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    Zinc is essential to life.  Every cell requires zinc to multiply. Your body requires zinc to make white blood cells.  Zinc is essential for healthy skin.  It is a natural element found in every cell of your body, in the earth, in the food you eat and in products everywhere.

    Zinc is at the forefront of health research.   Zinc is vital during pregnancy.  It is essential for the developing fetus where cells are rapidly dividing.  

    A zinc deficiency is implicated in deteriorating vision that accompanies the aging process.  Zinc boosts brain activity.

    Zinc oxide has been used for years to soothe diaper rash and relieve itching.  

    Zinc stimulates the transport of Vitamin A from the liver to the skin. 

    Zinc gluconate lozenges taken at the first sign of a cold reduces duration and symptom severity by 42%.   Insufficient zinc has been linked to anorexia, which responds well to zinc replacement treatment.  Zinc abnormalities also often exist in mood disorder patients.   Zinc is a vital nutrient.  It stimulates growth, fights infection and heals wounds.

    Zinc is used throughout the world largely to protect steel against rust.  More than 5.2 million metric tons of zinc are consumed annually in the Western World.  Zincs unique properties allow it to be cast into an array of precision parts for automobiles, airplanes and appliances. 

    Brass, an alloy of zinc and copper, has been used for more than 3,000 years.  

    Zinc is recyclable.  More than one-third of the zinc consumed in North America is produced from recycled material. Over 2 million tons of zinc are recycled annually.  Zinc can be recycled again and again and still maintain its properties.  This means that zinc can be recycled forever.    

    The U.S. Penny is 98% zinc, with a copper coating.  

    Zinc powder is a component in alkaline batteries.  

    European-style zinc countertops, bars and other architectural accouterments are becoming the hot new trend among American restaurateurs.   

    The best source of zinc is lean red meats and seafoods, especially oysters.  

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