Did you know Zinc fights disease and protects the immune system? This essential trace mineral assists in wound healing including burns.
Zinc is present in all body tissues and is involved in many functions within the body. Zinc is essential also for the functioning of the skins oil glands. I find most acne clients are highly deficient in Zinc and therefore recommend they increase their intake of Zinc-rich foods or take a Zinc supplement.
The best sources of zinc is natural, unprocessed food. Wheat bran, Wheat germ, Brewers Yeast and pumpkin seeds are usually high in Zinc however making sure your foods are organic is advised as zinc can be exhausted from soil in over- farmed crops.
Recommended daily allowance for adults is 12 mg a day for women and 15mg a day for men.
If you have poor wound healing capacity, I would consider taking a Zinc supplement as it has shown to increase the healing time and provide a more structured collagen network giving your scar a more even and firm appearance.
Do you take Zinc on a daily basis? Or do you rely on Zinc-rich foods to provide you with your Zinc dose? What foods do you love to eat for your Zinc?