Zinc is highly important for enzymes and enzymatic activity in the body. Enzymes are protein molecules that are necessary for activation of virtually all biochemical reactions in the body, therefore they are vital for maintaining normal, healthy functioning of the body. Zinc can be helpful for reducing the severity of colds and acne, and assists the healing of wounds. It helps protect the liver from chemical damage, and the body from free radical damage. Zinc deficiency can be a contributing factor in poor immunity, susceptibility to infections, poor wound healing, skin disorders, poor male reproductive health, prostate enlargement, and poor taste, smell and vision. White spots on the fingernails can also be a possible sign of zinc deficiency. One of the highest food sources of zinc by a long shot is oysters. But for those of us that eat a plant-based diet, pumpkin seeds and ginger are two of the highest sources of zinc, but to a far lesser degree than oysters.
If you are showing signs of zinc deficiency, ionic liquid form Elemental Zinc is a good bio-available form of zinc supplementation to replenish your zinc levels.