November 19, 2020
Zinc! What else is there to say? This year we may all learn more about zinc and Vitamin D than we've known in our entire lives. It's fascinating to learn that the human body lacks the ability to store zinc. We need zinc to help the body create new cells and process food. It also helps us to resist infection.
From WebMd: Zinc is a mineral. It is called an "essential trace element" because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. Since the human body does not store excess zinc, it must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. Common dietary sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, and fish. Zinc deficiency can cause short stature, reduced ability to taste food, and the inability of testes and ovaries to function properly. Hyperlink (short link): https://wb.md/3pRlT5Z.
Disclaimer: please be sure to consult your doctor and/or medical provider to learn what you can do to strengthen your body and its response to disease. In my un-expert opinion and based on what I've read, you should first try increasing your zinc intake based on the foods you eat. If you feel your body is short on zinc, consult with your doctor before taking any type of zinc supplements.