Spruce is a source of zinc, a natural antioxidant. Benefits of zinc include helping support a strong immune system, skin integrity, as well as  a host of other benefits for both men and women.

zinc benefits

Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy and plays many vital roles in the body. Zinc is considered an essential nutrient – this means the body can’t make or store it, and we need to consume it regularly in our diets. Zinc is technically a mineral as opposed to a vitamin. Minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water and are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals, whereas vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals).


Zinc benefits many bodily processes and is especially well known for its role in child development. It’s considered essential that children have adequate zinc levels because not having enough of it can impact the rate at which they grow and increase the chance of them developing infections, diarrhoea and respiratory diseases.

Zinc fact: zinc is the second-most-abundant trace mineral in your body — after iron — and is present in every cell.

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benefits of zinc

Spruce is a source of zinc we and include zinc in Spruce’s multivitamin formula due to the sheer extent and significance of zinc’s benefits. One of zinc’s key functions is its role in supporting the immune system. Zinc is known to stimulate particular immune cells and reduce oxidative stress, which is why it is an antioxidant.Similarly, zinc is excellent for healing wounds and helping maintain skin integrity and structure. Zinc also helps reduce levels of certain inflammatory proteins in your body, and frequently used to help treat ailments such as acne.

Key benefits of Zinc:

  • Helps boost immunity and protection from infection
  • Helps encourage wound healing
  • Reduce oxidative stress and reduce inflammatory
  • Maintaining healthy skin and tissues
  • Facilitating normal growth and development of children
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More Key benefits of Zinc...

  • Supports DNA synthesis and cell division
  • Controls blood sugar level and regulating blood pressure
  • Support fertility in men and women
  • Helps normal psychological performance and cognitive well-being
  • Reduction in fatigue and supports energy-yielding metabolism and carb processing

Zinc also plays an important role in controlling blood sugar levels (which can help with controlling diabetes) regulating hormones, regulating blood pressure and reducing fatigue. And perhaps one of the less known benefits of zinc is its role fertility for both males and females. Zinc really does it all!

Sources of Zinc

Zinc is naturally found in a wide range of food. Red meats and shellfish are an excellent source of zinc. Vegetables such as potato, green beans and kale also contain zinc. While legumes, nuts, seeds and grains also contain zinc.


The RDA, or NRV (Nutritional Reference Value), for zinc in adults is 10 mg (milligram) daily in the UK and EU. One made up Spruce contains 1.5mg (15% of NRV), meaning you can enjoy multiple Spruce drinks in a day.

You can go above the RDA but most national health agencies agree you shouldn’t go beyond 40mg a day. It is always best to check with a doctor before taking a supplement, especially if you have an existing health condition, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.