Zinc is an essential antioxidant mineral found in almost every cell in the human body. It is important for general health and especially for insulin production, hormonal regulation, male fertility, eye and skin health, and immune function. Although it is difficult to measure zinc levels due to the distribution of this mineral in the body, it is likely that a large percentage of North American adults have minimal or inadequate zinc intake. Signs of zinc deficiency can include white spots on the nails, cravings (streaks of skin around the nail), hair loss, dry skin, frequent colds, poor healing of wounds and acne. The risk of suboptimal zinc levels increases in the elderly, vegetarians and vegans, people with digestive or gastrointestinal disorders or kidney or liver disease, and in pregnant or breastfeeding women. . In addition, high doses of iron and some common drugs such as antibiotics and diuretics have a negative effect on zinc levels. Sisu Zinc Lozenges provide a high dose of zinc in a convenient and delicious lozenge that can be taken year round for hair, skin and nail enhancement, or as additional support during the season. colds and flu to strengthen your immune system and improve resistance to infection.