Zinc is an essential mineral required for the activity of over 100 enzymes. It is a nutrient that is found throughout the body, supporting the functioning of the immune system and metabolism. This mineral is also essential for male skin health, wound healing, DNA synthesis and protein production.
To date, more than 300 studies have been conducted demonstrating its numerous health benefits. In fact, zinc, after iron, is the second most abundant trace mineral in your body and is present in every cell. Learn more about the general benefits, proper dosage, and why zinc is included in our NOUMEN Skin Supplement in this post.
Zinc at a glance
Your body cannot produce zinc on its own, so you need to get this mineral through your diet to protect your health. Without enough zinc in your body, hundreds of different nerve, metabolic and digestive enzymes will not function properly.
Knowing how important this essential mineral is to your health and especially to your skin, our NOUMEN Skin contains 15 mg of zinc. This corresponds to 150% of the recommended daily dose.
By taking NOUMEN Skin once a day, you can be sure that your body is absorbing enough zinc to keep your immune system and skin healthy. Since zinc also improves your sense of smell and taste, taking zinc daily will improve your life in many ways.
The effect and general benefits of Zinc
The effect of zinc is very well researched. As already mentioned, it is essential for your immune system and the health of your skin. Therefore, we have summarized the 4 benefits of zinc for you.
💆🏻♂️ Fights acne and blemishes
Zinc can help fight infection from viruses and bacteria. It treats skin blemishes and acne because zinc works with other vitamins and minerals to treat skin lesions and, when taken orally, may reduce the severity of acne as well as the early signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, blemishes, redness, etc.). Zinc also provides anti-inflammatory properties and helps to heal wounds. This can help relieve skin redness and irritation associated with moderate to severe acne.
Zinc is also used for other inflammatory skin conditions, including:
- Seborrheic dermatitis
🔋 Anti-inflammatory effect and better immune system
Zinc contributes to the strengthening of the immune system, as it is necessary for immune cell function and cell signaling. Furthermore, zinc reduces oxidative stress, which causes numerous inflammations. One study found that adults who consumed zinc suffered less from inflammation. Since inflammation plays a key role in the development and progression of many diseases, zinc supplementation can protect you from a variety of dangerous conditions. Zinc can improve immune response by increasing the activity of T-cells and natural killer cells, which help protect the body from infection.
🧠 Supports the health of your brain
In one study, zinc supplementation was found to reduce symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Zinc deficiency can lead to anorexia, and research shows that taking zinc orally stimulates appetite.
Zinc intake appears to alleviate symptoms of depression, and adequate dietary zinc intake also improves the effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are common antidepressants.
🧬 Anti-aging effects
Taking zinc can reduce the risk of certain age-related diseases. This applies, for example, to significantly reduce diseases such as pneumonia, infections and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The correct dosage of zinc (NRV)
The daily intake recommended by the DGV for 25-50 year old men is 14-16 mg of zinc per day. The NRV (Nutrient reference value) has been set at 10 mg per day. Zinc is abundant in various foods.
Therefore, nutrient requirements can theoretically be met through proper nutrition. It is found in both animal and plant foods. Thus, it does not matter whether you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet.
How do you get your daily dose of zinc?
🍚 Wild rice - about 5 cups
🍢Tofu - 100g
🍝 Whole grain pasta - 200g
🦪 Oysters - 23g
🌻 Sunflower seeds - 25g
NOUMEN protects against stress factors and environmental influences
At NOUMEN, protection from stressors and environmental factors is especially important to us. We have formed our de-stressing routines so that you can not only increase your performance, but also get enough rest and protection. Protecting your skin is an important part of your selfcare routine. That's why we've created NOUMEN Skincare, a holistic offering to help you with your skincare routine.
Besides the right skincare routine, nutrition also plays a crucial role. Due to its positive properties, zinc is included in the NOUMEN Skin supplements. Thus, you can take 15 mg of zinc with one capsule, which is about the amount of zinc you should take as a man per day.