Zinc is essential
Zinc is literally “essential” in the sense that your body does not produce it but requires it for the maintenance of good health. It boosts your immune system, helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, keeps your thyroid functioning as it should, helps with reproductive health, wound healing, growth, taste, vision, and smell just to name a few benefits. A lot of big jobs for one unassuming mineral to take on!
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Causes and signs of zinc deficiency
Zinc deficiency, or any nutritional deficiency, occurs when there are insufficient levels to meet the body’s demand and can be caused by several factors.
How does zinc impact the immune system?
When it comes to your immune system, zinc is a foundational mineral, working hard to keep all of your immune cells primed and ready for action when needed. Let’s take a closer look.
Understanding zinc absorption
When it comes to zinc absorption, the form of zinc dictates how zinc is absorbed. There are two main classifications we can classify zinc to differentiate how it is absorbed.
Zinc deficiency and depression
Yes, supplemental zinc can positively affect your mood. In fact, there are a number of clinical studies that have evaluated zinc as a treatment for depression.
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Tune in with Holistic Nutritionist, Samantha Cohen, as she breaks down the importance of zinc, signs of a zinc deficiency, and foods rich in zinc.
Common questions about zinc
How does zinc help with immunity?
Zinc affects many aspects of immune system development and function and has been shown to work as a ‘gatekeeper’ for your immune system.
What are signs of zinc deficiency?
Loss of appetite, impaired immune function, hair loss or grey hair, delayed sexual maturation, weight loss or gain, delayed healing of wounds and more...
Does zinc help with the common cold?
Studies show that zinc has both direct & indirect antiviral effects. It interferes with viral replication & helps to stabilize cells to prevent viruses from attacking.
Is zinc bisglycinate the best form to take?
A study looked at zinc bisglycinate vs gluconate and how they differ for absorption and showed that zinc bislglycinate effectively changed zinc status better.
How does the body absorb zinc?
When it comes to zinc absorption, the form of zinc dictates how zinc is absorbed. We can classify zinc into, to differentiate how it is absorbed - salts & amino acid chelates.
Does zinc help with fertility?
An adequate supply of zinc preconceptionally has various benefits to your reproductive health. It is also essential for proper hormone production and ovulation.
What foods are high sources of zinc?
The most bioavailable food sources of zinc are meats, eggs, seafood, beans, nuts, seeds and legumes as they also contain the amino acids cysteine and methionine that improve its absorption.
Can I test for zinc deficiency?
There are numerous ways to test for optimal zinc levels; some tests are better for testing excess versus deficiency and there are key differences with each type of test.
Download this FREE zinc FAQ
Zinc is a mighty trace mineral that performs many jobs. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers found in this free guide:
- Are you susceptible to a deficiency in zinc?
- I’m trying to conceive, will zinc help me?
- How much zinc should I take?
- What are zinc's friends and zinc's rivals?
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