Zinc – to support the immune system

Although few people know, zinc is crucial for supporting the optimal functioning of the immune system. Many people get stuck on vitamin C, which is also important, but at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that not only this one substance can contribute to the creation and preservation of excellent health. But what is worth knowing about this trace element? We’ll show you!

What can it do and how should it be delivered?

Zinc is the trace element that can be said without exaggeration to be essential for every living organism. It contributes to the smooth functioning of the nervous system, the reproductive system and the immune system. There are only 2-4 grams of zinc in the human body, but its measurable concentration in the plasma is extremely low, which is why it is called a trace element. Basically, a balanced diet can be considered the primary source of intake, but this is a term that is difficult to grasp, especially nowadays. It is no coincidence that with the intervention of nutritional supplements – for example allnutrition.hu/Cink-k1075.html – it is much simpler and more reliable to replace the ideal amount and quality of trace elements. Well, why is the optimal diet so quagmire?

Because the absorption, its quality and utilization can be influenced by countless factors. It is a very simple example, yet affecting thousands today, that a meat-based diet provides the body with much more absorbable zinc than following a vegetarian diet. By the way, the body’s demand for zinc is constantly changing, i.e. it is not a stagnant value. It does not matter, for example, whether the organism is currently in a growth stage. Here, we are not only thinking that the intake of a higher dose is crucial for a developing, adolescent body – this is also true. But pregnancy or illness can be considered a growth phase, since the body needs a lot more support in these conditions, and zinc intake is no exception.

How does zinc affect immunity?

This is an interesting question that is almost impossible to answer briefly, but we will try anyway. Zinc has a beneficial effect on both our innate and acquired immunity. It is essential for the optimal functioning of more than three hundred enzymes, which also affect the immune system. Above all, indirectly, it plays a role in ensuring the stability of RNA molecules, as well as affecting the physiological death of cells.

What is the connection between increased zinc demand and autumn?

The fact that by autumn the body is exhausted, depleted and it is easier for various pathogens to find it. In a state of zinc deficiency, the body’s immunity, i.e. its ability to defend itself, decreases, together with the activity of phagocytic cells, i.e. the entry of pathogens is particularly unimpeded. In Hungarian, the tendency to infection increases greatly when zinc is not available. For this reason, among other things, with the arrival of autumn, it is advisable to place particular emphasis on the replacement of this vitally important trace element.

Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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