- Ergh… another gym-fail day. Super-busy at work, so I decided to prioritise my work over my health — one of the key things that I promised myself not to do.
- Should I be taking supplements? If your diet is balanced and you’re getting heaps of all the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to be at its best, then you probably don’t need to take any supplements. If however you’re juggling work and a social life, sometimes you’re stressed and a bit rushed — often grabbing food on the go, eating out a lot or getting lots of exercise, then you may need to boost your intake of a few essentials to help your body along. A supplement that you might want to consider is Zinc. Zinc is an essential mineral which is necessary for the function of the immune system and for cell division. It is also needed for healthy skin and to help with wound healing.
Red meats, especially beef, lamb and liver have some of the highest concentrations of zinc in food. Symptoms of a deficiency in Zinc can include, diarrhoea, impotence, alopecia, eye and skin lesions, impaired appetite, altered cognition, defects in carbohydrate utilisation, and depressed immunity. Animals with a diet deficient in zinc require twice as much food in order to attain the same weight gain as animals given sufficient zinc — so if you’re looking to build muscle mass then adding a zinc supplement to your diet could be a good starting point.
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