Your Body Needs Zinc

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Zinc is probably not thought of by most people as an important nutrient — although it certainly is. Elderly Americans may remember handling the grey ‘zinc pennies’ during the time of the Second World War, but they may not realize that these WW II ‘zinc pennies’ were actually zinc-plated steel and weren’t mostly zinc by mass. However, contemporary orangeish American ‘copper pennies’ are mostly zinc by mass — up to 95% zinc, with copper plating. Counterintuitive, Hunh.

Daily Recommended Zinc Amount

The amount of incoming zinc needed each day by an adult human body is quite modest — eleven milligrams daily for a man, and eight milligrams daily for a woman. It’s not just people that need zinc; other animals, and even plants, also need zinc to support metabolic processes essential for their survival.

Zinc Effects

Zinc is used in many different ways, throughout human bodies. For one thing, it’s essential in men to enable them to produce testosterone and healthy wiggling sperm cells; zinc deficiency can make men temporarily infertile. It’s important in aiding DNA synthesis, cell division and growth, enzyme activity, and hair growth. It also strengthens immune systems, helping folks to fight off infections — including relieving the symptoms of common colds, healing wounds more rapidly, and offsetting the tissue damage and muscle cramps that may result from working out. It’s even essential to being able to taste food, to having a healthy appetite for eating food, and to utilize food effectively throughout one’s body.

Zinc Deficiency

Because the amount of daily zinc needed by a human body is so modest, zinc deficiency is uncommon. But it is not unknown, and its consequences may be very serious, as implied by the list of zinc’s bodily uses in the preceding paragraph.

Foods High in Zinc

Animal-based foods are generally somewhat better sources of zinc than plant-based foods:

  • oysters
  • other seafoods
  • beef
  • pork
  • bison
  • lamb
  • chicken

Zinc in Vegetables

But spinach, wheat germ, cashew nuts, pumpkin and squash seeds, lentils, chocolate and cocoa, mung beans, and mushrooms are also fairly decent sources of dietary zinc. Vegetarians take note.

However, to be quite sure that your diet does include enough zinc, there’s CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops. It comes as a concentrated herbal liquid solution, in a bottle with a precisely-calibrated medicine dropper. A recommended measured amount can be added daily to some drink of your choice. It is possible to overdose yourself with zinc, as with other dietary minerals; but doing so would require going way way beyond CLE’s daily recommended amount, and can’t happen if you follow the instructions and apply common sense. It’s a good idea for you to be under the general supervision of a competent health practitioner, in any case — particularly if you are female, and are pregnant or are nursing.

Your companion-pet dog, cat, or ferret may also benefit from CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops, in a smaller daily amount scaled down to your pet’s smaller body mass. Again, if your pet is female and is pregnant or is nursing, you should seek the supervision of a competent veterinarian.

Like other CLE Holistic Health products, CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops is entirely CLE’s own product. It is produced from fossilized plants, several tens of millions of years old, by CLE’s proprietary processes, for good quality control. Since it was once part of the metabolisms of living things, your body can readily assimilate it and use it. So, why not give CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops a try?


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