Zinc is more powerful than Vitamin C in reducing cold-related symptoms and also boosts the immune system. Zinc is useful in the fight against viruses and bacteria. With the increase in COVID-19 cases, increasing your immune system is very important.
Zinc helps in the regulation and production of many of the hormones in our body. Hormones are chemical substances that act like messenger molecules in the body. After being made in one part of the body, they travel to other parts of the body where they help control how cells and organs do their work. Insulin is an example.
Because zinc is important in the maintenance of cells in the cardiovascular system, it can help fight inflammation. Inflammation is a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. It also protect our blood vessels from rupturing.
Zinc is an important nutrient in our diet. It is second to iron. We need it for a number of bodily functions. Zinc is necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion, nerve function and many other processes.
Zinc is also needed for your senses of taste and smell. Because one of the enzymes crucial for proper taste and smell is dependent on this nutrient, a zinc deficiency can reduce your ability to taste or smell.
So make sure that your zinc levels are correct.