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What is Zinc? Functions and health benefits

SHA Wellness Clinic
April 28, 2015

Zinc (also called cinc) is an essential mineral for the body. It has a specific role in over 300 enzymes involved in all the important biochemical reactions in the human body. It has a straight effect on growth, neurological development and the immune system.


  • It’s necessary for the nervous system and the skeleton.
  • Helps in the growth and the immune system.
  • It’s important for the proper development of the ovaries and testicles.
  • Takes part in the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
  • It’s important for the functioning of smell and taste.
  • It helps wound healing.
  • Prevents Acne.
  • Powerful natural antioxidant.


Causes of lack of Zinc

  • Stress periods, hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Renal disorders
  • High use of medicines, or B6 vitamin
  • Irregular periods
  • After several diseases


Zinc deficit causes

  • Dermatitis
  • Delayed growth
  • Hair Loss
  • Infertility
  • Anemia
  • Tiredness and behavioral disorders
  • White spots on nails
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Appearance of stretch marks


Foods that containing Zinc


In our online boutique you can find 3 zinc-containing supplements specifically formulated for:

Hair: SHA Healthy Hair – Skin: SHA Younger Skin – Sleep: SHA Sleep & Relax


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