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Put a Zing in your step with Zinc

There are many vitamins and minerals we should consider, to boose our health. Especially during the colder months, when we consider which vitamins to take in winter. The top vitamins to take in winter include Vitamin C, D, Iron and Zinc. In this guide, we’ll be focussing on zinc, and how protects our health and contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Benefits of Zinc Supplements

Zinc is a super mineral, present throughout our bodies and consumed from the food we eat. Zinc helps us to grow, heals our wounds and contributes to typical sensory performance of taste, smell and vision. If we don’t get enough, fatigue, weight loss and hair loss are all seide effects.

What is zinc? Zinc is a trace element found in red meat, poultry and fish. It’s an essential element to help us grow and maintain our health. It’s a common mineral in our bodies and found in every cell.

How does zinc help our bodies? Zinc is a metallic mineral. Its properties of zinc help with new cell growth, processing the nutrients from our foods as well as wound healing.

How can I take zinc? We only need small amounts of zinc daily (7-9.5mg*), to provide the support we need from this mineral. Zinc is found in the foods we eat, but an also be taken as a zinc tablet, lozenge or when zinc is included as part of a multivitamin capsule.

Top five foods high in zinc:

It’s commonly found in many of the foods we eat. Consuming a healthy diet and taking a multivitamin can provide all the zinc needed.

  1. Meat – contains half the recommended daily intake of zinc. Red meat should be eaten in moderation, and zinc can also be consumed from leaner meats like chicken and pork.
  2. Shellfish – try a crab salad for a low-calorie way to get your zinc intake
  3. Dairy – like milk, cheese and yoghurt
  4. Eggs – swap cereal for an omelette, and your zinc intake is set for the day
  5. Wholegrain cereals, nuts and pulse – a great option if you have a vegan diet

Zinc Supplements from Power Health

We currently make two types of zinc supplements to choose from – one as a zinc lozenge and the other a zinc tablet. Both now in stock:

Zinc Lozenges – These are soothing aniseed flavour lozenges. Made with rosehip and acerola, they are designed to dissolve on the tongue, bathing the back of the throat in zinc ions.

Xtra Zinc – one of these tablets will give you 150% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA). Zinc contributes to the maintenance of a variety of bodily processes including normal immune function and bone health. Zinc acts as a coordinator in our bodies - directing and overseeing the efficient flow of processes.

About Power Health

We’re Yorkshire’s leading independent health shop. We pride ourselves on developing vitamins and supplements for sports nutrition and general wellness. We’re a leading independent health shop that has been in the business in East Yorkshire since 1972.

You can find a stockist - or we offer free standard delivery in the UK on all orders over £30, click and collect directly from our HQ and we ship internationally.