Zinc

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What is Zinc?

Zinc is an essential mineral that is found naturally in some foods, used in cold remedy and lozenge formulations, and is available as a dietary supplement. It is involved in various aspects of cellular metabolism and is required to catalyze roughly one hundred enzymes critical to optimal bodily function. 

Zinc also plays an essential role in the following physiological processes:

  • Immunity
  • Protein synthesis
  • DNA synthesis
  • Wound healing
  • Cell division
  • Pregnancy growth and development
  • Childhood and adolescent growth and development
  • Taste and smell

Signs of Zinc Deficiency:

A lack of zinc can lead to signs and symptoms that include: 

  • Loss of appetite
  • Cravings for salty or sweet foods
  • Changes in ability to smell and taste
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive issues
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Fertility problems
  • Hormone problems
  • Menstruation issues
  • Menopause issues
  • Poor immunity
  • Poor memory
  • Low concentration
  • Poor wound healing 
  • Nerve dysfunction

Zinc Deficiency Causes:

Some causes of zinc deficiency can include:

  • Lack of dietary zinc
  • Poor gut health
  • Vegan and vegetarian diets
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Severe stomach-acid issues
  • Chronic digestive problems
  • Alcoholism
  • Use of birth control or hormone replacement drugs

Benefits of Zinc Supplementation:

Supplements can be used to top up zinc levels with benefits that include:  

  • Improved immunity
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced colds
  • Improved wound healing
  • Antiviral effects
  • Antioxidative effects
  • Improved hormone balance
  • Improved insulin balance
  • Blood vessel and heart support
  • Diarrhea prevention
  • Fertility support
  • Better nutrient absorption and digestion
  • Enhanced liver health
  • Improved muscle growth and repair
  • Eye and vision support
  • Decreased acne

Zinc dosage recommendations vary widely according to age, sex, and current condition. The US National Institute of Health recommends 2-13 mg per day, with some practitioners recommending up to 50 mg per day.

Zinc Side Effects

Zinc supplements are considered to be generally safe. Some side effects may occur with extremely high doses that include:

  • Poor copper absorption or deficiency
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Zinc Capsules (15 mg), cellulose, s0-vega capsule, zinc citrate, anti-caking agent (silica), anti-caking agent (vegetarian magnesium stearate)

Zinc Contraindications:

User discretion is advised. Individuals from the following groups and/or any other groups with health risks should consult with a doctor prior to taking this or any other medication. :

  • Pregnancy or lactating women
  • Children under the age of 12
  • Individuals with kidney problems
  • Individuals with heart and/or blood pressure problems
  • Immunocompromised individuals

Additional Notes:

  • Do not exceed the recommended dose
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store in cool dark conditions
  • Do not consume past the expiry date
  • Suitable for vegans/vegetarians
  • This product and its statements have not been evaluated by the FDA or any other regulatory body
  • This product is a dietary supplement and is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and/or healthy lifestyle

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