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Zinc Facts Everyone Should Know

Published April 25, 2019 Read Time: 3 minutes
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<script type="application/ld+json"> { "@type":"BlogPosting", "headline":"Zinc Facts Everyone Should Know", "datePublished":"April 25, 2019", "description":"Zinc is a vital mineral that helps to keep your body healthy, as it supports your immune system and even aids in having a proper sense of taste!", "image": "https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/media/public/2019/04/Zinc_Facts_Everyone_Should_Know.jpg" }, } ] } </script> <article> <div> <ul> <li><a href="#section1">What Is Unique About Zinc?</a></li> <li><a href="#section2">What Are the Main Uses Of Zinc?</a></li> <li><a href="#section3">What Is Zinc Known For?</a></li> <li><a href="#section4">Wrapping It Up</a></li> </ul> </div> <section> <p align="justify">When you think about zinc, having neon sunscreen on your cheeks in the 80's might come to mind, but did you know that zinc is actually a mineral found in every single cell of your body?!</p> <p align="justify">Zinc is a vital mineral that helps to keep your body healthy—it supports your immune system and aids in having a proper sense of taste <sup>1</sup>. Most people don’t know about all of the health benefits that zinc offers our bodies, but that’s what we’re here to share with you!</p> <p align="justify">Today, we’re going to tell you all about the zinc facts that everyone should know! How the properties of zinc play an important role in your health, what foods you can find zinc in, and other uses of zinc. Let’s get started!</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section1"> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Is Unique About Zinc?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Iron is the more well-known metals that our bodies depend upon—but zinc is the second most important abundant trace mineral found in your body.\n\nStudies have shown that taking a zinc supplement can help to fight inflammation and boost the functioning of your immune system! This is because the element can act as an antioxidant. Not only helping fight against inflammation, but potentially protecting your body against chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease."}}]}</script> <h2>What Is Unique About Zinc?</h2> <p align="justify">Iron is the more well-known metals that our bodies depend upon—but zinc is the <i>second</i> most important abundant trace mineral found in your body <sup>2</sup>. </p> <p align="justify">Studies have shown that taking a zinc supplement can help to fight inflammation and boost the functioning of your immune system <sup>3</sup>! This is because the element can act as an antioxidant. Not only helping fight against inflammation, but potentially protecting your body against chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease <sup>4,5</sup>.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section2"> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Are the Main Uses Of Zinc?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"In the world of manufacturing, zinc transforms to make it usable as a metal alloy, such as brass or copper alloy! Another form of zinc—zinc oxide—aids in the manufacturing of sunscreen, anti-dandruff shampoos, makeup products, and even some prescription drugs!\n\nAs far as facts on how our bodies absolutely need zinc, it may surprise you to learn that zinc plays a part in your cell division and cell regrowth 7. Plus, you can also find zinc lending a helping hand in the wound healing process and in your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates.\n\nYour body also depends on zinc to create, store, and release insulin to assist in natural blood sugar control.\n\nZinc is an incredibly powerful element that not only plays a vital role in today’s manufacturing industry, but also is essential to the proper functioning of our bodies."}}]}</script> <h2>What Are the Main Uses Of Zinc?</h2> <p align="justify">In the world of manufacturing, zinc transforms to make it usable as a metal alloy, such as brass or copper alloy! Another form of zinc—zinc oxide—aids in the manufacturing of sunscreen, anti-dandruff shampoos, makeup products, and even some prescription drugs <sup>6</sup>!</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/make-up-on-counter-0147.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/make-up-on-counter-0147.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/make-up-on-counter-0147.jpg "> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/make-up-on-counter_LR-0147.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt=" make-up-on-counter"> </picture> <p align="justify">As far as facts on how our bodies absolutely need zinc, it may surprise you to learn that zinc plays a part in your cell division and cell regrowth <sup>7</sup>. Plus, you can also find zinc lending a helping hand in the wound healing process and in your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates <sup>8</sup>.</p> <p align="justify">Your body also depends on zinc to create, store, and release insulin to assist in natural blood sugar control <sup>9</sup>.</p> <p align="justify">Zinc is an incredibly powerful element that not only plays a vital role in today’s manufacturing industry, but also is essential to the proper functioning of our bodies.</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/cells-regenerating-0147.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/cells-regenerating-0147.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/cells-regenerating-0147.jpg "> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/cells-regenerating_LR-0147.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt=" cells-regenerating"> </picture> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section3"> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Is Zinc Known For?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Zinc deficiency is a relatively common problem in senior citizens and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Zinc is most known for the deficiency that it’s linked to. Eating a diet rich in foods that contain high levels of zinc can help combat zinc deficiency."}}]}</script> <h2>What Is Zinc Known For?</h2> <p align="justify">Zinc deficiency is a relatively common problem in senior citizens and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding <sup>10</sup>. Zinc is most known for the deficiency that it’s linked to. Eating a diet rich in foods that contain high levels of zinc can help combat zinc deficiency.</p> <p align="justify">Try filling your diet with more <sup>11</sup>:</p> <ul> <li> Red meat</li> <li> Shellfish</li> <li> Nuts</li> <li> Seeds</li> <li> Eggs</li> <li> Dairy</li> </ul> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/shrimp-with-steak-and-rosemary-0147.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/shrimp-with-steak-and-rosemary-0147.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/shrimp-with-steak-and-rosemary-0147.jpg "> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/shrimp-with-steak-and-rosemary_LR-0147.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt=" shrimp-with-steak-and-rosemary"> </picture> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section4"> <h2>Wrapping It Up</h2> <p align="justify">Hopefully, you’ve learned everything you need to know with our zinc facts! Zinc is vital to living a healthy lifestyle, so make sure that you’re eating enough on a daily basis to keep your health on the right track.</p> <p align="justify">Here at Warrior Made, we understand that inflammation is serious. Sometimes, changing your diet and adding in exercise just doesn’t cut it. That’s why we created our <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/inflammation-support/shop/"rel="noreferrer"><b>natural inflammation bundle</b></a>. Our supplements will not only aid your body in fighting off inflammation—they’ll boost your brain and increase your overall health as well!</p> <h3>Resources</h3> <ol> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23305423" rel="nofollow noreferrer">The Role of Zinc In The Treatment Of Taste Disorders</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820120/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc: An Essential Micronutrient</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490603/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc In Infection and Inflammation</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451058/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Antioxidant Effect Of Zinc In Humans</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3492709/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">The Inflammation Theory Of Disease</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/zinc-oxide/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc Oxide Uses</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002416.htm" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc in Diet</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531789801502" rel="nofollow noreferrer"> Zinc Intestinal Absorption: Effect on Carbohydrates</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9550453" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc, Insulin, and Diabetes</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724376/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Zinc And It’s Importance For Human Health</a></p></li> <li><p align="justify"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-foods-high-in-zinc#section5" rel="nofollow noreferrer"> 10 Best Foods That Are High In Zinc</a></p></li> </ol> </section> </article>

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