Zinc is an extremely important mineral in our diet. It is a component of one of the most abundant antioxidant compounds in the body (copper-zinc oxide dismutase) and is a co-factor in over 400 reactions in the body, including many steps involved in metabolism. It is essential for the production of sperm and for the development of mature eggs and uterine health in female fertility. Zinc is critical for the production of thyroid hormones and thus regulation of our hormones in general and prevention of miscarriage.
‘You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb’
Might not sound as catchy, but you can have a great diet and make good choices, but if you are not digesting and absorbing your nutrients correctly, then your good diet will not benefit your health.