Did you know that your cells need zinc on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g of zinc, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far reaching actions which affect the health of your entire body.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, your zinc levels may be low: Poor appetite, Recurrent colds, flus and/or infections; Reduced sense of taste and/or smell; Sluggish digestion; Slow growth and development; Slow healing, acne and other skin conditions; Infertility; Sugar cravings; and/or Stress, anxiety, and depression.
Many people are deficient in zinc. Deficiency can be due to inadequate dietary intake, increased physiological needs, or a diet high in sugar or alcohol.
At Life Synergy our practitioners can do a simple zinc test to determine if you have a zinc deficiency. The test involves holding a zinc solution in your mouth for 10 seconds and assessing your taste response. The test relies on the presence of gustin, a zinc dependant enzyme. A lack of zinc reduces the activity of gustin, therefore altering your taste perception.
Zinc: supports healthy immunity improves appetite and digestive function increases the healing rate of acne and wounds plays a key role in blood sugar metabolism, for greater blood sugar control aids growth and development is an important nutrient during pregnancy for both mother and baby is important for male health, fertility and sperm production, increasing sperm motility and concentration, production, increasing sperm motility and concentration, therefore enhancing the chances of conception. helps control thoughts and memory has a positive impact on mental function and mood.
You can top up your zinc levels by increasing the intake of zinc rich foods including: Beef Pork Chicken Lamb Oysters
For vegetarians: Nuts Whole grains Legumes Ginger.
If you need more zinc, talk to your Practitioner about taking a zinc supplement to increase your levels. The more zinc your body can absorb, the greater benefits it will deliver in improving your health and wellbeing!