Zinc is one of those nutrients you don’t hear a lot about. People are all over vitamin C, but zinc, an equally important nutrient for a strong immune system tends to take a back seat to all the hype.
But unlike vitamin C where you’ve got to try hard to get too much (the human body can tolerate up to 2,000 mg a day but that’s the limit) — zinc can be a lot trickier…
If you have a severe zinc deficiency, you know it. You have skin rashes, severe diarrhea, hair loss, slow healing wounds, night blindness, and a bunch of other less-than-subtle symptoms. And since zinc is critical to your immune system, a severe zinc deficiency puts you at risk for developing serious and even deadly infections, like pneumonia and sepsis.
But even if you’re just slightly short on zinc, it can have a pretty negative impact…This post was originally published on this site