Why Zinc is Important
Zinc is a nutrient that helps support both the innate and adaptive immune system. The body does not store excess zinc, which means it should be consumed regularly as part of your daily diet. Zinc helps your immune system by assisting in the activation of T Cells, which help the body fight off infections.
Recent studies have shown that Zinc can be effective in fighting bacteria and viruses (especially the common cold). Additional studies have shown that Zinc can be particularly effective in reducing the risk of lower respiratory infections. Zinc also serves as an antioxidant and helps the body fight oxidation by eliminating free radicals.
Some of the recent studies on Zinc are below: