In addition to improving the quality of semen, zinc is also particularly outstanding in protecting the prostate. In the body of patients with prostatitis, the zinc content is only 1/10 of that of normal people.
Two Canadian scientists have conducted in-depth research on human and animal prostate to identify the differences in mineral composition. They found that a high amount of zinc was stored in the healthy prostate, and the zinc content was higher than that of other organs and tissues. More importantly, the content of zinc in the prostate gland with malignant symptoms decreased. The two scientists did not further explore the reason, but they believe that the health of the prostate is closely related to the zinc content.
Others have found that semen itself is rich in zinc. Three foreign doctors used radioactive zinc elements to conduct experiments, and their conclusion was that "the zinc content of sperm is higher than that of any other organ of the human body, but the zinc content in the testis is relatively poor". From this point of view, the role of the prostate seems to be imagined as a storage or supply station for zinc. When ejaculation begins, zinc is injected into semen, which may be the basic component of semen.
Since the 1960s, zinc has been gradually valued by the medical community. Some studies have found that zinc has a considerable relationship with human sexual ability and fertility. Lack of zinc can lead to sexual dysfunction. If the patient is allowed to eat a "restricted zinc diet" for a long time, the number of sperm in men will decrease and the sexual desire of women will decrease. "Zinc" also has a protective effect on tissues, so it is better to supplement zinc for patients undergoing hemodialysis or maintaining nutrition through intravenous injection for a long time to avoid related complications.
Other scholars have found an interesting phenomenon that drinking alcoholic beverages will promote the excretion of zinc, and habitual drinkers often lack zinc. A French scholar believed that the content of zinc was sufficient to control the physiological state of the prostate. If the zinc content of the prostate is 35% lower than the normal level, slight swelling will occur; If it is reduced by 38%, it will cause chronic prostatitis; If it is reduced by 2/3, it may develop to. He believes that the reason for zinc deficiency in modern diet is that the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and highly toxic pesticides in modern agriculture has reduced the zinc content in crops and indirectly caused zinc deficiency in sexual animals.
Recently, according to Professor Heston of Washington University in St. Louis, USA, the zinc content in patients with prostatitis is only 1/10 of that of normal people, so the inflammation itself is closely related to the zinc in prostate fluid. The current hypothesis is that the prostate fluid of normal people and dogs contains a strong antibacterial factor, which has a bactericidal effect and is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria that cause genital and urinary system infection, and this antibacterial factor is probably a zinc salt. In patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis, the content of zinc decreased significantly, and the antibacterial ability also weakened or disappeared. Therefore, zinc salt has a natural defense mechanism, which can resist the ascending (refers to the organs above the prostate) infection of the reproductive system.