Home > Diet and nutrition > Vitamins, minerals and supplements Updated 14 February 2013 What is zinc? Zinc is a mineral distributed in the body’s organs, tissues and fluids, and is crucial for the proper function of more than 70 enzymes. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Zinc is a mineral distributed in the body’s organs, tissues and fluids, and is crucial for the proper function of more than 70 enzymes. NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 More: Diet and nutritionVitamins, minerals and supplements advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.