When we look at the research, study after study shows there’s different nutritional items that can not only boost your immune system but also work as an antibacterial and an antiviral. So, there isn’t a more important time to talk about this.
We’re going to uncover zinc, all the benefits it has to offer and how much you should take, what the research says. We’ll cover it all, so stick around to the end.
Now this is very timely information. I’m all about giving people the information they need to bulletproof their immune system and take action with their health today. Don’t sit back and just wait for something to happen thinking it’s random chance.
Take action and make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your health. So, let’s go ahead and break down zinc because this is a very critical part of actually taking action with your health.
Now zinc is a vital mineral. It is actually the second most abundant mineral in your body. Iron is the first most abundant and zinc is the second. Now, it’s going to play a huge role in your immune system and in fact it’s critical for every cell in your body.
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It’s critical for the health of every cell but also critical especially for the immune system health. What the research studies show that if you have a lack of zinc in your body like a zinc deficiency, essentially your immune system doesn’t work as well.
If you have sufficient amount in your body, your immune system is actually functioning properly. It plays a huge role in having the proper levels of lymphocytes, which is very important for your immune health.
Now, it also is needed for taste and smell, and that’s kind of a, just an interesting fact because you can do something called the zinc challenge. The zinc challenge basically is this. If you put zinc on your tongue and you can’t taste it for about 20 to 30 seconds as it sits on your tongue, then that would mean according to the zinc challenge that you have a zinc deficiency.
Now, if you do the zinc challenge and you put the zinc on your tongue and you immediately taste it – it’s a very strong overpowering taste – then that would mean according to the zinc challenge that you do not have as a deficiency.
Now, of course, you should make sure that you’re doing a blood test to determine whether or not you have proper zinc levels, but the zinc challenge nonetheless can be an interesting idea as to where you stand.
Now, it’s estimated that 2 billion people worldwide have a zinc deficiency. I know this is a lot of people and there’s a lot of people in the world. However, you may be one of them and it could have a dramatic impact on your immune system.
Let’s go ahead and talk about how zinc can actually have an impact on your immune system and also help protect you from viruses. So, it keeps your immune system strong, which we’ve talked about multiple times now it’s going to be very important for that and it also is going to help you fight viruses and infections according to the research.
Zinc significantly reduced the time of infections when they looked at it and the research. So basically, they had people taking zinc, people not taking zinc. Those who were taking zinc had an incredible reduction in the time of the infection.
And we’ll talk about why in the research why that actually happens. Now it actually was shown to decrease the common cold. Back to this statement here, it decreased the common cold by 33% and that’s a huge amount.
I mean that could be a matter of days. Imagine if you know you had the cold and your significant other had the cold and your significant other was taking zinc and they had it for 33% shorter period of time than you had it.
Well, that would be a really big deal. And so it’s going to help decrease the common cold by 33% which is awesome. It decreases oxidative stress and inflammation, which is incredibly important. If you’ve heard me talk at all in any of my other videos about the coronavirus, one of the things I talk about is how it sends a storm of inflammation to the lungs, which can actually be very damaging and cause irreversible damage.
That’s why so many people need ventilators. That’s why people, when they die from the Coronavirus, they are dying from acute respiratory distress syndrome, and so it’s very important to make sure that we’re decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress on the body.
It was also shown to significantly reduce infection risk in older adults, so there’s a review of seven different studies and what they found when older adults took the Zinc, they had a decreased risk of infection.
So, here’s what you have to take away from this. It’s not just about taking it in the time of need, but just taking it on a regular basis in order to actually protect yourself from getting the infection in the first place.
Now, the other thing that’s incredibly important about this is that when we look at people who are getting the coronavirus who are dying from the coronavirus, it’s your elder population. It’s your elder population who is suffering from many conditions such as someone who’s elderly that has cancer or they have diabetes or maybe they have both.
These are the people that are very greatly impacted from the Coronavirus. Let’s talk about some more studies here. Now in the Cochrane Review, what they did is they took 18 studies. These 18 studies had 1,781 participants, and what they concluded is that by taking zinc, you actually inhibit the replication of the virus.
So, what that means is that you actually basically just throw a wrench in that whole process and you stop it from replicating in your body. So therefore, it can’t continue on causing you to get sick.
Now if we think about those other studies, how it actually decreased the common flu by 33% this is why, because it is actually inhibiting the replication. What they showed in this study is that taking 75 milligrams of zinc was very powerful during this time.
Now keep this number in your head. We’re going to talk about like just kind of regular daily values that you can take, but understand that they were taking this dose in order to inhibit someone who was already infected with a virus.
So, what we’re going to see here is that we should probably take a little bit higher levels when we’re actually suffering from a virus. But just on a daily basis, we don’t want to be taking that much.
Now let’s take another look at a study 2010 study at the University of Leiden Medical. What they found with the SARS Coronavirus. Remember SARS back in 2003. I mean I’m old enough to remember that.
So, in 2003 what they found is that using zinc actually stopped RNA synthesis. So along the same lines, it’s stopping this virus from just going out of control in your body, which is very powerful.
So, zinc has shown time and time again in all the research that is incredibly powerful for its antiviral activity and the huge impact it has on boosting your immune system. Now let’s talk about a few more important facts, and by the way, if you want to learn more about how to actually fight viruses in the body far beyond zinc, you can learn more in the video below on the powerful antiviral herb if you want to learn more about fighting viruses.
Now, one of the things about zinc is that it actually can lead to nausea. Now, no, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it, right? Because a lot of times if there’s one little negative side effect of some of these natural ways to boost your health, people get afraid of it.
Now, in general, zinc is going to cause nausea. This is why people take their multivitamin on an empty stomach. They won’t feel too good from it. Zinc is one of those things that’ll do that. And in fact, that’s one of the reasons you don’t feel good from your multivitamin if you take it on an empty stomach.
So, it simply means you take it with food. And then you erase this problem of nausea. Now it is coming in many different forms. We want to make sure that we’re getting a very highly absorbable form.
Sometimes people are just tempted to go get the cheapest thing at the grocery store. And I understand if that’s just what you have to do, but when you look at pretty much any nutrient, what you pay for is what you get.
And the thing is that bioavailability will change. Some of it is very cheap because it’s not very bioavailable. And some of it is a little bit more expensive because it is highly bioavailable. But the thing is, there’s a huge difference as to how your body can actually utilize it.
So, you pay a little bit more, but your body’s actually using it. So, you’re really not paying more in the end. So, I want to get a very good absorbable form of zinc. And then I also want to mention chloroquine.
So, chloroquine is the drug out there that has been found to work very well with finding the coronavirus. Basically, it is a drug that is able to get zinc into the cell. So, one of the things about zinc is it has a little bit harder time getting into the cell to fight off of that virus.
The chloroquine works very well to get the zinc in. So, my point being is that this is actually a drug that is utilizing the zinc to fight the Coronavirus and utilizing it when people are just like very, very sick on their death bed, this drug chloroquine works very well, but it is a zinc-based medicine here.
And so once again, it really comes back down to zinc. Now when we talk about taking zinc, okay, you’re going to take about 20 to 35 milligrams daily according to the research. What most of the research says is if you’re taking the zinc on a regular basis, you don’t want to be taking more than 40 milligrams per day.
Now, can you get zinc toxicity? Absolutely if you’re taking a super high dose for a long period of time, it is highly unusual that this ever happens to people. But of course, it can happen. There’s always going to be that one person out there who goes and just takes excessive amounts, but I’m recommending you don’t do that.
According to that research study we talked about over here – remember they’re taking 75 milligrams here when they were in the stage of having an infection, a viral infection in order to just shut it down – but on a regular basis because we know that from a prevention standpoint, according to one study on the elderly population, that we can prevent viruses by taking zinc and what they’re showing is about 25 to 35 milligrams a day.
What I’ll do is I’ll put a link in the description below to a zinc that I use in my clinic just so you can check out what we’re doing here and then also the doses may vary. So, it’s important to understand that like doses very simply because there are going to be some people who have deficiencies, so you need higher amounts.
If you have a severe zinc deficiency, you may be at that 80 milligrams per day for a long period of time. If you have no deficiency at all, this is where you’re going to be at this 20 to 35. If you are fighting a viral infection, we saw according to the research 75 milligrams.
So, it can change and that’s okay. But now you know basically how to navigate this. If you want to learn more about improving your health, be sure to check out this article right here because we’re going to show you how to boost your immune system in so many ways.
Now that inflammatory reaction is important to modulate because when we look at viral infections and their impact on your pneumonia and having acute respiratory distress syndrome, all of these issues are just due to a storm of inflammation.