Wellness Wednesday – The Function of Zinc in the Body by Nurse Fiona

 In Health & Wellbeing, IV Nutrition, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Skin Health, Supplements

Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in the human body and functions as a co-factor in over 300 different enzymes. Sufficient Zinc levels are important for general health and wellbeing.

This key trace mineral has multiple functions key to obtain optimal health and wellbeing:

1) Promotes wound healing

2) Regulates immune function

3) Serves as a co-factor for numerous antioxidant enzymes

4) Necessary for DNA and protein synthesis

5) Role in collagen synthesis

6 Role in carbohydrate metabolism and glucose tolerance

Our body has no specific Zinc reserve so depends on regular dietary intake of the element

 

Food Sources of Zinc

  • Oysters and seafood
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and cashews
  • Fresh root ginger
  • Whole grains
  • Beef, lamb, liver and poultry
  • Vegetables (dependent on Zinc in soil)

 Watch out for Zinc Inhibitors

  • Phytates, oxalates and polyphenols can bind Zinc and make it less available
  • Excess Iron, copper and Calcium may inhibit Zinc absorption

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

Using food availability data, it is estimated that Zinc deficiency affects approximately one third of the worlds population with estimates ranging from 4-73% across subregions. Severe deficiency is rare but mild- moderate deficiency is common due to depletion of Zinc in our soils and absorption issues. (1)

  • Delayed wound healing, skin lesions, itchy skin
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Stretch marks
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Decrease in taste and smell

 

Nourish IV Lounge Zinc

  • Nurse Fiona and Dr Anita use IV Zinc Nourishment to support client’s skin, health and general wellbeing
  • A high amount of bioavailable Zinc is found in our Nuriss Wellness and Immune booster drips

https://www.nuriss.co.uk/vitamin-iv-therapy/

 

 

 

References

1) Brunner EH, Delabroise AM, Haddad ZH.Effect of parenteral magnesium on pulmonary function,cAMP, and histaminein bronchial asthma. Journal of Asthma. 1995; 22:3-11.

 

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