Zinc is an essential mineral for human life and health
Zinc is an important mineral for the proper functioning of hormones and insulin in our bodies. Ingested in foods such as fish, cereals and legumes, zinc is also important for sight, smell and memory. Zinc is the atomic number 30 chemical element.
Its symbol is Zn. Zinc is solid at room temperature. It is a moderately reactive metal, which combines with oxygen and other non-metals; it reacts with diluted acids by generating hydrogen
Zinc is a metal, often called an "essential element", because small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health.
Zinc is necessary for the functioning of over 300 different enzymes and plays a vital role in many biological processes.
Zinc is a cofactor of the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Antioxidant Enzyme and is present in a number of enzymatic reactions involved in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.