1. Reduces detrimental effects of long-term inflammation.
  2. Helps body use calcium in bones.
  3. Major immune system protector helping “fight” infections, autoimmune diseases and allergies.
  4. Needs zinc to deliver its message to the gene (genomic signaling).
  5. Also delivers signals without genes (non-genomic signaling)
  6. Protects against pathogens like viruses.

Mini Rev Med Chem. 2015;15(11):953-63. Cellular Immunology Laboratory, Division of Cell Biology, Center for Basic Research, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece