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  • DrAshley

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    April 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    <div>Zinc (Zn) is essential for good health and has many protective functions. It is needed to improve the health of the immune system – when we’re low in Zn we’re more susceptible to disease. It’s also needed to help tissues repair. For men it is critical for the production of testosterone, and when low is one of the causes of low T. If we’re low in Zn our wounds do not heal as well. Zn can affect how memories are formed and plays a crucial role in communication between neurons.</div>

    <div>We need to consume Zn daily as the body does not store it. Women need at least 8 mg a day, and men 11mg. </div>

    <div>How does Zn work to help prevent infectious disease? I’t s been shown to interfere with the way viruses process proteins, which keeps them from doing damage. This is why there are so many Zn supplements for the common cold and flu. It also has been shown to possibly protect against SARS, which is a type of coronavirus. In this case Zinc prevented the virus from attaching to cell surfaces. </div>

    <div>How do you improve your levels of zinc? Supplements are an easy answer, but you can also get Zn thru diet. The foods containing the most Zn include:</div>

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    • Oysters
    • Hemp seed
    • Sesame and <font size=”2″>Pumpkin</font> seeds
    • Cacao powder
    • Grass fed beef
    • Alaskan crab
    • <font size=”2″>Legumes</font>
    • Cashews
    • Cheddar cheese
    • One cup of full fat milk
    • Shrimp and mussels
    • Eggs
    • One large regular or sweet potato
    • Green beans
    • Dark chocolate

    <div><font size=”2″>Try to get what you can in your diet, and if needed, take a supplement daily.</font></div></div>

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