Updated: Mar 5
Zinc is a vital mineral and is involved in over 200 enzyme reactions within our bodies, in fact, zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral.
Zinc is incredibly important for a healthy immune system, and when we are low in zinc we are more susceptible to infection.
This is one of the first deficiencies I look for with my clients, and it's surprising how many people I see with zinc deficiency, especially in children.
The key to good nutrition, health and abundant energy is ensuring you have enough micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), every major metabolic pathway in our body depends on this balance and a healthy gut to be able to absorb these essential nutrients.
A zinc deficiency can present with a range of different symptoms
A poor sense of taste and / or smell
Often get skin rashes, Acne or slow healing infections / wounds
Have white spots on your finger nails