Zinc Oxide !
WOW zinc plays such a big role in our health...this is very interesting info I think you will enjoy reading ! And there is so much to learn ... like for others to know what they are using and the benefits or problems that can go along with a product and its ingredients...
~Has a mild UV protection
~Known to soothe some skin irritations
~Zinc is important for clear skin
~Health conditions like rosacea, acne, lupus, celiac, eczema and psoriasis
~ Zinc can heal eczema lesions
~ One study showed that eczema patients have lower levels of essential minerals such as zinc, selenium and iron and wouldn't you know...those 3 minerals are involved in almost every metabolic process in the body.. selenium and zinc are needed for their antioxidant properties..the iron is required to maintain the oxygenation of every cell of the body.
~Zinc oxide cream is used for many things--cuts, burns, scrapes, poison ivy,preventing and treating diaper rash,
~Zinc picolinate seems to be the most easily absorbed form of zinc
~The best source of zinc is whole foods
~ Zinc may help manage or reduce symptoms of sickle cell anemia
~Provides a skin barrier to help prevent and help heal skin irritation.And mineral makeup contains a higher percentage of zinc oxide than your traditional makeup filled with toxins, it can be useful in calming irritated skin.
~ Zinc has been shown to promote the release of stomach acid (increased production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach can help restore the right growth environment for normal gut flora.. zinc can help treat leaky gut syndrome ).
~Zinc oxide work as a sunscreen~Zinc oxide is truly a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting the skin from UVA, UVB, and even UVC.safest, most effective active sunscreen ingredient available.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both physical sun blocks, so when they are both ingredients in mineral makeup an even application of mineral makeup provides some sun protection.these 2 ingredients work by reflecting the sun's ultraviolet radiation (UVR) away from our skin, (The chemical sunscreens absorb instead reflecting the ultraviolet radiation- UVR.
~Zinc helps boost the immune system~ it triggers the birth of white blood cells
~ Zinc is the second most abundant metal found in humans
~ Zinc and copper work together in the body
~applied to the skin for treating acne, aging skin, herpes simplex infections, and to speed wound healing
~Zinc is essential to all forms of life because of its role in cell replication,genes and cell growth .
~Do not take zinc on an empty stomach take it with a meal
~Eat pumpkin seeds to get zinc
~Used for centuries to treat many skin conditions ranging from rosacea to warts to infections and even hyperpigmentation.certain skin conditions may be your body’s way of telling you you’re not getting enough zinc
~Plays a key role in the proper functioning of insulin
~ Zinc may benefit children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
~ "Zinc reduces the amount of copper your body absorbs, and high doses of zinc can cause a copper deficiency. For that reason, many doctors recommend that you take 2 mg of copper along with a zinc supplement" University Of Maryland Medical Center Says-They also state that Wilson's Disease
Preliminary evidence suggests that zinc may help treat Wilson's disease, a condition which causes copper to build up in the body. Because zinc reduces how much copper the body absorbs, it may help reduce levels of copper in people with Wilson's disease.
~There’s a good chance you’re not getting enough zinc in your diet if:
** you have problems with diarrhea
** eye and skin conditions
** growth and development problems
** you have hangnails
** you have white spots on your fingernails
** hair loss
** you have acne
** you have hair loss
** you have dry skin
** you have frequent colds
** delayed wound healing
** loss of appetite
** mental slowness
** lack of menstrual period
** night blindness
Well I could go on and on about zinc lol...If you are still yearning for more information on zinc just do some research