Zinc is an integral part of insulin and is essential for all protein synthesis in the body. In the UK is has been found that one out of three adults have less than the national NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) for this mineral.
Any extra physical or mental demands made on the body can increase the need for zinc or to cause our bodies to lose extra zinc.
On fifth of zinc in the body is stored in the skin. Zinc helps tissue renewal and is involved in the skin’s normal oil gland function.
The maintenance of the health of several body systems especially the nervous, immune and reproductive systems and influence by zinc, as are the senses of taste and smell. It is therefore an important supplement for those who have lost their sense of smell and taste due to Covid-19.
Dose: Take 1 x 15mg tablet daily.
Caution: taking over 25mg daily long term may lead to anaemia.