Zinc may not be one of the more glamorous nutrients, but it should be.
Zinc is absolutely crucial to life. That said, most people are zinc deficient.
They may be highly functioning, but they are not truly healthy.
If the body does not have what it needs, things break down.
One of the most important functions of zinc is its role in supporting the immune system. It helps the body kill viruses and bacteria.
Read these articles to learn about zinc and how to make sure you are getting enough.
The mineral zinc is classified as an essential nutrient due to the vital functions it performs in our bodies. It is found in almost every cell of the body with highest concentrations in the liver, pancreas, kidney, bone, and muscle. High concentrations occur in the brain, middle ear, eye, prostate gland, sperm, skin, hair, and nails. This micronutrient is essential for the activity of approximately 100 enzymes. Enzymes promote biochemical reactions in the body.
Zinc supports a healthy immune system. It is needed for wound healing and DNA synthesis. It helps maintain our sense of taste and smell and is involved in energy metabolism, hemoglobin production, carbon dioxide transport, prostaglandin function, synthesis of collagen, protein synthesis, and vitamin Read more…
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Researchers in Switzerland have made the welcome discovery that the essential nutrient zinc effectively inhibits gastric acid secretion in humans.
The researchers were investigating whether zinc could lead to a rapid and sustained increase of stomach pH (more alkaline) in both animals and humans and provide a rapid acid suppression therapy. They demonstrated that zinc offers a new and prolonged therapy for Read more…
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- What is Zinc?
- What is Zinc Deficiency in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity?
- How Prevalent is Zinc Deficiency?
- How Does the Body Get Zinc?
- What Are the Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency?
- What Does Zinc Do in the Body?
- How Does Deficiency Develop In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
- Does Zinc Deficiency Respond To Gluten-Free Diet?
- Six Steps to Correct Zinc Deficiency: 1) Meeting or Exceeding RDA for Zinc. 2) Plant and Animal Sources of Zinc. 3) Foods to Avoid Because They Deplete Zinc or Interfere with Absorption. 4) Medications that Deplete or Interfere with Absorption. 5) Nutritional Supplements to Replenish Zinc. 6) Other Supplements that Deplete or Interfere with Zinc Absorption.