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Zinc and Vitamin D

It appears that
  • Low Zinc results in poor Vitamin D Receptor function
  • Colds can be stopped by taking Zinc every 2-3 hours
  • Zinc improves the immune system and influences 300 enzymes
  • Zinc deficiency has increased due to lack of Zinc in fertilizers and Roundup
  • Zinc taste tests kindof sortof work

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The base of the fingers of the Vitamin D Receptors contain a zinc molecule

See also Zinc in VitaminDWiki

See also web

  • Zinc Is Crucial for Heart Health Mercola Jan 2016
    "Zinc May Help Regulate Your Heartbeat"
    "Your Body Contains More Than 300 Zinc-Dependent Enzymes"
    "How Much Zinc Do You Need?" RDA is 11 mg/day (men) 8 mg/day (women)
    Deficient due to lack of Zinc in fertilizers, glyphosate which binds to Zinc
    ACE inhibitors and thiazide diuretics consume Zinc
  • Modern Day Zinc Deficiency Epidemic March 2013
    lots of great information - but they do not permit copy/paste
  • Linus Pauling Institute
    Lots of information, such as "zinc deficiency has been estimated to cause more than 450,000 deaths in children under the age of 5 annually"
  • Vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals VitaminD Council
    Nice section on ZINC
  • Zinc Deficiency taste test
  • Quackery or Solid Science: The Zinc Tally Test - Does it Work? How Does It Work? And How Reliable is It? Suppversity Jan 2014
    Many reviews conclude the Zinc taste test does not work (but low Zinc does make for poorer taste)
  • https://examine.com/supplements/zinc/ excellent with lots of links to clinical research
    "Superloading zinc by taking up to 100mg zinc a day is confirmed to be safe in the short term (2-4 months), but because this dose is higher than the 40mg Tolerable Upper Limit (TUL) of zinc, prolonged superloading is not advised. Zinc’s intestinal uptake is hindered by other minerals, including Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron, since they all use the same transporter. If the transporter’s uptake limit (800mg) is exceeding between these four minerals, absorption rates will fall. Taking less than 800mg of these four minerals at the same time is fine."
  • Behavioral impairments in animal models for zinc deficiency - Jan 2015
    has the following pentagon

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+  Download the Jan 2015 PDF from VitaminDWiki
  • GLYPHOSATE IT BINDS MINERALS AND CUTS OFF THE PRODUCTION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND HORMONES....A VISUAL CONNECTION OF THE ROUTES OF DISEASES AND CANCER
    BINDS, CHELATES, ZINC, MANGANESE, SELENIUM, CHROMIUM, COBALT
    Click here for PDF on VitaminDWiki

  • Estimating the Global Prevalence of Zinc Deficiency PLOS ONE Nov 2012
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     Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
  • Zinc Deficiency chapter WHO, date unknown
     Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
  • Zinc Deficiency Wikipedia
    "Central Anatolia, in Turkey, was a region with zinc-deficient soils and widespread zinc deficiency in humans. In 1993, a research project found that yields could be increased by 6 to 8-fold and child nutrition dramatically increased through zinc fertilization."
  • http://www.zinc.org/crops/
    "A study for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) by Sillanpää found that zinc was the most commonly deficient micronutrient in the world. The study, which examined 190 field trials in fifteen countries, found that zinc deficiency occurred in one out of every two trials."
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Note: Taking Zinc acetate every 2 hours with vitamin C stops most colds


Do You Have A Copper and Zinc Imbalance?

Nice article has the following charts and many references
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Zinc and the immune system - 2000

Proc Nutr Soc. 2000 Nov;59(4):541-52.
Rink L1, Gabriel P.
1Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Lübeck School of Medicine, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck, Germany. rink at immu.mu-luebeck.de

Zn is an essential trace element for all organisms. In human subjects body growth and development is strictly dependent on Zn. The nervous, reproductive and immune systems are particularly influenced by Zn deficiency, as well as by increased levels of Zn. The relationship between Zn and the immune system is complex, since there are four different types of influence associated with Zn.

  • (1) The dietary intake and the resorption of Zn depends on the composition of the diet and also on age and disease status.
  • (2) Zn is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes influencing various organ functions having a secondary effect on the immune system.
  • (3) Direct effects of Zn on the production, maturation and function of leucocytes.
  • (4) Zn influences the function of immunostimulants used in the experimental systems.

Here we summarize all four types of influence on the immune function. Nutritional aspects of Zn, the physiology of Zn, the influence of Zn on enzymes and cellular functions, direct effects of Zn on leucocytes at the cellular and molecular level, Zn-altered function of immunostimulants and the therapeutic use of Zn will be discussed in detail.
PMID: 11115789
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Zinc National Institue of Health (US)

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/
has the following Zinc AI and RDA

AgeMaleFemalePregnancyLactation
0–6 months2 mg*2 mg*
7–12 months3 mg3 mg
1–3 years3 mg3 mg
4–8 years5 mg5 mg
9–13 years8 mg8 mg
14–18 years11 mg9 mg12 mg13 mg
19+ years11 mg8 mg11 mg12 mg

* Adequate Intake (AI)
 Download the NIH PDF from VitaminDWiki

  • "In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 50 subjects (within 24 hours of developing the common cold) took a zinc acetate lozenge (13.3 mg zinc) or placebo every 2–3 wakeful hours. Compared with placebo, the zinc lozenges significantly reduced the duration of cold symptoms (cough, nasal discharge, and muscle aches) [67]."

Zinc half life in the body - a day or 4 monhs?

http://garthkroeker.blogspot.com/2009/07/zinc-eating-disorders.html 4 months
others indicate take Zinc several times per day to stop a cold


8 major uses of Zinc in the body

Science Daily reporting on a 2014 study

  • Brain: The blood zinc level is less in patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease (Brewer, and others 2010).In a rodent study, it was observed that zinc behaves like an antidepressant (Nowak and others, 2005).
  • Cardiovascular System: Zinc performs a noteworthy role in the regulation of arterial blood pressure. Males and females were reported to metabolize zinc differently when suffering from hypertension (Tubek, 2007).
  • Liver: Zinc deficiency in the liver occurs not only in those with liver cirrhosis, but also in less advanced alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease (Bode and others, 1998).
  • Pregnancy: A mild deficiency of zinc during a pregnancy can cause increased maternal morbidity, abnormal taste sensation, prolonged gestation, inefficient labor, atonic bleeding, and an increased risk to fetuses (Jameson, 1993).
  • Diabetes: Zinc is very important in the synthesis, storage, and secretion of insulin (Chausmer 1998). A low level of zinc has been shown to play a role in diabetics with associated disease conditions such as coronary artery disease and several related risk factors including hypertension, and elevated levels of triglycerides (Singh and others, 1998).
  • Endocrine System: Studies show a correlation between zinc deficiency in geriatric patients and reduced activity of the thymus gland and thymic hormones, decreased response to vaccinations, and reduced immunity (Haase and Rink, 2009).
  • Healing: Zinc deficiency has been linked with delayed wound healing, and has been found to be crucial to the healing of gastric ulcers especially at the early stage (Kennan and Morris, 1993; Andrews and Gallagher-Allred, 1999; Watanabe, 1995).
  • Pneumonia: Zinc may shorten the duration of severe pneumonia and time in the hospital (Brooks, 2004).


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