Zinc is a vital trace mineral, and nutritionists believe a significant number of men may be sub-clinically deficient. In other words, standard blood tests may not reveal health problems, but in an ideal world, the body would thrive with more zinc. Common dietary sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, and fish—meaning that those who eat vegetarian and vegan diets may be at particular risk for developing zinc deficiencies, which have been liked with short stature, reduced ability to taste food, and the inability of testes to function properly.
How Zinc Helps You
This trace mineral is (or should be) very common in the body. It’s the second most common such mineral, after iron. Among other benefits, zinc can boost the immune system, ensure even blood glucose levels (essential for diabetics and pre-diabetics), and protect the skin, eyes, and arteries. Zinc can also help treat colds and ear infections; prevent respiratory infections and macular degeneration; improve asthma symptoms; and eliminate or at least lessen arthritis symptoms. Studies also suggest that zinc supplementation can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce acne break outs.
Where Can You Get Your Zinc?
Common dietary sources include beans, meat, dairy, seeds, and seafood. You can supplement zinc in many ways, but the Xjus formula uses zinc citrate. According to research, this type tastes better that zinc gluconate (another form) but absorbs just as well. Typically, daily supplemental doses should range from 15-30 mg, not exceeding 40 mg.
Xjus uses zinc citrate as one of the key ingredients in our wellness formula, designed to enhance energy and vitally naturally.