Risk of Zinc Inadequacy

Zinc Deficiency leads to impaired immune function, loss of appetite and growth retardation. In more severe cases, it causes hair loss, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, diarrheaand eye and skin lesions. Vitamin C and Zinc Super Health spray provide a daily dose of Zinc in the most effective form of supplementation. Zinc is needed for proper function of the body. Zinc can be found in teeth, hair, skin, bones, white blood cells, liver, muscle and testes. This mineral is a component of over 100 enzymes involved in the formation of RNA and DNA in cells.

Vitamin C and Zn Super Health spray is a powerful solution to support your immune system. It includes the main antioxidants (Zinc and Vitamin E) plus a modulator of immune responses (Vitamin D3) and an essential amino acid suppressing cold sores development (L-Lysine) – all these nutrients which support your body immune system’s response to viruses (e.g. a cold sore); help repairing damage to blood vessels and cell caused by toxins and oxidants (free radicals). This blend can help reduce a LDL cholesterol formation; improves production of collagen and prevents rapid ageing.

Who are at Risk of Zinc Inadequacy?

People with some diseases

Digestive disorders (ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease etc) can decrease zinc absorption and increase zinc losses. Zinc deficiency is also associated with diabetes, sickle cell disease, chronic liver disease, chronic renal disease,malabsorption syndrome and other chronic illnesses.Chronic diarrhea also leads to excessive loss of zinc.


Meat is high in bioavailable zinc therefore vegetarian diets is lower in zinc than from non-vegetarian diets. In addition, vegetarians usually eat a lot of whole grains and legumes, which contain phytates that bind zinc and inhibit its absorption. Sometimes vegetarians need as much as 50% more of the RDA for zinc than non-vegetarians.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women are at higher risk of becoming zinc insufficient due to high fetal requirements for zinc. Lactation can also deplete maternal zinc therefore for pregnant and lactating women the RDA for zinc is higher than for other women.

Exclusively breastfed children

Breast milk provides sufficient zinc (2 mg/day) for the first 4–6 months of life but does not provide recommended amounts of zinc for infants aged 7–12 months, who need 3 mg/day. In addition to breast milk, infants aged 7–12 months should consume foods containing zinc or supplementation. Zinc supplementation has been shown to improve growth in children.

People with sickle cell disease

As studies suggest, over 40% of children with sickle cell disease have a low plasma zinc concentration. Zinc deficiency also affects approximately over 60% of adults with sickle cell disease. Zinc supplementation has been shown to improve growth in children with sickle cell disease.


Heavy alcohol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc excretion therefore about 50% of alcoholics have low zinc status. In addition, the limited variety and amount of food consumed by many alcoholics result in zinc deficiency.
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