfeeding teens 13 mg
Breastfeeding women 12 mg

Have you ever wondered why some couples are aren’t able to start a family? Well, zinc is not only beneficial to pregnant women, but also to men especially for couples that is planning to start a family, because zinc is essential for;

  • Ensuring you stay mentally sharp with a strong memory and learning ability.
  • Maintaining your reproductive health so you stay productive.
  • Maintaining your muscle strength to stay energetic all day long.
  • Supporting energy production to ensure you stay active.

A healthy sperm starts with healthy testes and healthy testes definitely is connected to zinc. Other than the benefits above, zinc helps with healthy development of the testes, increase healthy sperm count, enhance sperm motility and viability, and finally it protects the sperm by fighting free radicals for a much healthier sperm to increase fertility rate. An optimum level of zinc and vitamin E enhances the quality and quantity of sperm. It also assist the sperms to move forward into the right direction for a fertilisation, supports prostate functions and male hormones, as well as produces prostatic fluid, which is a component of semen. Moreover, it helps maintain testosterone level which is vital for a men’s physical and sexual health. A consistent daily dose of zinc supplement will increase the testosterone levels in men, and promotes a healthy development of muscle and bone mass.

Were you an adrenaline junkie when you were in your 20s or 30s? You were carefree and living your life to the fullest until your age catches up on you and you had to take it slow? No worries, zinc and coenzyme q10 (COQ10) will help you fuel your body so you can continue to enjoy what you love until your golden years! With the right nutrients, Zinc and COQ10, vital antioxidants which act as energy booster will help maintain your energy, strength and wellness. Insufficient intake of muscle maintaining nutrients could lead to muscle degeneration, that can lead to muscle weakness in your later life. This is where zinc is important to delay muscle degeneration process and reserves muscle mass, so you will have more storage to store all those energy and strength. While COQ10 helps in increasing muscle strength so you will feel energetic to do what you do without fatigue. Moreover, the body requires both zinc and COQ10 for optimum conversion of food to energy. It ensures the body properly burns the food you eat so you’ll get maximum energy production. A poor digestive system can cause reduced energy levels, sluggishness and in the long run, leads to chronic fatigue. Plus COQ10 promotes energy production to power up the body efficiently to ensure a healthy blood circulation so you can go further.

So as you can see, zinc supplementation is a super important vitamin to be added into your diet. A lack of zinc in your diet may cause your immune system to collapse, allowing your body to be invaded by illness and diseases, deteriorating muscle mass thus, strength to do the things you love, reaps you off your focus and good brain health, infertility in men and women, and may lead to poor health to baby while pregnant. Luckily, Shaklee offers a product called Zinc Plus that can lead you away from all the unfortunates, and sail you to a wonderful and long lasting future! Want to know more about the product? Contact Mommy J for a free consultation and the best deals in town!

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