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The Heart Health Importance of Zinc

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Immune function, wound healing, protein and DNA synthesis, cell division, and your taste and smell all involve zinc. A deficiency in this versatile mineral can affect your heart as well.

Zinc and Your Heart

Chronic heart disease (cardiomyopathy) can have a multitude of origins. A deficiency of zinc can be one of them. Researchers have found evidence that links low zinc to diabetic heart disease. Another study, which used zinc supplementation, actually reversed heart disease by addressing oxidative damage, inflammation, and fibrosis (thickening of tissue).

Research has associated more and more evidence with zinc levels regarding heart failure, cellular and heart function and heart size. Studies have also shown zinc to improve cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar control, and lower insulin levels. Want to reduce your stroke risk? Make sure your zinc levels are where they need to be.

The “How” and “Where”

Natural Heart Doctor can test your zinc level through Vibrant Wellness Micronutrient Testing. It looks at all of your vitamins and minerals inside AND outside of your cells. Once testing is complete, review your results with one of our health coaches to determine your nutrient needs.

You can find zinc in Paleo, nutrient-dense foods like:

  • Grass-fed beef, pork, dark meat chicken, and lamb
  • Shrimp
  • Oysters
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pasture-raised eggs
  • Cashews

If your body requires supplementation for optimal levels, check out our zinc mineral support. It contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, yeasts, starches, or gums.

Remember, zinc’s involvement in reducing oxidative stress, inflammation, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar regulation all impact cardiovascular health. Take care of your heart and the rest will follow.

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