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Why zinc is so important to our health

What’s so great about zinc?

Q: Whenever I have a cold, I take zinc. But what else does it do? Why is it in multivitamins?

Dr. Wright: As you mentioned, zinc is an excellent cold preventative and remedy, but its benefits go well beyond that single use. Zinc is an essential mineral for human health. In fact, humans literally can’t even start to grow from an initial single cell without adequate zinc. Zinc also helps improve prostate, skin, hearing, and vision problems.

To read more about zinc’s many uses, refer back to the June 2007 issue of Nutrition & Healing. Subscribers can download and view this issue free by visiting and logging on to the archives with the username and password listed on page 8 of your most recent newsletter.