This essential mineral may not be as popular as calcium or iron, but one cannot underestimate the functions of zinc. It is essential for wound healing, for maintaining a strong and healthy immune system, and for the development of muscles in growing children.

We may not need too much of this in the body but a small amount can do wonders, especially if you like working out. Bodybuilders use this mineral for increased testosterone in the body for energy and endurance.

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