Why you need Zinc?

More than 100 different types if enzymes in your body depend on zinc to work properly. Here's just one example : you need zinc to make the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, which breaks down alcohol. If you're deficient in zinc, your body can't process alcohol and you get very drunk on just a small amount.

You also need zinc to make many hormones, including the ones that tell your immune system what to do when you're under attack from germs. Zinc is also really important for healthy skin and for healing wounds. Several studies have shown that patients recovering from surgery heal faster if they get enough zinc.