Is Zinc an essential mineral and where is found?
Yes, Zinc is classified as an essential mineral and is found in many foods. Foods that are rich in Zinc include milk, oysters, red meat, spinach, nuts, oats, and beans. Zinc is a mineral that experts say is deficient in many nutritional diets due to poor eating habits. Making sure we all get our Zinc is important to help support and elevate our level of muscle building. Many sports people, especially Body Builders, need to supplement with Zinc since many don't get enough in their diets. Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions, and aides the body in the actions of several hormones, such as growth hormone, testosterone, insulin, and estrogen. These actions are required by all serious sports people if maximum performance potential is to be achieved.
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