Zinc is an essential mineral that is tied to the activity of over 100 enzymes, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division! 3 oz of Alaskan King Crab contains 6.5 mg of zinc… that’s 60% of your daily value in just a few bites!
Issues like Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diabetes can reduce zinc absorption and those individuals will require even more Zinc. Since Zinc is more bioavailable in seafood and animal proteins, those that are vegetarian or vegan can require up to 50% more of the recommended daily intake.
Zinc insufficiency or deficiency can lead to hair loss, impotence, lowered immune function.
But remember, balance is key, so more zinc is not necessarily better! Getting zinc through your food (like King Crab!) and not overdoing supplements is important. The upper limit for Zinc intake is 40mg per day, so be sure not to overdo a good thing.
Omega 3’s are a specific fatty acid found in high amounts in fatty fish (like our King Salmon!) These are incredibly important components that form the structure of our cell membranes, and have incredible influence over the body’s cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, and endocrine systems. DHA in particular is found in high amounts in the eyes, brain and sperm.
An insufficiency or deficiency in Omega 3’s can cause rough, scaly skin and dermatitis, as well as lead to impaired visual or brain function or reduced immune response.
Men - ask your doctor at your next physical to order an omega 3 blood test, otherwise known as an “Omega 3 Index” or an “Omega Check” in order to see how you're doing with your omega 3’s!
For Father’s Day (or any day) our King of the Sea Bundle that includes both Alaskan Red King Crab and Wild Alaskan King Salmon will not only be delicious and impressive on your table, but will cover your needs for both Zinc and Omega 3’s!