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Zinc Facts-Deficiency-Overdose provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Zinc Facts-Deficiency-Overdose

Benefits And Uses For Zinc:

Zinc concentrates in the bone, organs and muscle tissue.  The body uses Zinc to heal wounds, reproduce, grow, build blood cells, control blood sugar and fight infections.  May be useful to treat, anemia, depression, baldness, alcoholism, cirrhosis, arthritis, wounds, cancer, diabetes.

Note:  Since I supplement with Organic Germanium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Zinc, I don't get more than a minor cold each year.  At the first sign of a cold, I take 100,000 IU of Vitamin A, 150mg of Zinc and 1,000mg of Vitamin C...Once.  This usually stops my cold within 24 hours.  Glen

Deficiency Symptoms Of Zinc:

Stunted growth, poor appetite, slow wound healing, infection, memory loss, schizophrenia, reduced sexual potency, poor insulin production, loss of hair, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, prostate problems.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Zinc:

Consumption of over 2 grams per day may cause stomach irritation, vomiting, Copper deficiency.  Zinc poisoning is also possible from food contaminated by galvanized containers. 

Foods High In Zinc:

Tuna, shellfish, beans, poultry, eggs, peanuts, grains, meats, black tea, green peas, lentils, corn. 

Supplements Of Zinc:

The recommended amount 15 mg is normally obtained from a balanced diet with lots of fresh meats and vegetables.  Conditions that may reduce Zinc levels and lead to a need for Zinc supplementation are processed food diet, high Carbohydrate diet, injury, burns, drug treatments, liver or kidney diseases, diabetes, alcoholism, smoking, pregnancy.  Aviod multi-mineral supplements that include Iron because it cancels Zinc.

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