Monday, 31 March 2008

The Power of Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that is essential for the body and can be found in foods such as red meat, milk, nuts, spinach and liver. What many people do not know is this essential mineral is very important for your body and that many people suffer with a zinc deficiency without even realising it!

What has been happening in recent times is that men are turning to the likes of L-Glutamine and Creatine Monohydrate to bulk up and build lean muscle mass without realising there are minerals they can take that will support and improve their body.

So what does Zinc do?

First of all zinc actually improves your immune system, although this wont be your reason for taking it and this takes me to the second reason. Zinc increases protein production and has involvement in hundreds of enzyme reactions within the body on top of being important for cell repair and growth.

It has also been shown that meeting your recommended daily allowance of zinc can actually increase the production of testosterone!

The recommended daily allowance for zinc is 15mg, it is important to stick to the recommended allowances as taking 25mg plus of zinc per day could have an adverse affect on your body absorbing other minerals.

Zinc is one supplement I do take on a daily basis and I feel it supports my training very effectively.