All about Zinc

An essential mineral for your reproductive health

Zinc is a mineral, a natural element, which is crucial in the production of testosterone and the zinc content of the prostate gland and sperm is higher than in any other part of the body. Therefore, a deficiency of zinc not just a causes sexual health problems, such as sperm abnormalities and prostate disease, but it is also needed for all round wellness of your whole body and general health.


Dietary sources of Zinc

Lean red meat, whole-grain cereals, pulses, and legumes provide the highest concentrations of zinc: concentrations in such foods are generally in the range of raw weight. Processed cereals with low extraction rates, polished rice, and chicken, pork or meat with high fat content have moderate zinc content. Fish, roots and tubers, green leafy vegetables, and fruits are only modest sources of zinc. Saturated fats and oils, sugar, and alcohol have very low zinc contents.

Dietary Zinc & general body health

Zinc is an essential element in our diet, but too little can be harmful. Without enough dietary intake, people can experience a loss of appetite, decreased sense of taste and smell, decreased immune function, slow healing of wounds, and skin sores. Zinc deficiency may increase the toxic effects of arsenic, copper, cadmium and lead; thus an adequate amount of zinc can be considered protective against the toxicity of these elements.

Dietary Zinc & penis health

Zinc is present in all body tissues and fluids including penile tissues and semen. Too little zinc can also result in poorly developed sex organs and retarded growth in young men. In addition, Zinc depletion can also cause erectile dysfunction or male impotence. Zinc is also crucial for sperm production and quality. Zinc helps guarantee that the genetic material you are passing along is stable and of good quality. As for penis growth, it has been shown that Zinc plays a crucial role in the process of protein synthesis and cellular growth of the penis. Therefore, proper supply of zinc results in increase in thickness and length of the penis.

Finally, while it is always good to obtain zinc from natural sources, many men find it difficult and expensive to consume zinc on daily basis and in sufficient quantity from dietary sources.