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The vital role of Zinc

Posted Mar 05 2009 2:18pm
Zinc works primarily through the role of enzymes.The activity of the antioxidant enzyme super oxide dismutase, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, is dependent on zinc. Sexual development, the health of our reproductive systems, fertility, night vision, and the beautification of our skin also relies on having proper amounts of zinc.

Zinc is a key member of a group of enzymes that help the body maintain its collagen supply. This is essential for skin complexion. In order for enzymes to digest damaged collagen and rebuild new collagen, zinc must be present. In this same manner, it also helps heal burns. Zinc is also helpful in reducing outward signs of aging, the prevention of wrinkles and stretch marks, and even the repair of DNA due to exposure to x-rays and radiation.

Zinc is much more readily absorbed after you have detoxified heavy metals from your system with the regular use of MSM (methyl-sulfonyl methane), chlorella, cliantro, and zeolite compounds.

The best sources of zinc, all of which must be eaten raw, include seaweeds, cacao, ants, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cashews, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconuts, or in angstrom-sized zinc supplements.

Thanks to David Wolfe

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