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Benefits of zinc supplementation for men’s health

Zinc may be the last entry on a list of minerals, but it’s right up there at the top when you consider how important it is to men’s health. I have listed many of the benefits of zinc for men’s health, but before I get to them, it’s worth checking out some of the basics about zinc.

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How a zinc ‘burst’ activates the immune system

Scientists have long known that people whose zinc levels are too low have few to no infection-fighting T-cells. And their thymus, an immune system organ that generates those T-cells, starts to shrink. When corrected, their thymuses grow and start generating T-cells again. But activation needs a burst…

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Can zinc really help protect you from COVID-19?

Around the time COVID-19 started gaining traction in the U.S., an email from pathologist James Robb went viral. One of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses, he recommended zinc lozenges in that email. Here’s what zinc can (and can’t) do for coronaviruses…

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Zinc link to diabetes may lead to new therapies

Increasing zinc intake improves blood glucose control in people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. And now that research has clarified this link, a potential new therapy target may do that and more, including reducing the fatty liver disease that tags along with blood sugar trouble…

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Your best defense against pneumonia this cold and flu season

It’s that time of year again. Over 900,000 Americans get pneumonia every year, usually following a cold or flu bug. And it looks like a lot of those cases could be avoided. In fact, researchers have recently found just how important this one element is in your diet for fighting off pneumonia-causing bacteria…

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Lower zinc levels tied to higher risk of death from COVID-19

You may remember an email that went viral at the beginning of the pandemic that was supposedly written by a pathologist. In it, he suggested zinc lozenges could effectively block the coronavirus. Looking at what researchers found months later in those infected by COVID-19, kiss any skepticism goodbye.