Does zinc really work?

Zinc has been used for a variety of different purposes throughout history. We know that zinc helps in the function of several different bodily processes. It improves the function of the immune system, reproduction, growth, sensory perception, blood clotting, insulin regulation and thyroid function. Zinc also serves as an antioxidant by protecting cells from free radicals.

Less clear is the role of zinc in the treatment of various diseases. While there is some proof of zinc's curing influence, it is not yet proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that zinc helps all of these illnesses.

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