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Zinc is involved in many biochemical pathways, including DNA and protein synthesis. It plays a critical role in immune function, growth and visual function, hearing, and taste sensation. Zinc also acts as an antioxidant which has an anti-inflammatory effect. It has been recommended for expectant mothers as pregnancy can result in a zinc deficiency and zinc is essential for proper fetus development. Additionally, it has been shown to support healthy prostate and liver function. *