Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Zinc Oxide

When used as a nutritional supplement or food additive, zinc oxide is used to supply zinc to the body. Zinc is an essential mineral found in almost all cells of the human body.

Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance. It's found in several systems and biological reactions and is needed for immune function, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and more. Meats, seafood, dairy products, nuts, legumes, and whole grains are good sources of zinc.

Zinc deficiency is rare in the US and other countries were adequate diets are maintained. Symptoms include slowed growth, low insulin levels, loss of appetite, irritability, generalized hair loss, rough and dry skin, slow wound healing, poor sense of taste and smell, diarrhea, and nausea. Moderate zinc deficiency is associated with disorders of the intestine which interfere with food absorption (malabsorption syndromes), alcoholism, chronic kidney failure, and chronic debilitating diseases.

Zinc plays a key role in maintaining vision and is present in high concentrations in the eye. Zinc deficiency can alter vision, and severe deficiency can cause changes in the retina.

Zinc might also have effects against viruses. It appears to lessen symptoms of the common cold, but researchers can't explain exactly how this works. In addition, there is some evidence that zinc has some antiviral activity.

Low zinc levels can be associated with male infertility, sickle cell disease, HIV, major depression, and type 2 diabetes.
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