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Do you have acne? Do you frequently catch colds that take ages to heal? Have trouble sleeping? These could be signs that you’re among the 12% of Americans who aren’t getting enough zinc.
While many of us know we might need to get more magnesium or vitamin D, most have no idea that we might need more zinc. When we don’t get enough, our cellular health is affected, which affects not only our immune system, but can also contribute to DNA damage.
As a nutritionist, I’d like to share with you 10 signs that could signal a zinc deficiency:
- Poor immunity
Do you catch one cold after the other or regularly suffer from all kinds of infections? The immune system cannot work properly without adequate zinc levels.
- Poor skin
Constant stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, which can cause a deficiency in zinc, which plays an important role in blocking the release of histamine into the blood.
Excess histamine running through your system can give you typical allergy symptoms (think runny nose, rash, swelling, sneezing etc.), and it can also increase your overall sensitivity to allergens.
- Leaky gut
When your gut leaks, particles from undigested food get into your bloodstream, which causes an immune response. Of course, zinc deficiency is not the only possible reason for a leaky gut, but zinc supplementation has been proven to tighten the gut wall.
- Sleep disturbance
You probably know about melatonin, a hormone which helps you fall asleep. But did you know that zinc plays a significant role in both the production and regulation of melatonin? One study found that taking a supplement containing melatonin, magnesium, and zinc improved the sleep quality of people suffering from primary insomnia.
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