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Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body and it is needed for immune function, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and much more. Zinc plays a key role in maintaining vision, and it is present in high concentrations in the eye. Low zinc levels can be associated with male infertility, sickle cell disease, HIV, major depression, and type 2 diabetes, and can be fought by taking a zinc supplement. Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing. It is also used for boosting the immune system, treating the common cold and recurrent ear infections, and preventing lower respiratory infections. It is also used for malaria and other diseases caused by parasites. Zinc is used for an eye disease called macular degeneration, for night blindness, and for cataracts. Zinc is also used for asthma; diabetes; high blood pressure; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Other uses include treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), blunted sense of taste (hypogeusia), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), severe head injuries, Crohnís disease, Alzheimerís disease, Down syndrome, Hansenís disease, ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcers and promoting weight gain in people with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. Zinc fights benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (ED), weak bones (osteoporosis), rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle cramps associated with liver disease. Athletes may use zinc for improving athletic performance and strength.
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SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, take one tablet daily, preferably with a meal.