Thursday, February 7, 2013

Are you Zinc deficient?

Zinc is a mineral that is required for many organ functions.  It is needed for liver function and for serotonin, insulin and immune cell production.  It stabilizes histamine responses and prevent free radical  damage (or overload) in the body.

A zinc deficiency can show up in the following ways:
  • diabetes
  • food allergies or sensitivities
  • recurrent infections
  • delayed wound healing
  • arthritis
  • hair loss
  • eczema
  • infertility
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • behavioral disorders
 How do you know if you are Zinc deficient?  There is a simple test that can be done at my office, called a Zinc Tally test.  It takes about 2 minutes and the results are immediate.