Is Zinc Really In Every Cell Of Your Body?

This video provides an overview of zinc, including its importance, recommended daily dosage, and benefits. It also highlights the signs of zinc deficiency and recommends consulting a medical professional if necessary. Finally, it encourages readers to subscribe to the newsletter for great diet tips.


  • Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions, including immune system health, bone strength and wound healing.
  • Zinc can be found in foods such as red meat, poultry, fish, seeds and nuts; oysters have the highest concentration of zinc.
  • Men need 11 milligrams of zinc per day while women require 8 milligrams per day.
  • Deficiencies in zinc can lead to gut inflammation and other issues like itchy skin or dry hair; too much zinc may also cause problems if taken through supplements.
  • Research has shown that taking extra doses of zinc after 24 hours from cold symptoms appearing could help decrease the prevalence/length of colds.


Maybe you heard this from your mom. Take your vitamins. Yes, I did. I’m sure you did. Because our parents wanted to make sure that we got all the vitamins that we needed to have a healthy light. I love those flinstone vitamins. Treat them up and made sure I ate those vitamins. Now some vitamins we’re familiar with drink orange juice,

get vitamin C, have your milk, get your vitamin D. But did you know there may be other vitamins? You may not be aware that you are deficient in one of those Lester wines is called zinc. And you might be thinking, Hey Doc, I’m too old to restart taking my Flinstone vitamins. Ya, you may not be. And you’re never too old for good health.

How do y’all, Dr. Islam here, a k a, your poop guru. Try to give you the best tips and tricks so you can live your best life from the top all the way down through your bottom. In today’s video, we’re gonna talk about one of the more essential vitamins you need to have called zinc. I’m going to give you four fun facts you need to know about zinc.

I bet you did not know that zinc could be fun. And I’m gonna give you four reasons why you want to make sure you have enough zinc in your diet. Guys, let’s talk about food. When it comes to our digestive health, we need to know how much zinc do we have because certain deficiencies in zinc can actually cause a lot of gut issues.

If you have too little zinc, that can lead to gut inflammation, diarrhea, pain, dysbiosis, leaky gut, and also can cause other issues as well. And there are certain GI issues that can lead you to have zinc deficiency, whether it’s Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis because you’re not absorbing as much minerals and nutrients as you should be. These conditions lead to impaired digestion,

which in turn cause you to not absorb as much as you should. In fact, research has shown that you have a deficiency in zinc, you have to eat about 50% more food to make you have enough zinc levels in your body. That’s so much more food you have to eat. So is it possible to actually overdose on zinc? You bet it is.

Come on. If you’re having those supplements, which you know how I feel about those, there’s a very good chance you’re actually overdoing the zinc. And don’t worry because you typically cannot eat enough zinc in your diet to have too much than what you need. And the recommended daily intake of zinc needs to be around 11 milligrams for men and eight milligrams for women.

However, one recent study from the National Institute of Health showed that almost 40% of the population is deficient in zinc. That’s crazy. How many people don’t have a De in their body, which can lead to all sorts of issues. And these issues include itchy skin, dry skin, loss of hair, inability to taste food. Oh that sounds terrible. A compromised immune system that can lead to more colds and sometimes GI issues like gut inflammation,

dysbiosis and leaky gut. Here are some fun facts about zinc. You should know number one, zinc is everywhere. It is in pretty much every single cell inside your body. So even though you may not have heard of this, your body certainly has in fact zinc. It’s the second most common trace element after iron in your body. And zinc is so prevalent in so many different industries,

including sunscreen, batteries, cars, planes, things like that. Number two, your body doesn’t store zinc. This is why it’s called an essential nutrient. Your body can’t produce it, it can’t store it. It needs to get zinc from somewhere else, whether it’s food that you eat or some other way to get zinc. And it is necessary to do the normal functions that your body needs to do.

Now, foods that have a high source of zinc include foods like red meat, poultry, fish, seeds, and nuts. In fact, oysters have the highest concentration of a zinc that any food that’s out there. So if you love those oysters, I’m sure you are. Zinc it up. Number three, your body needs it. As I mentioned before,

men need about 11 milligrams of zinc, whereas women need typically eight milligrams of zinc. And zinc does so much for you, it helps out with your immune system, helps out with hair, helps out with vision, taste, and also helps out with your gut microbiome. Oh, and it’s great for that healthy skin, al, this hurt. This is why zinc is located in acne medications,

also in sunscreens. And number four, zinc helps the relieve cold symptoms. Research has shown that taking zinc after 24 hours after the sniffles start to come on from a cold can actually help decrease the prevalence and length of cold symptoms. So here are four reasons why you need to make sure you have enough zinc in your body. Number one, you get a stronger,

yeah, stronger immune system. Proper zinc levels have been shown to decrease. Your risk of developing cold symptoms can actually decrease your risk of pneumonia. Number two, stronger bones. Yes, this is bones right there. Zinc has been shown to help decrease the risk of osteoporosis and help out with bone health. Number three, quicker healing zinc has been shown to help out with wound healing.

This is why zinc is an essential component when it comes to helping to take care of wounds and burns and it’s involved in every process in taking care of those particular cuts. Number Four, help slow down. Eye disease, age related macular degeneration has been shown to be caused in part by zinc deficiency. And this is why some of the treatments that we offer for eye conditions actually have zinc as part of the nutrient and the essential products to help out with healing.

This week, I want you to take note. Are you having enough zinc in your diet? What are you eating? Are they zinc rich foods? Do you have other issues that you’re noticing that may be a sign of zinc deficiency? Whether it’s getting cold more often or having sicknesses more often, or just not having the skin that you like. If you’re not sure,

consult one of us where we can see exactly what’s going on. Do some testing to make sure you’re up to par on your zinc levels. Guys, thank you for watching. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to smash that like button, like sharing, subscribe. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe to a newsletter. We can get great tips and tricks like you’re learning in today’s video.

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