ZINC - Common use: Supports the immune system; maintains healthy vision; supports prostate health; essential mineral for proper insulin activity and wound healing.
Zinc Improves Mental Performance in 7th Graders
The results of a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed seventh graders given 20mg Zinc, five days per week for 10-12 weeks, demonstrated improvement in mental performance, responded more quickly and accurately on memory tasks and with more sustained attention, than their classmates who received no additional Zinc.
A risk of Zinc deficiency is particularly high in adolescents because they're undergoing rapid growth and often have poor eating habits.
Previous studies have show that Zinc is needed for growth and immune function, and may be important for eye-hand coordination and reasoning in young children.
Zinc is also necessary for memory, muscle strength and endurance in adults.