Zinc โ€“ Nutrient Spotlight

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Zinc is an essential mineral and is a multi tasker with benefits. Its main vital role is to strengthen the immune system. Zinc is required for our immune cells to form properly and function. Without zinc, our immune activity slows down making us more susceptible to viruses and bacteria.

Our bodies do not produce zinc so I cannot emphasize the importance of eating zinc-high foods and/or taking a supplement high in zinc.

The RDA (recommended daily amount) is 11mg for men, 8mg for women. Up to 40mg is considered safe.

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๐€๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ I๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ F๐จ๐ซ:

โž• wound healing โž• healthy lung function โž• bone formation โž• prostate health โž• sexual function

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Seven studies were done and found that just 80-92mg of zinc per day reduced the length of the common cold by up to 33%?

Also, did you know that zinc can be absorbed through the skin?

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Diarrhea, impaired immune function, loss of taste/appetite, hair loss, acne, white spots on fingernails, delayed growth, insomnia, lethargy, low libido/impotence, altered mood

๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž?โ”

From not eating enough foods containing zinc or from not taking a zinc-high supplement. People who are vegetarian or vegan, and are pregnant and/or nursing are at a greater risk of deficiency.

๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ:

Meats –ย shellfish, red meat, poultry, fish
๐‹๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌย ย lentils, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans
Wholeย ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ข๐งs
๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌย &ย S๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ
Vegetables –ย mushrooms, kale, peas, asparagus, beet greens

Now that we are in winter, we are all after something to boost our immune system. Make sure that you are eating enough foods that are high in zinc daily. Zinc is so important that it is actually present in every cell in our bodies.

If you are in need of a boost to your immune system, or require a multi-vitamin, have a look at ourย Immune System Booster. It contains just 3 pure ingredients โ€“ย Turmeric,ย Moringa, andย Maca.

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