Zinc (亜鉛)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • Zinc is a nutrient rich in animal foods, whole grains
  • Approximately 2 g is present in the body of an adult
  • Absorption rate from food is 30%
  • Enable enzymes in the body to work normally
  • Zinc exists mainly in the liver, kidney, teeth, bones, muscles, etc.
  • Tannin, caffeine and others are discharged outside the body
  • Absorption rate rises by taking vitamin C together with organic acid

Function of nutrients

  • Enable enzymes in the body to work normally
  • Activate metabolism
  • Protect the body from oxidation
  • Synthesis and activation of hormones and physiologically active substances
  • Detoxification of alcohol
  • Allergy suppression

When nutrients are deficient

  • Cell division is not normally performed
  • Skin roughness, hair loss, abnormality of nails, abnormality of taste
  • Delayed healing of injury, anemia, reduction of immunity
  • Growth defective during growth period
  • Anorexia

When nutrients overdose

  • There is no worry of excessive disease if you have a normal meal
  • Due to overdose in supplements
    Nausea, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders, anemia

Food that contains a lot of Zinc

Foodstuff Ingredient per 100g (mg)
Oyster (boiled) 18.3
Oyster (raw) 14.5
Oyster 11.9
Smoked lever (pork) 8.7
dried young anchovies 7.9
Ground beef 7.6
Natural cheese / parmesan 7.3
sardine 6.6
Beef spencer-roll (Boiled) 6.5
Beef top-round (Boiled) 6.4
king-crab(Boiled in water) 6.3
japanese-bay-scallop (raw) 6.1

Summary

  • Approximately 2 g is present in the body of an adult
  • Absorption rate from food is 30%
  • It is rich in animal foods and whole grains
  • Activate metabolism
  • Protect the body from oxidation
  • Absorbency of zinc rises by applying lemon juice to oysters
  • Zinc is involved in alcoholysis
  • There is a possibility that it may be deficient by taking too much alcohol