Taking Charge of Your Health

Hey everyone, welcome back to another edition
of Ask the ND. I’m Dr. Jeremy Wolf. In this episode, I wanted to spend some time
talking to you about a supplement that not only supports the growth and development of
children, but may also help them fight off the common cold. I’m talking about Zinc. Zinc is not only important for children, adults
need to maintain adequate levels of zinc to stay healthy as well. So, what is zinc? Zinc is a nutritionally vital mineral. It is found in foods such as sunflower seeds,
red meat, eggs, oysters and beans. Zinc performs many therapeutic actions in
our bodies. It functions as an anti viral, anti inflammatory,
and antioxidant. In fact, over 200 enzyme reactions depend
on zinc. So, what else does it do? Here’s the rundown. Our senses like vision, taste, smell and hearing
require zinc to function optimally. Adequate zinc intake is essential in maintaining
the integrity of our immune system. If you are deficient in zinc, you may be more
susceptible to a variety of infectious agents. When zinc is taken within the first 24 hours
of onset of symptoms, for example, a scratchy throat, it may reduce the duration of the
common cold by as many as 3 days and might help reduce the severity of the symptoms. Zinc supplements come in many forms such as
picolinate, acetate, methionine or gluconate. Zinc picolinate is the preferred form for
oral supplementation because it’s easily absorbed by our body. However, if you would prefer a lozenge, gluconate,
or acetate may be the best forms. A dosage of around 10-20 mg a day is okay
for maintenance. However, you might need a higher dosage to
help kick those cold symptoms. Taking large quantities of zinc, for long
periods of time, can interfere with the availability of copper. This can result in a copper deficiency. Lastly, when taking zinc for cold symptoms,
it is best not to over do it as some research has shown too much zinc may actually weaken
our immune system. Thank you for watching another edition of
Ask the ND. From all of us here at LuckyVitamin, spread
the wellness.

4 thoughts on “Zinc & Immune Health | Ask the ND with Dr. Jeremy Wolf

  1. Zinc-Induces Copper Deficiency ..Zinc-induced copper deficiency. … The deficiency was characterized by hypochromic-microcytic anemia, leukopenia, and neutropenia. Although initially thought to be caused by iron deficiency, the anemia did not respond to oral or intravenous iron.xcess zinc ingestion is
    among the causes of copper deficiency. We present 3
    cases of zinc-induced copper deficiency in which the
    diagnosis first was suggested on the basis of bone
    marrow examination. The first patient was a 47-yearold
    man with a debilitating peripheral neuropathy that
    had progressed during the previous 18 months, mild
    anemia, and severe neutropenia. The second was a
    21-year-old man receiving zinc supplementation for
    acrodermatitis enteropathica in whom moderate
    normocytic anemia and neutropenia developed. The
    third patient was a 42-year-old man with anemia,
    severe neutropenia, and a peripheral neuropathy that
    had progressed during 8 months. The bone marrow
    findings in all cases suggested copper deficiency, which
    was confirmed by further laboratory testing and
    determined to be due to zinc excess. The morphologic
    features, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis,
    and pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed.

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