Zinc

Carolyn Gretton

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…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Can zinc lower blood pressure?

The number one modifiable risk factor for heart disease and premature death is high blood pressure. That means if you can control it, you can greatly lower that risk. Maybe you’ve cut back on salt, started exercising and eating right. But what about your zinc levels?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

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.

Jenny Smiechowski

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…

Jenny Smiechowski

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…