8 Factors Which Determine If You Will Absorb Zinc…or Not

8 Factors Which Determine If You Will Absorb Zinc…or Not

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I want to talk a little bit about zinc, and the eight factors that determine if you can absorb zinc or not. You might have enough zinc in your diet, but can you absorb it? Could you be zinc deficient?

What is Zinc?

Zinc is one of the most important trace minerals and nutrients that you could have. Zinc is involved with your:

• Metabolism
• Immune system
• Protein metabolism
• Enzymes
• Neuron function
• And more

Zinc deficiency symptoms:

• Problems with your nails
• Hair loss
• Skin problems
• GI problems
• A testosterone deficiency
• Problems with your immune system

Why you might be not absorbing zinc:

1. Low Stomach Acid
2. Phytate (whole grains/brown rice)
3. Cadmium (tobacco plant/seafood)
4. Low Protein Diets (vegan)
5. IBS (Crohn’s, celiac)
6. High Sugar
7. Bariatric Surgery
8. High Iron/Calcium

Foods rich in zinc:

• Oysters
• Meat
• Nuts
• Seafood

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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