Zinc affects many aspects of your immune system that helps kill viruses, bacteria, parasites, and cancer tumor cells.
The medical doctor authors of this medical research study believe zinc treatment is probably more effective when administered with a mixture of other micronutrients including folate, riboflavin, pyridoxine, and cobalamin, typically found in multiple vitamins.
Red meat is the richest source of dietary zinc. Whole-grain cereals and legumes are rich in phytate and other zinc-binding chemicals. Click on this link to download your copy of our Zinc Food List.
Don’t guess, assess! Do you need to be taking zinc? Come in to Flourish and ask for your Zinc Taste Test. Nothing in your mouth for at least 1 hour, swish a mild zinc solution and swallow. No bad taste indicates you’re low in zinc.
Sandstead HH, Prasad AS. Zinc intake and resistance to H1N1 influenza. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jun;100(6):970-1.
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