Benefits of ZINC, very beneficial for hair and skin
You will find in this video and in this article :
- The main functions of zinc
- Zinc, a true antioxidant
- Zinc food sources
- Interactions of zinc with certain drugs and food supplements
- Recommended daily intake of zinc for men and women
To begin with, you should know that zinc is involved in many reactions within our body.
It is very beneficial for the good health of the skin.
It accelerates healing and helps fight against certain diseases such as acne, eczema, ...
It is also beneficial for the hair, it gives them shine and makes them stronger.
Know that zinc is often used to treat taste disorders that appear especially after cancer chemotherapy.
It is a trace element which has an antioxidant action, it thus makes it possible to fight against the accelerated cellular ageing as well as the deterioration of the various cells of the organization.
It can be recommended in association with vitamins C and E as well as beta-carotenes (precursors of vitamin A), to treat the problems of the retina (membrane located at the bottom of the eye, it is the place where the image of an object perceived by our eye is formed) related to age like AMD (age-related macular degeneration)
It also allows the proper functioning and stimulation of the immune system by promoting the production of prostaglandins (molecules that fight against inflammation).
It also stimulates the production of immune cells, which protects our body against infections. It is therefore often recommended in case of colds.
You should know that this effect of stimulation of the immune system is observed especially in people who have a zinc deficiency.
Zinc deficiency affects people with chronic intestinal disorders, kidney problems, alcoholism, malnutrition and the elderly.
The main signs of zinc deficiency are fatigue, hair loss, decreased immunity, skin problems, vision and sometimes smell.
It is important to know that zinc deficiency in pregnant women and children can cause malformations and growth retardation.
It is important to know that an excess of zinc intake over the long term can lead to a reduction in immunity.
The recommended daily intake for adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. In principle, a balanced and varied diet is sufficient to meet our needs.
You can find zinc in many foods such as oysters, wheat germ, sesame seeds, meat, liver, and shellfish.
In fact, zinc is mostly found in animal products.
If you do not eat these types of foods, make sure you are not deficient in this trace element, which is very important for the proper functioning of our body.
In case of zinc deficiency, food supplements can be used with the advice of your doctor or your pharmacy, such as this one from solgar:
Please note that zinc can interact with certain types of medications, such as iron, various antibiotics and antacid treatments given for stomach disorders.
It is recommended that you stagger your zinc intake from other types of medications by 2 hours.
Finally, it is important to know that certain caffeinated foods (coffee, tea) reduce the absorption of zinc.
Dr Noura Marrai (Doctor of Pharmacy, YouTuber Health, creator of the health well-being Pharmaquiz application),
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