Zinc has been identified as a factor for many enzymes responsible for the synthesis, storage and release of insulin (83), with increases in lean body mass while fat mass either remains stable or decreases, depending on the degree of baseline zinc deficiency (84). With this evidence is has been shown that this ingredient is important for the growth and development of body tissues.
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84 – Prasad, A. S. (1991). Discovery of human zinc deficiency and studies in an experimental human model. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 53(2), 403-412.