Why zinc is so important in the production of testosterone. The answer is very simple: zinc is a building material for the testosterone molecule. Simply speaking there is no zinc - there is no testosterone.
The main properties of zinc:
1. Is a building material for the testosterone molecule.
2. Supports about 500 biochemical reactions
3. Increases sperm motility
4. Suppresses the enzyme aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen
5. Promotes rapid healing of wounds.
6. Strengthens the immune system, has an antiviral effect
Why not enough zinc?
It is rather difficult to get a daily dose of zinc from products, besides a number of substances affect its absorption. For example, phytin contained in plants - in germinating barley, rye, cereal grains, soy beans, beet leaves, etc., reduces zinc absorption. Calcium contained mainly in dairy products reduces the absorption of zinc by half. Alcohol, coffee and strong tea remove zinc from the body.
In our ecological situation, almost everyone lacks zinc, so you should take care of the presence in the diet of foods containing zinc or artificially introducing zinc into the body in the form of dietary supplements or vitamin-mineral complexes .
Sources of Natural Zinc Content
Products containing zinc: seafood (shrimps, squid, anchovies), fish (trout, perch, saury, salmon), oysters, parsley, garlic, wheat bran, nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts), pumpkin and sunflower seeds .
Daily dose of zinc for men: 15-20 mg.
High-dose zinc is toxic. Therefore, do not exceed the dose specified in the preparation. You should also remember to take certain foods that reduce the absorption of zinc. Do not take zinc with dairy products, coffee, alcohol and strong tea.