Zinc

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Zinc is a [[Transition elements|transition metal element]]<ref name="[1]">http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties</ref>, and has a atomic weight of 65.5<ref name="[2]">http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html</ref>.  
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Zinc is a [[Transition elements|transition metal element]]<ref name="[1]">http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties</ref>, and has a [[Atomic weight|atomic weight]] of 65.5<ref name="[2]">http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html</ref>.  
  
 
Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth&nbsp;and healing<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>. It is also used to treat disease such as [[Osteoporosis|osteoporosis]] and [[Wilson's Disease|wilson's disease]]<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>.  
 
Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth&nbsp;and healing<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>. It is also used to treat disease such as [[Osteoporosis|osteoporosis]] and [[Wilson's Disease|wilson's disease]]<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>.  
  
The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31g of zinc<ref name="[4]">http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html</ref>.  
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The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31 g of zinc<ref name="[4]">http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html</ref>.  
  
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Zinc has multiple functions and is vital in several processes in the body including:
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*maintenance of healthy bones, hair, nails, skin and vision
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*health of our reproductive system and healthy fertility
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*maintain our [[immune system|immune system]], where it is used to help prevent the chance of infection
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*required for the metabolism of [[Vitamin_A|Vitamin A]]
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*helps metabolise [[carbohydrates|carbohydrates]] so they can be converted into energy<ref>https://www.justvitamins.co.uk/Minerals/Zinc-10mg.aspx?bclid=true&amp;amp;amp;utm_source=bing&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;amp;amp;utm_campaign=Search%20Product%20Specific&amp;amp;amp;utm_term=10%20mg%20zinc&amp;amp;amp;utm_content=Zinc%2010mg#.WedfexQ2PjA</ref>
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=== References  ===
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Latest revision as of 16:22, 18 October 2017

Zinc is a transition metal element[1], and has a atomic weight of 65.5[2].

Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth and healing[3]. It is also used to treat disease such as osteoporosis and wilson's disease[3].

The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31 g of zinc[4].

Zinc has multiple functions and is vital in several processes in the body including:

References

  1. http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties
  2. http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html
  4. http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html
  5. https://www.justvitamins.co.uk/Minerals/Zinc-10mg.aspx?bclid=true&amp;amp;utm_source=bing&amp;amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;amp;utm_campaign=Search%20Product%20Specific&amp;amp;utm_term=10%20mg%20zinc&amp;amp;utm_content=Zinc%2010mg#.WedfexQ2PjA


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