Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system, growth, wound healing, reproduction, fertility and sense of taste and smell. Having a zinc deficiency puts you at risk of infectious disease, immune function problems and DNA damage.
Why Do I Need Zinc?
Zinc is found in cells all over your body, helping your system to function normally and contributing to division, growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates. The crucial mineral also helps with smell, taste, and infant development.
Benefits of Taking Zinc Tablets
What are zinc tablets good for, and could they possibly help you reach your health goals? Let’s find out.
Assists in Combating Acne – Zinc is also commonly used to promote skin health and treat common skin conditions like acne.
Helps to Protects against Cognitive Decline – A significant finding when you consider that Alzheimer’s disease has become an epidemic in developed countries, with zinc deficiency being one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the elderly.
Slows Macular Degeneration – A common eye disorder among people over the age of 50, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is often treated with zinc to help slow the progression of the disease.
Boosts Immune Health – A zinc supplement may help to promote immune function and fight inflammation.
When taken for at least 5 months, zinc may reduce your risk of becoming sick with the common cold. Taking zinc tablets* within 24 hours of experiencing cold symptoms surface may reduce how long the symptoms last and make the symptoms less severe.
*Supplementation beyond the RDA is not recommended.
So, How Do I Know If I Have A Zinc Deficiency?
A weak immune system
Frequent hay fever attacks
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Lack of concentration
How Do I Get More of It?
Animal proteins, such as beef, pork, lamb, oysters and chicken (the dark meat) are excellent food sources of zinc, while fruit and vegetables aren’t because the zinc in plant proteins is not as available for use by the body as the zinc from animal proteins.
Legumes, nuts, whole grains and ginger root are also good sources of zinc. You may also want to try quality supplements, such as Releaf Probiotic Active 12-strain – A 12-strain probiotic formulated with added vitamins, and also zinc to support the health of your body and brain.