The powerful benefits of Zinc on your health and hormones
Not feeling yourself lately?
Things not going so well in the bedroom?
It could be the result of low testosterone levels!
As we’ve found in our recent posts exploring the ingredients within TESTO®, certain minerals and superfoods like Fenugreek, Selenium, and Korean Ginseng can be the key to improving your overall health and wellbeing.
That trend continues today as we take a look at Zinc. This amazing trace element has a lot to offer the guys out there - yes, we’re talking about you! - who are looking to support fertility, immunity, and testosterone. Let’s take a look.
What is Zinc?
Zinc is a trace element that is responsible for over 100 chemical responses in the body, even though they aren’t actually capable of creating - or storing - this essential mineral. Instead, you can get it from a variety of natural foods such as red meat, shellfish, nuts, and seeds.
You only need a small amount of Zinc to see the benefits, however a lot of people still lack the adequate daily intake. That’s why it’s recommended to take zinc in supplement form. Men should have around 11 milligrams of Zinc per day.
Let’s explore the four major reasons why you need to up your Zinc intake!
1. Testosterone levels
The ever-important issue of low testosterone is first on our list.
Age has shown to be a major factor in low testosterone, with levels slowly decreasing after the age of 30. However certain medications as well as health conditions such as obesity can also contribute.
If you’ve suffered from low testosterone, you’ll know the feeling; low energy levels, a lack of sex drive, and even erectile dysfunction.
Simple lifestyle changes can significantly improve testosterone levels, and this is where zinc works its magic. Studies on men show that regular zinc supplementation improves testosterone levels as well as thyroid function.
2. Prostate health
You can’t ignore the benefits of a healthy prostate.
While prostate problems typically occur in older men, it’s never too early to start taking care of your prostate. The unpleasant symptoms of an enlarged prostate such as frequent urination - and difficulty in doing so - are frustrating to deal with and can ruin your chances of a good night’s sleep.
Zinc is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that may help to reduce the risk of developing an enlarged prostate and ensure everything remains in working order.
3. Immune system
Who doesn’t love a good immune-boosting mineral?
With winter fast approaching, we’re reminded of zinc’s powerful ability to fight ills and chills. That’s why it’s such a great supplement to keep in the medicine cabinet.
Zinc is ‘lured’ to bacteria and viruses where it breaks down the microbes, making them less able to spread. Zinc supports and strengthens your immune response, preventing it from becoming overwhelmed and ensuring it is fighting fit all year round.
4. Erectile dysfunction and sexual performance
They’re two conditions no man wants to think about…
...erectile dysfunction and sexual performance issues.
Of the external factors that affect these issues, nutrition is high on the list.
Zinc is responsible for keeping a large number of our body’s functions healthy; this includes your sexual health. Men with zinc deficiency may also experience low sperm count and infertility.
We explored nutrition in a previous post which highlighted how your diet can have a huge impact on libido and sexual performance. The reason? Healthy foods are loaded with essential nutrients - like Zinc - that gives you what you need to be at your healthiest in and out of the bedroom.
Zinc keeps you and your testosterone levels healthy
Understanding the role zinc plays in improving overall health and hormone function, we know how important it is for men to their daily intake. Supplementation is the easiest way to promote healthy zinc levels, and that’s why this amazing trace mineral remains a critical ingredient in our formulation.