The role of Zinc in our bodies
Zinc plays a vital role in cellular processes, such as the humoral and cell-mediated immune defense. The normal activity of special immune cells and biological activity in a series of lymphokines can only be maintained when Zinc is present in adequate concentrations.
Additionally, your body uses Zinc in cell production, healing wounds, and the functioning of the immune system. There is still much more to learn about Zinc, but we know that it is an essential part of growth, sexual development, and reproduction. Almost all of the cells in your body contain this mineral, and we need it for proper growth and development. It also plays a vital role as a catalyst in many reactions for close to a hundred enzymes.
Signs of Zinc deficiency
When Zinc is deficient, your body can’t produce healthy, new cells. This leads to symptoms such as:
How Zinc and Quercetin work together in the body.
Quercetin is a Zinc Ionophore.This means that it helps with the absorption of Zinc. The mineral is a positively charged ion, making it difficult to penetrate a fat-soluble membrane cell wall that is typically not permeable to positively charged ions. Quercetin opens up the channel to let the Zinc enter the cell.
RDA: The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults 19+ years is 11 mg a day for men and 8 mg for women. Pregnancy and lactation require slightly more at 11 mg and 12 mg, respectively.
Upper Limit: The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is the maximum daily intake unlikely to cause harmful effects on health. The National Institutes of Health considers 40 mg of zinc a day the upper limit dose for adults. ImmuneX365 provides you with thirty mg of Zinc daily.