Why zinc is so important for us

Zinc supports our body’s normal functions in many ways. Here’s what you need to know about this valuable mineral.

Zinc acts like a tiny but mighty worker, busily playing multiple roles, including maintaining our general health and wellbeing.

Since our bodies can’t make it, zinc can only be obtained through a well-balanced diet and, in some cases, supplementation.

Is it time for you to consider the functions of zinc?

How zinc supports our bodies

Zinc is found naturally in our cells and is involved in many processes in the body.[1]

One of zinc’s important jobs is supporting the health of our immune system – particularly pertinent in the colder months of the year!

Zinc is also important for supporting smell and taste sensations.

What’s more, this nutrient also supports minor wound healing and maintains our skin health.

But that’s not all that zinc does.

Zinc also supports reproductive system health, and helps with the metabolism of glucose, sugar and carbohydrates.

It really is a multi-tasker!

Good ways to get zinc

Oysters are a particularly rich source of zinc.

Not keen on the mollusc with a distinctive taste and texture?

Other food sources of zinc include milk and cheese, poultry, wholegrains, red meat, shellfish, and cereals with added zinc.[2]

For vegetarians, foods to add to the shopping list include legumes, nuts, seeds and eggs – all sources of zinc.[3]

How a zinc supplement can support your health

Swisse Ultiboost Zinc+ 180 Tablets is a premium quality, daily supplement that contains zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B6, plus magnesium.

Zinc maintains immune system health, skin health and wound healing.

Zinc also supports reproductive system health, maintains taste and smell sensations and helps glucose, sugar and carbohydrate metabolism.

Take one Swisse Ultiboost Zinc+ tablet daily, during or immediately after a meal or as directed by a health care professional.

*This post is brought to you by Swisse Ultiboost Zinc+ 180 Tablets. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.


[1] Health Direct, Zinc and your health, retrieved April 2024 from https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/zinc

[2] Better Health, Vitamins and minerals, retrieved April 2024 from https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/Vitamins-and-minerals#zinc

[3] Dietitians Australia, Diet and nutrition health advice, What is a vegetarian diet?, retrieved April 2024 from https://dietitiansaustralia.org.au/health-advice/vegetarian-diet

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