Dr. Dale's Nano Ionic Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a crucial role in the body. It is necessary for maintaining the integrity of the immune system and has been shown to improve white cell count and antibody production in healthy elderly individuals. Zinc is involved in basic cellular functions such as DNA replication, RNA transcription, cell division, and cell activation. It promotes wound healing, testosterone production, tissue repair, and growth. Additionally, zinc is important for vision and the conversion of Vitamin A to its biologically active form. It also influences the function of insulin and may enhance the biologic potency of insulin in vivo.
Zinc deficiency can greatly reduce the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein, leading to impaired cellular division, growth, and repair. Deficiency in zinc has been linked to various conditions such as Wilson's disease, sickle cell disease, chronic kidney disease, and chronic liver disease.
Zinc is present in all tissues and fluids of the body, with an estimated total body content of approximately 2g. The recommended dietary allowance for adults is 12mg for women and 15mg for men. During pregnancy and lactation, a woman's requirements for zinc increase. Strenuous exercise can also increase zinc loss through sweating and increased excretion, thereby increasing the need for zinc in athletes. It is recommended to maintain a ratio of zinc to copper of about seven to one, aligning with the ratio of recommended dietary allowances (RDAs).