Zinc is an essential mineral involved in the activity of more than 300 enzymes and processes such as immune function, wound healing, protein synthesis, and DNA synthesis.
It is considered essential because it is not naturally produced by the body and needs to be consumed through diet and supplementation.
Strenuous exercise in active individuals, especially athletes can see an increased needs for zinc. The body both requires it for metabolic activity and depletes it through sweat. Studies have shown that athletes compared to non-athletes have significantly lower zinc levels in their bloodstream.
Zinc can help support immune function, electrolyte balance, exercise recovery, and normal inflammation response.
Individuals following a restrictive, vegetarian, or vegan diet also need to keep an eye on their daily zinc intake. These diets typically have lower daily exposure and consumption of dietary zinc.
Inadequate levels of zinc can lead to fatigue, reduced aerobic capacity, decreased immunity, decreased appetite, and decreased bone mineral density among other symptoms.
As with any other mineral, excessive consumption can also lead to negative side effects. So it is important to maintain a healthy balance.
Our Electrolyte Endurance Powder includes zinc in the form of zinc bisglycinate chelate to help support zinc levels lost through activity and sweat.
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