A little bit about his role in the body
Zinc deficiency is quite widespread all over the world. Zinc deficiency is both low growth and problems with sexual development, and coarsening of the skin, and lowering of appetite, and apathy, and depression. The signs of hypocincosis (low against the norm zinc content) include increased irritability, and impaired coordination of movements. The cases of severe depressions in zinc deficit are described.
One of the first manifestations of zinc deficiency is diarrhea. In case of lack of zinc, men are bald. One of the factors causing or aggravating the insufficiency of zinc can be a diet, consisting mainly of yeast bread, prepared on whole wheat, rich in wick, which prevents the absorption of zinc salts (this Concerns mainly those who often go on a diet) zinc deficiency can also occur in pregnant women due to the intensive transition to the fetus.
As well as manganese, zinc is contained in erythrocytes and is actively involved in the production of hemoglobin. With a lack of zinc observed iron deficiency anemia (anemia).
Zinc in the body is predominantly in erythrocytes and-in men-in the prostate gland. Zinc is actively involved in sperm production. And the current decrease in the number of sperm in men is related, including the lack of zinc. It was revealed that zinc is necessary for normal transmission of genetic information, without distortion. It is a part of proteins that regulate the transfer of genes from parents to children. More than 100 nucleoproteids in the cell contain zinc. He participates in the growth, cell division, tissue regeneration, brain development.
Zinc is responsible for normal hair growth, renewal of nails and skin. It provides healing of wounds, removal of inflammatory processes.
Zinc is considered an antioxidant, as the superoxide dismutase enzyme, which regulates lipid peroxide oxidation, contains zinc.
The presence of zinc largely depends on the work of the immune system. In particular, the production of timulin-thymus hormone strongly depends on zinc. Timulin, in turn, needs T-lymphocytes, which are the carriers of the body’s immune force.
The age decrease in the amount of zinc in the body is established. Hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, often found in older people, are all possible effects of zinc deficiency in the body. Chronic infectious diseases, weakening of immunity and development of atherosclerosis are also associated with zinc deficiency. Therefore, older people should be especially attentive to the consumption of zinc at the proper level.