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zinc
A bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated. Zinc can inhibit the absorption of copper into the body, so if you are taking it for an extended period, you should ensure that you are also getting enough copper as well.

Foods high in zinc: green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, miso, tofu, legumes and wheat germ.
Zinc is helpful in the following conditions:
hemorrhoids, hair loss, acne, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, prostate problems, Rosacea, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, eczema, male and female infertility, kidney stones, and Lupus.

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