When it comes to personal health, headlines these days are dominated by the pandemic and related issues, although the hard truth is that cancer and heart diseases are still leading causes of death in the United States. Even in normal times, health benefits of zinc are often ignored although research showed that it plays an important role in boosting the immune system. It can reduce the length of flu and has impressive antioxidant characteristics. Ongoing research focuses on zinc’s role in inhibiting growth of cancerous cells and the effect it has on liver diseases.
- Zinc helps strengthen the endothelium which is an important layer of cells that line the blood vessels.
- Some studies have shown that zinc can help stop the growth of specific prostate cancer cells.
- Zinc can help lower inflammation and it also can strengthen the function of the liver. It also helps facilitate waste.
“Zinc is a potent antioxidant that scavenges free radicals which would otherwise damage lipids, proteins and cell DNA in the body, potentially triggering disease.”