Zinc is an essential mineral, and this blog is going to give you some necessary zinc knowhow. How to identify if you need it, how to take it, and what you can use it for. 

While there is strong evidence to support the role of zinc for depression, immunity, acne and herpes simplex (including cold sores), it has many other uses. It may also benefit other conditions, including ADHD, sickle cell anaemia, hypothyroidism and sleep disturbances.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 2 billion people in the world are estimated to be deficient in crucial vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc.

Worldwide, zinc deficiency is responsible for approximately 16% of lower respiratory tract infections, 18% of malaria and 10% of diarrhoeal disease. In total, 1.4% (0.8 million) of deaths worldwide are attributable to zinc deficiency: 1.4% in males and 1.5% in females. Zinc deficiency accounts for about 2.9% of worldwide loss of healthy life years.