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A summer boost

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Has the warmer weather caught you feeling sluggish rather than spirited? Life a bit stagnant or too stressful? Turbo-charge your health and vitality with an essential little mineral.

 

Zinc deficiency is very common and can cause a number of health issues. But there are plenty of warning signs. Here are the five main ones.

 

5 zinc-deficiency symptoms

  • Compromised immune system. Zinc is vital to a healthy body. If you frequently get sick, suffer from chronic allergies or generally have trouble with your immune system, you are potentially zinc-deficient.
  • Leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which proteins can leak through the gut and cause systemic inflammation. Leaky gut is also related to food allergies, thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue. Zinc has been shown to support healthy gut permeability.
  • The third indicator that you might be zinc deficient is if you suffer from loose bowels. Bowel disease or even gas and bloating are also signs that you are lacking in the essential mineral.
  • Thinning hair or hair loss. Lack of zinc is associated with hypothyroidism, a cause of thinning hair and alopecia. Zinc is necessary to support hair growth as well as your body’s growth, repair and healing processes.
  • Irritated skin issues. If you have any sort of skin issue or if your fingernails are thin and peeling with white spots, it can be another sign of zinc deficiency.

 

4 causes of zinc deficiency

It’s also important to understand what causes a zinc deficiency.

  • High levels of emotional stress are hazardous to your zinc levels. If you are emotionally stressed out, over time your body has to utilise zinc to heal and repair the body, brain, skin and organs.
  • No one doubts the benefits of exercise but if you work out a lot – especially if you do a lot of high-intensity training such as (HIIT) workouts or CrossFit workouts (or maybe even have worked out too much in the past), a zinc deficiency can be the result.
  • If you are pregnant and eating for two or breast-feeding, you can suffer from mineral deficiencies, including zinc. To ensure their fertility and long-term prostate health, men require zinc too.
  • Last but not least, those with digestive problems or eating disorders, those who are dieting and the elderly tend to have malabsorption problems, meaning they don’t absorb zinc well and tend to have deficiency symptoms.

 

Red Seal Zinc B6 & Magnesium tablets contain 9mg of zinc sulphate combined with magnesium and vitamin B6. These nutrients together are responsible for more than 500 enzyme complex processes essential for well-being.

 

Red Seal Zinc Complex is an easy one-a-day vege cap combining three forms of zinc – citrate, amino acid chelate and gluconate 15 mg with additional selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese to support healthy metabolism, nerves, energy production, cartilage and much more.

 

How to overcome zinc-deficiency symptoms

If you’re going to get more zinc in your diet, a few things need to happen. The most important is to consume more of the foods that are high in zinc. Pumpkin seeds and oysters are very high in zinc; another great form is grass-fed beef. Sprouted nuts and seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, almonds and peas are also good sources. Last but not least, you also need probiotics. Remember that it’s not just what you eat but what you digest. So getting more probiotic-rich foods in your diet and adding supplements can improve your overall absorption.

 

 

*Always read the label and only take supplements and herbs as directed and if you are taking any medication please check with your health adviser. Endeavour Consumer Health Ltd, Auckland

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Give yourself a boost

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Many of us fail to get the recommended amounts of essential vitamins and minerals we need each day.

Modern living can put many strains upon the body and sometimes diet is not enough to ensure we are coping. A good multivitamin is a form of insurance, providing a balanced intake of the key minerals and vitamins needed to support bodies and minds. However, there are times where we might be short of a particular mineral or vitamin and need to consider something a bit more specific.

Listen to yourself

The great thing is that the body usually tells us what it needs, we just have to be alert to the signs. It may be as simple as sticking out a tongue in front of the mirror. If it has a tremor this indicates a need for magnesium. A metallic taste in the mouth can indicate a zinc deficiency. Feeling tired all time? Perhaps it’s time for an iron supplement. “Red Seal has some great products to help you to be the best you can be and to live your best life,” says Julie Fergusson, Red Seal’s Naturopath.

 

Make it a multi

Red Seal multivitamins for men and women are great products that contain a balanced blend of the vitamins and minerals necessary to support a busy lifestyle.

 

‘I feel exhausted’

If you are feeling constantly tired, your hair and nails are brittle and you seem to pick up bugs easily you might benefit from Floradix Iron Tonic. Floradix is a completely natural source of iron, with herbs and minerals that assist absorption.

 

Natural soother

Tense muscles, difficulty sleeping? Want support for normal blood pressure? You may need a magnesium supplement. Try our High Strength Magnesium 800mg.

 

A zinc boost

Some of the more common symptoms of a zinc deficiency include loss of or diminished smell and taste, poor wound healing, hair loss, roughening of skin/rashes, low libido in men, canker sores, lethargy, and deformed nails. Look at High Strength Zinc Complex (it’s good for both men and women) or our Zinc, B6 & Magnesium formula.

 

Kindervital for kids

If you are concerned whether your offspring are getting all the nutrients they need, Kindervital for Children provides nine essential vitamins and calcium for healthy bones and teeth, together with herbal extracts to maintain healthy digestion. A single daily spoonful of delicious Kindervital will ensure your children receive all the nutritional support they require.

 

*Always read the label and only take supplements and herbs as directed and if you are taking any medication please check with your health adviser. Endeavour Consumer Health Ltd, Auckland

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