Zinc is essential for human health, it is the 2nd  most abundant metal in the body after iron.

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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.

 

 

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