Zinc is essential for human health, it is the 2nd most abundant metal in the body after iron.
The mineral is important for immune function, egg fertilization, white blood cell formation cell division, and a host of other enzymatic reactions.
Foods rich in zinc contain lean meat and seafood. Oysters are mainly rich in zinc.
Zinc is a chemical element with symbol Zn, atomic number 30. It is the 1st element in group 12 of the periodic table.
In some respects, zinc is chemically same to magnesium: both elements exhibit only one normal oxidation state (+2), and the Zn2+ and Mg2+ ions are of the same size.
Zinc is the 24th abundant element in Earth’s crust and has 5 stable isotopes.