Zinc: A Perspective from the Natural Medicine Journal

I read a Monograph in the Natural Medicine Journal about Zinc and I was thoroughly impressed. What do you know about Zinc? Read on to be amazed.

– Zinc is required for more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body.
– It has immune enhancing properties including the regulation of T-lymphocytes, CD4 cells, Natural Kill cells and IL-2.
– Zinc it thought to possess antiviral activity.
– Zinc may be effective for the treatment or management of a number of conditions, including diarrhea in malnourished children, skin conditions (such as acne vulgaris, eczema, and psoriasis), gastric ulcers, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), immune disorders, sickle cell anemia, leg ulcers, infertility, Wilson’s disease, herpes, taste or smell disorders, diabetes, and diabetic neuropathy. Zinc has also gained popularity for its use in the prevention of the common cold.

The monograph offers an extensive list of conditions that can benefit from zinc supplementation as well as dosing for adults and children. More information can be found here: Zinc, Bottom Line Monograph


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