Zinc is the most abundant trace element in biological systems, performing a number of vital functions.

It is involved as a structural element in enzyme systems related to gene expression, cellular function and division, and DNA synthesis1.* It also helps protect cells from oxidative stress and helps the body regulate the immune system2-5.*

The role of zinc is crucial for nutrient metabolism, normal growth, and overall physical development1,6,7.*

Balanced zinc levels in the body are important for maintaining a healthy immune system, and supporting the balance between immune tolerance and immune protection1,6-8.*

The important role of zinc for prostate health continues to attract the attention of scientists. Observations with men reveal that zinc is predominantly concentrated in bones and the prostate gland. Zinc is essential in supporting the healthy function of prostate by maintaining the normal levels between testosterone and dihydrotestosterone9.* Several experimental trials suggest that zinc may also support integrity of prostate cells by different mechanisms10-12.*

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  6. Dardenne M. Zinc and immune function. European journal of clinical nutrition. 2002/8// 2002;56 Suppl 3:S20-3. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601479
  7. Winchurch RA, Togo J, Adler WH. Supplemental zinc restores antibody formation in cultures of aged spleen cells. III. Impairment of II-2-mediated responses. Clinical immunology and immunopathology. 1988/11// 1988;49(2):215-222.
  8. Wessels I, Maywald M, Rink L. Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function. Nutrients2017.
  9. Netter A, Hartoma R, Nahoul K. Effect of zinc administration on plasma testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and sperm count. Archives of andrology. 1981/8// 1981;7(1):69-73. doi:10.3109/01485018109009378
  10. Christudoss P, Selvakumar R, Fleming JJ, Gopalakrishnan G. Zinc status of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate carcinoma. Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India. 2011/1// 2011;27(1):14-18. doi:10.4103/0970-1591.78405
  11. Sauer AK, Vela H, Vela G, Stark P, Barrera-Juarez E, Grabrucker AM. Zinc Deficiency in Men Over 50 and Its Implications in Prostate Disorders. Frontiers in oncology. 2020;10:1293-1293. doi:10.3389/fonc.2020.01293
  12. Prasad AS. Zinc is an Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Agent: Its Role in Human Health. Frontiers in Nutrition2014.


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