Zinc is a mineral with a vital role in healing injuries and creating DNA. Not life-threatening, a zinc deficiency can be particularly dangerous in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
1) Regular infections
- zinc is vital to a healthy immune system,
- tendency to develop infections is a symptom.
2) Sores that won’t heal
- if your cuts and sores just aren’t healing as quickly as they should it is a symptom
3) Thinning hair.
- hair only starts to thin when a zinc deficiency is severe
- if you have thinning hair but none of the other symptoms on this list, it’s likely not a zinc deficiency
- mention it to your doctor if you are pregnant.
- common symptom of zinc deficiency,
- zinc supplements are used to treat diarrhoea in children.
5) Loss of appetite.
- Zinc maintains a good sense of taste and smell,
- sudden lacklustre approach to food because it just doesn’t taste as good may be a sign of zinc deficient
- common symptom among older people.
6) Stunted growth.
- scientists agree that zinc’s vital role in cell growth
- stunted growth in children is linked with a zinc deficiency.
7) Loss of hearing.
- zinc is vital for good hearing
- zinc deficiency was linked to a greater severity of hearing loss,
- improve your hearing by taking zinc supplements.
Zinc is easy to get from a balanced diet.
Eat more: red meat, poultry, seeds, wheat germ, wild rice, and oysters.
Vegetarians need to eat more :baked beans, cashews, peas and almonds.
Also multi-vitamin and more concentrated zinc supplements you can take to treat a number of ailments from the common cold, to mouth ulcers, to ADHD.