Zinc is involved in many functions including the immune system, fertility, reproduction, and the maintenance of normal bone, vision, skin, hair and nails. Read More
Zinc (Zn) is found in nearly 100 different enzymes and as such is an essential building block for all life. Zinc is the second most common trace mineral in the body after iron and is present in every living cell.
The human body contains approximately three grams of zinc, the highest concentrations of which are located in the prostate gland and the eye.
Particularly in developing countries, zinc deficiency is regarded as an important public health issue by scientists (1).
Authored by Dr Peter Engel in 2010, reviewed by Giorgio La Fata on 29.09.2017
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