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Article: The health benefits of zinc

Le zinc est un oligo-élément essentiel pour le fonctionnement normal de l'organisme.

The health benefits of zinc

Zinc is an essential trace element for the body. It is involved in several enzymatic reactions and plays an essential role in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.

What is zinc?

Zinc is a trace element present in small quantities in the body.

The human body contains between 2 and 3 grams of zinc, stored in bones and certain organs such as the liver, pancreas, prostate in men, eyes, adrenal glands, and even the skin .

A healthy and balanced diet helps to compensate for the recommended daily zinc requirements for an adult, which is around 11 mg. However, certain situations favor deficiencies and it may be necessary to determine the level of zinc present in the body.


What are the health benefits of zinc?

Long considered non-essential, zinc is today recognized by numerous scientific studies as being essential to stay in good health, in the same way as iron.


Maintaining healthy skin 

Zinc plays a very important role in maintaining healthy skin . Indeed, it promotes cell renewal and regulates sebum production.

By limiting excess sebum, pores have an easier time freeing themselves from impurities and the skin thus becomes less oily.

This trace element participates in the production of collagen, a protein essential for the structure of the skin. It preserves its rigidity, its elasticity, and prevents tissue sagging.

Zinc is also a powerful antioxidant that fights against skin aging, promotes healing of the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) and reduces skin inflammation.

Zinc is often used as a treatment for skin problems like acne . It acts directly against the bacteria responsible for acne and fights the inflammatory reaction.


Immune system support

Zinc helps stimulate the immune system to effectively fight against pathogens, thanks to its role in the formation and activation of the defense system.

Zinc increases the activity of B lymphocytes, which have the role of creating antibodies to fight a virus, and of T lymphocytes, which eliminate infected cells. This activity thus contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system , and has the effect of reducing the duration and intensity of symptoms.

Furthermore, for people suffering from allergies, this trace element helps limit the release of histamine, the substance which spreads in the body when we come into contact with an allergen.

Care and beauty of hair and nails

Zinc is a trace element that helps maintain beautiful hair and nails .

It plays an essential role in the synthesis of keratin, a protein which constitutes the nail and the hair. It also helps strengthen the hair shaft in the bulb, cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, and accelerate its blood microcirculation .

It therefore contributes to good growth of hair and nails, improves their resistance, limits their breakage, prevents premature aging and prevents hair loss .


Other benefits of zinc 

The other health benefits of zinc are numerous.

It is very important to ensure the good growth of children and the good development of the fetus during pregnancy.

Thanks to its antioxidant power, it helps fight against oxidative stress, and protects against cellular aging while participating in DNA synthesis.

A satisfactory intake of zinc also helps maintain normal cognitive function and is involved in reproductive functions.

Finally, it plays a stabilizing role in various hormones such as insulin, gustine and thymulin.


What are the effects of zinc deficiency?

Zinc reserves are depleted during periods of stress and when taking stimulants such as tea, coffee, tobacco or alcohol.

A zinc deficiency can cause fatigue , developmental disorders, skin problems or difficulty healing. Insufficient zinc intake weakens the immune system, making it less effective in fighting infections.

Having a healthy lifestyle, getting enough sleep and protecting yourself from stressful situations are therefore essential in order to maintain your zinc reserves at a sufficient level.

On the contrary, an overdose of zinc has no known major toxic effects but can be accompanied by a deficiency of copper, another trace element essential for good health.


What foods are rich in zinc?


The main food sources of zinc are red and white meats, offal, eggs, seeds, nuts, whole grains, legumes and seafood (particularly shellfish).

On average, the body assimilates less than half of the zinc contained in food. To promote its absorption, zinc needs vitamin B6 which is found naturally, in significant quantities, in some foods (white meat, salmon, offal, bananas and chickpeas). Vitamins B2 and B3, for their part, promote its action.

To prevent or compensate for a zinc deficiency, supplementation is an effective solution. There are many food supplements, sources of zinc, on the French market.


Focus on Délicure food supplements


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“Glowing Hair” Gummies


Délicure offers natural, vegan hair gummies that are 100% Made in France. They contain vitamins (vitamin B6, vitamin B8, vitamin B9, vitamin B12 and vitamin E), blueberry to stimulate microcirculation of the scalp, selenium and zinc.

This combination of active ingredients helps strengthen the hair fiber, promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. In addition, they also help strengthen nails and enhance the skin.

“Enhanced Immunity” Gummies


Délicure also offers immunity gummies , which, like hair gummies, are natural, vegan and 100% Made in France. They are intended to strengthen the immune system, protect the intestinal microbiota and are sources of energy.

They are rich in zinc, vitamin C, copper, manganese, goji berry juice, elderflower extract and many probiotics.

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These food supplements should be consumed as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. They do not cause side effects and are not dangerous for health. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 12 years of age and people taking medication or at risk of allergies are however advised to consult their doctor's advice before any supplementation.

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