Vitamins and minerals all play a unique role in the body and mind, and zinc is no exception to the rule. With the overwhelming amount of unhealthy products on the market, more and more people are now experiencing symptoms because of deficiencies of multiple nutrients and they may not even know it.
What are symptoms of zinc deficiency?
People who are not consuming enough zinc may experience a range of symptoms including chronic fatigue, poor memory, diarrhea, ear ringing, inability to focus, and stronger cravings for sweet or salty foods. It’s important to note, however, that the presence of these symptoms may be a result of something else, and a lack of these symptoms does not guarantee that a subject’s zinc levels are up to par.
Who is at risk for zinc deficiency?
Although anyone can experience zinc deficiency, certain groups of people may find themselves more at risk. Vegetarians and individuals who consume very little meat are on this list, as well as people with digestive issues, women taking birth control, and people regularly taking other medications.
Why is zinc important?
Where is zinc most commonly found?
For people looking to increase their zinc levels in the body, they should consider increasing their consumption of beef, oysters, kidney beans, spinach, and flax seeds. We also recommend adding a supplement containing L-OptiZinc® into their diet. L-OptiZinc® is a unique mineral chelate that pairs zinc with the amino acid L-methionine. Research studies show that L-OptiZinc® is better absorbed than other forms of zinc and that plasma levels remain higher compared to other zinc forms. To learn more, please visit our website or call 1-800-783-4636 today.
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