With all the news today surrounding how to strengthen your immune system, the importance of Zinc is high on the list. Believe it or not, a study was published back in 2010 that showed how ionic zinc inhibited Coronavirus by preventing its ability to replicate and spread.
Zinc is an essential mineral for overall health. It not only strengthens and helps maintain the immune system it also metabolizes other nutrients and repairs body tissues. Researchers have studied zinc and its role in diverse physiological processes for the past 30 years. The British Medical Journal also published research showing zinc as a possible treatment against SARS, another type of Coronavirus. Their research found zinc provided protection against this virus by preventing its attachment to other cell surfaces. Zinc has also been studied for its antiviral effects against the common cold and has shown to decrease the incidence of respiratory infections in young children.
Since we can’t store zinc in our body, it is important to get the recommended daily requirement (for men is 11mg/day and women is 8mg/day, 11 while pregnant and 12 while breastfeeding). Of course, there are supplements available, but the best way to make sure you’re getting the proper vitamins and minerals every day is by eating the right foods! There are plenty of foods that can provide the recommended daily values of zinc.
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