Zinc is an essential mineral that can be found in traces in our bodies. Among other things, it is important for the functioning of our immune system and metabolism. It has a particularly positive effect on the condition of our skin, it is especially important if you have sensitive skin.
Zinc and skin disorders
According to a review of a research from 2014 , in a case where zinc – sulfate has been added to a cream used by people with chronic hand eczema, there was a statistically significant improvement in the skin conditions of the subjects, compared to the cream without zinc sulfate. The researchers also pointed out that zinc oxide, with its strong antibacterial and antioxidant effects, contributes to the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
A study from 2016  concluded that zinc deficiency and atopic dermatitis have many common characteristics and pattern-related relationships.
Zinc and eczema
Eczema can be highly unpleasant and can give the feeling of unbearable itching. Studies have shown that zinc is an excellent treatment in cases of itchy skin, because it inhibits mast cell degranulation and reduces the secretion of histamine, which can contribute to itching.
Regardless of having sensitive skin or not, all skin products may potentially have side effects.
If you buy new, usually cosmetic product, you can do a skin test in order to identify possible allergic reactions. Choose an easily visible area such as the inside of your hand or wrist. Apply a small amount the product on the selected area and wait for 24 hours.
If redness, hives or rash appear, do not use the product again. If you do not notice any side effects, consider applying the product to other parts of the body.
Always read the label to determine if the product has any known allergens.
In the early stages, zinc deficiency is similar to the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Zinc deficiency is characterized by the inability of your body to produce new, healthy cells.
Symptoms of zinc deficiency may include:
- loss of appetite
- impaired immune function
- wounds that do not heal
- unexplained weight loss
- lack of alertness / constant drowsiness
- hair loss
- reduced sense of smell
- reduced sense of taste
Zinc deficiency can be easily addressed through dietary changes or dietary supplements.
BiVits Zinc provides daily needs for zinc in just one tablet.
Zinc is recommended for:
- improving the optimal function of the immune system
- improving conditions of the skin, hair and nails
- normal DNA synthesis and cell division
- optimal fertility and reproduction
- optimal cognitive functions (perception, thinking, memory, studying).