1. Description: Zinc acts as a traffic director in that it helps oversee the efficiency of body processes, and helps maintain proper functioning of enzyme systems and cells. Zinc is essential for protein synthesis and collagen formation. It also governs the contractility of muscles. Zinc can help in the formation of insulin. Zinc is what helps maintain a proper acid-alkaline base for your blood levels. Some studies have found zinc is essential for brain function and has been used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

2. Benefits: Zinc can accelerate healing time for internal and external wounds. It can also aid in the treatment of infertility. Zinc can help promote growth and mental alertness. as well as aid in weight loss. Zinc helps decrease cholesterol deposits.

3. Fun Fact: History of prostate issues or trying to prevent them? Research has found a direct correlation with low levels of zinc and problems with the prostate.