Zinc acts primarily through the role of enzymes. Zinc is required for the activity of the powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant enzyme super oxide dismutase (SOD). Zinc plays a major role in 25 different enzymatic systems involved in digestion and metabolism. Zinc is part of the molecular structure of 80 or more known enzymes that work with red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from tissues to lungs. Overall, zinc is a vital component of more than 200 enzymes.
Zinc is required for skin beauty, cell and bodily growth, sexual development, fertility, night vision, and for improving one's sense of taste and smell. It promotes cell division, cell
repair, cell growth, and the production of T-lymphocyte white blood cells. It helps the lymphatic organs and the liver eliminate wastes properly. It works through the lymphatic system to help with tissue repair and oxygenation. Zinc is present in insulin and helps Zinc works synergistically with vitamins. Zinc, in combination with vitamin A and sulfur, builds strong hair.
Zinc and vitamin E (abundant in tocotrienols, olives, and olive oil) are necessary for the health of the reproductive system in both sexes. It is an especially important mineral for the prostate, which concentrates zinc up to 2,000% above what is found in the blood. Zinc is present in male sexual fluids. Zinc increases male potency and sex drive. Properly nourished sexual organs raise sexual energy, creating more attractiveness and appeal.
Zinc is essential for a great skin complexion because zinc is a key member of a group of enzymes that helps the body maintain its collagen supply. Without zinc, the enzymes that digest damaged collagen and rebuild new collagen do not function properly. In this way it also helps heal burns. It can even play a role in repairing DNA damage due to viruses, exposure to x-rays, and radiation. And it prevents wrinkling, stretch marks, and the outward signs of aging. Topical zinc (zinc oxide) preparations have long been noted to have an anti-inflammatory effect.