Zinc performs a vital role in supporting the body’s defense system, and is also related to the normal absorption and actions of most B vitamins. It is essential for over two dozen enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism, including carbonic anhydrase, which is vital to tissue respiration. Zinc is constituent for the normal storage and metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc plays an important role in collagen formation and healthy tissue development. Stress can deplete Zinc causing immune deficiencies and impairing wound healing abilities. This mineral also is essential for prostate health and sexual reproductive health.