Category Archives: Zinc

Zinc Deficiency as a Cause of Depression

Zinc is an essential trace mineral required for a large number of biological roles, mainly as cofactors for enzymes in metabolic pathways. More than 300 enzymes are known to have a requirement for zinc, and zinc also plays a role … Continue reading

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Minerals That Affect the NMDA Receptor

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Zinc Carbonate Versus Zinc From Oysters (In Rats)

The zinc content of oysters has been reported to be high relative to other foods. In fact, oysters may contain upwards of 1000 ppm zinc which compares to an average of 30 ppm in other foods. Some evidence (here) suggests … Continue reading

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Zinc Absorption: Don’t Overdo the Iron

Zinc and iron are the two most abundant trace minerals in the human body. The importance of these minerals is reflected in the relatively large intake of each that is required for health. Adults require somewhere between 10 to 20 … Continue reading

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Multivitamins Work: More Evidence

A large body of evidence suggests that nutrient deficiencies are widespread amongst Western living populations. This relates largely to the poor quality of the Western diet and the lack of high quality micronutrient dense foods in the diets of most … Continue reading

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Zinc Monotherapy To Treat Low Mood

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How Absorbable is Zinc Carbonate?

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More Evidence Zinc Supplements Have Health Benefits

Zinc is an essential trace element. The normal and best routes for zinc intake are foods including nuts and seeds, cereals and certain meats and shellfish. However, increasingly it is being shown that many of those who live in Western … Continue reading

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Zinc: Supplements Boost Immunity

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Antioxidant Supplements

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