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: (also see Vitamins and Minerals)

Zinc is needed in more than 100 enzymes and is involved in more body functions than any other mineral. Growth and development, maintenance of tissues, sexual function, the immune system, detoxification of chemical and metabolic irritants, and the carbohydrate metabolism is influenced by Zinc. Also Zinc is needed for the synthesis of DNA, which aids in healing.


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