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Zinc - The Importance of Zinc

Zinc is a critical mineral in maintaining neurological health, bone and skin health, immune system and digestive health.
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Why Take Zinc?
Zinc Functions In The Body
Food Sources of Zinc

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency
Testing for Zinc Deficiency
Supplementing With Zinc

Videos To Watch:
Facts About Zinc Deficiency
Dr. Mercola Talks About Zinc
Gluten Causes Zinc Deficiency
Zinc and Inflammation with Janet Ludwig, PhD

Why Take Zinc?

  • The body has no specialized zinc storage system, so daily intake of zinc in the diet or with supplementation is required.
  • The #1 deficiencies in America are Vitamin D, zinc, magnesium and thiamin (Vitamin B1).
  • Zinc can be depleted by sugar consumption, exercise and sweating and stress.
  • It is naturally present in some foods, added to others and is used as a dietary supplement.
  • Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism and is required for the activity of approximately 200 enzymes.
  • 67% of those with gluten issues are zinc deficient.
  • Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.
  • It is required for proper sense of taste and smell.
  • Copper displaces and lowers zinc and iron displaces and lowers zinc.
  • We need zinc for wound healing, protein synthesis, muscle contractions and skin health.
  • Zinc plays an important role in blood sugar control, weight control and diabetes
  • Zinc is important in thyroid health, for sex hormones, and fertility
  • Important for immunity and protection against yeast infections
  • Helps with mental alertness and brain function, as well as sleep

Zinc Functions In The Body

Here are some of the areas where the zinc is involved:

  • Brain function

  • Blood clotting and platelet formation

  • DNA and RNA synthesis

  • Folate is made available through zinc enzyme reactions

  • Gene expression

  • Growth and development of children

  • Hormone synthesis

  • Immune system function

  • Nervous system function

  • Testosterone and semen formation

  • Vitamin A synthesis

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency: Here Are some of the Main Symptoms

  • Inflammation of your nail cuticles
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Low sex drive
  • Miscarriage(s)
  • Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia) in pregnancy and post-natal depression
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome, cramps
  • Premature aging
  • Pyroluria
  • Slow wound healing
  • Skin dryness and rashes
  • Stretch marks
  • Weakened immune system

Food Sources of Zinc: These are the 28 foods highest in zinc, in order:

  1. Oysters
  2. Salmon
  3. Pumpkin seeds
  4. Squash seeds
  5. Dark Chocolate
  6. Garlic
  7. Sesame Seeds
  8. Watermelon seeds
  9. Wheat germ
  10. Chickpeas
  11. Shrimp
  12. Crab
  13. Organic Beef
  14. Beef Liver
  1. Lima beans
  2. Egg yolks
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Turkey
  5. Lobster
  6. Spinach
  7. Lamb
  8. Kidney beans
  9. Peanuts
  10. Tahini
  11. Flax seeds
  12. Pork
  13. Brewers Yeast
  14. Brown rice

Testing for Zinc Deficiency

Supplementing Zinc

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  • Most adults can safely start with30 mg/day of Zinc.
  • It is a good idea to introduce zinc gradually and to take zinc with or after food.
  • B-6 is very helpful in enhancing the utilization of Zinc; without an indication of B-6 deficiency, limit B-6 to about 200 mg/day.
  • Sometimes very high zinc dosages are required to normalize blood Zinc levels.
  • Consult with a skilled homeopath for guidance on how much to dose and what type of zinc is best absorbed.

The Facts About Zinc Deficiency
(5:17 minutes)

 

Dr. Mercola Talks About Zinc
(8:17 minutes)

 

Gluten Causes Zinc Deficiency
(4:30 minutes)

 

Zinc and Inflammation with Janet Ludwig, PhD
(1:01:38 minutes)

 




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