There is 1 mineral that’s said to be behind a vast majority of health problems.
Scientists estimate that 80-90% of the population is below optimum levels.
But an estimated 1.1 billion people are dangerously deficient in this mineral.
Fortunately, if you are dangerously deficient in zinc, you get warning signs.
1. Sleep issues – those with insomnia have significantly lower levels of zinc
2. Immune issues – prone to colds, flus, and have a fragile immune system
3. Low sex drive – you can’t make the necessary hormones for libido
4. Bad moods – your hormones are totally out of whack without zinc
5. Overweight – your metabolism is slow without adequate levels of zinc
6. Teeth issues – gums bleed easily, and there is tooth decay & yellow teeth
7. Nails – vertical or horizontal lines on your nails, or spots, lines or spooning
8. Wrinkles – collagen and retinol need zinc to prevent premature wrinkles
9. Acne – unexplained breakouts occur in people with low serum zinc levels
10. Sex hormones – men low testosterone / women poor menstrual cycles
11. Infertility – Without the proper male/female hormones, you’re infertile
12. Muscles – poor athletic / sport recovery, and difficulty building muscles
13. Low energy – related to hormones, metabolism, and mitochondria
14. Diabetes – blood sugar imbalances occur in the absence of zinc
15. Hair – becomes brittle and lifeless, and in many cases starts to fall out
16. Panda eyes – the dark circles under the eyes are linked to zinc deficiency
All of these factors have been proven by over 1,000 clinical scientific studies.
But sometimes, zinc deficiency shows up as cardiovascular disease.
Zinc is an essential micronutrient that plays a crucial role in cardiovascular health. Several studies have explored its significance regarding cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), revealing the potential consequences of zinc deficiency on heart health.
Read on to learn how zinc affects the heart and how to make sure your zinc levels are optimized.
Zinc Deficiency and Heart Failure
A comprehensive review highlighted the impact of zinc on the cardiovascular system through its influence on oxidative stress. The study underscored various pathways leading to zinc deficiency in heart failure (HF), including impaired micronutrient consumption, a hyper-inflammatory state, and side effects of heart failure pharmaceuticals. Intriguingly, improvements in heart function were observed with zinc supplementation in patients with HF, suggesting a beneficial role of zinc in this condition, according to a study.
Zinc and Cardiovascular Disease
This research delved into the biological mechanisms by which zinc influences heart health. It outlined several pathways and molecular mechanisms, highlighting zinc’s integral role in cardiovascular functioning and the potential risks associated with zinc deficiency including heart attacks and coronary calcification.
Zinc Deficiency and Cellular Oxidative Stress
Another pivotal study focused on the role of zinc in managing oxidative stress, a key factor in the development of cardiovascular diseases. It shed light on the molecular aspects of zinc transport and its regulation in heart and vascular cells, demonstrating the complex interactions between zinc and cellular components in the context of heart health.
Association of Zinc and Copper Status with CVDs
There is an intricate relationship between zinc and other minerals. A review study examined the link between zinc and another essential mineral, copper, in the context of cardiovascular diseases. This research suggested that deficiencies in these minerals could increase the risk of various heart conditions, including coronary heart disease and heart failure. The study also discussed methods for assessing zinc and copper levels in the body, underscoring their relevance in evaluating cardiovascular risk. I lectured on this topic in Las Vegas in 2022 at the largest holistic health event in the world.
Test, Don’t Guess
At Natural Heart Doctor, we believe that testing zinc levels inside the cell is a very important strategy for heart health. The Vibrant Micronutrient panel does just that. You can order thistest as a standalone, or as part of Level 1 and Level 2 testing.
Understanding zinc levels in relationship to the other minerals, vitamins and nutrients is crucial.
Best Zinc (and copper and everything else) Sources
The best sources of zinc come from nature. Think wild seafood and grass-fed animals, including their organs. Chicken eggs too.
We also carry zinc supplements on our website, but prefer food based strategies first.
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