Zinc for Men
Men require more zinc than women. Why?
Experts say a healthy prostrate gland is linked directly to zinc. Though inconclusive, many experts agree that the vitamin may be helpful in staving off infection and inflammation in the prostate gland in the case of older men.
In regard to sexual health, zinc aids in the manufacture of testosterone. When a man has a shortage of zinc, he may experience a loss of libido, low sperm count and other sexual problems. Also, when a man ejaculates, zinc leaves the body because it is contained in the sperm that swims to the egg.
Men should discuss their zinc levels with their doctor if they're experiencing any of the above problems.
It seems that the level of zinc can very much control a man's sexual mood and function. According to Healthy Soul, "every ejaculation accounts for 1.5 mg of zinc lost! Zinc is stored by the prostate gland and if it is deficient, sperm count is reduced and it can cause impotence, mental lethargy, emotional problems and a lack of libido."
Interestingly enough, there is a lot of zinc in oysters, hence the reason for oysters being commonly referred to as a natural aphrodisiac.
In women, sexual function is not determined by zinc, and obviously, women do not have a prostate. Thus, now you know why men need more zinc than women. Men should discuss the best diet plan with their doctor to find the right level of zinc for their needs.