ONTARIO COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Zinc – Essential Mineral for Health

Spotlight on elemental ZINC: Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods. It is not produced naturally within our body therefore, we need to get it from food! Zinc is involved in several aspects of cellular metabolism and plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc is required for the proper sense of taste and smell. It also plays an active role in skin health.

Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Other foods that are good sources include beans, nuts, red meat, whole grains and dairy products.
Zinc Deficiency is characterized by poor growth, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function.

Pregnant women and vegetarians need higher levels of zinc for optimal immune function.

Zinc is often added to nasal sprays and lozenges for the treatment of cold symptoms.

Always speak with a licenced healthcare provider before starting a new supplement protocol to make sure you’re taking the proper amounts.

Our students have extensive training in holistic nutrition. It is important to understand all aspects of health when treating homeopathically so that we can treat holistically. Proper nutrition is essential to good health and with homeopathy can bring the patient to an incredible level of health!

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November 12, 2019

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