Three ways that zinc supports optimal nutrition for men
One of the most important essential minerals and an especially critical nutrient for men is Zinc.
1. Heart Health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men, but can be preventable with diet and lifestyle changes. Preliminary evidence suggests that zinc may play an important role in maintaining heart health and function through its effects on the inflammatory process.
2. Prostate Health
The prostate gland has one of the highest concentrations of zinc in the body. Because of this, it is important to maintain zinc levels to promote the health of prostate cells.
3. Reproductive Health
Zinc plays an important role in reproductive function by participating possibly in the development of sperm cells, ensuring the sperm can move and increasing sperm count. Zinc may also play a role in regulating testosterone levels, which are important for sexual health and energy.
In addition to the above benefits, zinc is also vital for immune function and overall cell health. All cells use zinc at some level. Because zinc is an essential mineral (which your body cannot produce) and has no special storage system in the body, you must consume enough of it in the diet or from supplements each day.