Zinc is an essential mineral that is involved in more than 200 enzymatic reactions in the body. Zinc is necessary for normal cell division and growth and immune system function. Zinc also supports digestion, detoxification, and metabolism. Zinc may support skin, hair, and nail health and has been shown to aid with wound healing.

Health Claims:

  • Contributes to cell protection from free radicals
  • Contributes to normal acid-base metabolism
  • Contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
  • Contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
  • Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
  • Contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids
  • Contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A
  • Contributes to normal protein synthesis
  • Contributes to normal skin structure and wound healing
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
  • Necessary for normal cell division
  • Necessary for normal immune system function

Natural Sources: Red meat, shellfish, legumes, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, pine nuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds, dairy, eggs, whole grains, potatoes, green beans, kale, dark chocolate.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Wessels I, Maywald M, Rink L. Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017 Nov 25;9(12):1286. doi: 10.3390/nu9121286. PMID: 29186856; PMCID: PMC5748737.

Maywald M, Wessels I, Rink L. Zinc Signals and Immunity. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Oct 24;18(10):2222. doi: 10.3390/ijms18102222. PMID: 29064429; PMCID: PMC5666901.

Prasad AS. Discovery of human zinc deficiency: its impact on human health and disease. Adv Nutr. 2013 Mar 1;4(2):176-90. doi: 10.3945/an.112.003210. PMID: 23493534; PMCID: PMC3649098.

Further Reading

Zinc: Everything You Need to Know

Written by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

November 4, 2018

What Are Zinc Supplements Good For? Benefits and More

Written by Rachael Link, MS, RD

January 10, 2019

Health Benefits of Zinc

By Paul Rogers. Fact checked by Shereen Lehman, MS.

June 5, 2020