Zinc is a natural antidepressant

The latest scientific news is that zinc is one of the most important essential elements in nutrition. An adult has up to three grams of zinc in their organs, tissues, bones, fluids, and cells. But, about half of the world’s population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Did you know that a zinc deficiency is found in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease? Did you also know that zinc is actually a natural antidepressant? A zinc deficiency occurs in liver cirrhosis and other liver diseases and adequate zinc levels are required for the regulation of blood pressure. A mild zinc deficiency during pregnancy increases maternal morbidity, prolong gestation, cause inefficient labor, bleeding, and increased risk of harm to the fetus. Some classic symptoms of zinc deficiency are depression, lack of sense of smell, reduced immunity, delayed wound healing, slow hair growth, infertility and white flecks under the nail beds. NEVER take zinc oxide orally. Find a gluconate, glycinate, chelate or other “ate” form.

If you have even one of these spots in your nail bed, you are zinc deficient.

If you have even one of these spots in your nail bed, you are zinc deficient.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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