What is Zinc and how can it help me fight off invading bacteria and viruses?

Zinc is a nutrient (trace element) that plays many vital roles in our body. Zinc keeps your immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth. Not only that, our body also uses zinc to support healthy and clear skin, brain and eye health. Research also shows that it plays a vital role in testosterone production and male sexual health.

A Zinc deficiency  will have a negative impact on your immune function by increasing your risk of getting an infection. This is because your body needs this mineral to make new immune cells and produce antibodies that are necessary for the immune response.

7 Signs That You Might Be Zinc Deficient

If your body zinc levels are low, it will have a number of negative effects including your immune function. This can also increase your risk of getting an infection. Appropriate levels of Zinc are needed to support your body’s ability to make immune cells and produce antibodies that are required for the immune response.

Furthermore, Zinc is found in every cell of our bodies. It is utilised in over 300 enzymes and 1,000 transcription factors, proteins that help in cell division by copying DNA. Therefore, you can’t be in full health if you don’t get enough of this mineral.

Below we have listed the top 7 most common signs that might indicate you are low on this vital mineral:

There are many health conditions where zinc deficiency is also highly likely, such as hormonal complaints and reproductive issues, obesity and metabolic syndrome, liver disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer and many more.

Getting enough zinc in our diet every day is important because there are no specialised storage systems for zinc in the body. Sadly, even the healthiest diets may not contain adequate amounts of zinc to meet the physiological needs of many people.

This is where IV supplementation comes into play. Read on to discover how Zinc loaded Vitamin Drips can help you keep your Zinc levels up.

Our Expert IV Drips Containing Zinc

Supplementing Zinc via IV Drips is a great way to ensure you maintain your Zinc stores replenished and potentially enjoy all the great benefits that Zinc has on our bodies.

Zinc has become a popular treatment for the common cold for example. Some studies have found that Zinc may reduce the duration of cold, perhaps by a day or so, and may reduce the number of respiratory infections in children. 

This critical mineral can help fight infections and improve wounds healing, help with ulcers, ADHD, acne, sickle cell anemia, and other conditions. In addition, Zinc has also been studied as a treatment for herpes, high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, and more.

Strict vegetarians, alcohol abusers, and people who have a poor diet are at higher risk for zinc deficiency. So are those with certain digestive problems, such as Crohn’s disease making them ideal candidates for Zinc IV Treatments.

Zinc, when infused directly into the body through an ‘IV infusion’ or ‘IV Vitamin Drip’, bypasses the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system completely. When comparing the absorption of oral and IV administered Zinc, IV delivery is far superior. This is not only because more Zinc can be administered at any one given time, but also because IV Drips help you maximise your Zinc absorption levels.

Below is our latest range of Zinc Loaded Drips and Infusions:

Why Zinc Is a Great Immune System Booster

Zinc helps keep your immune system strong. This is mainly because Zinc is necessary for immune cell function and cell signalling.

If you are low in zinc, it will have a negative impact on your immune function and  increase your risk of getting an infection. This is because this mineral affects your body’s ability to create new immune cells and produce antibodies that are necessary for the immune response.

Zinc as a treatment for common colds and other viral infections

A review of seven studies demonstrated that 80–92 mg per day of supplemented Zinc may reduce the length of the common cold by up to 33%.

When people think about dealing with a sickness, they focus on cold remedies or different ways of managing the symptoms. However, a better approach might be to take a preventative stand. This is because a robust immune system can help prevent you from getting sick in the first place.

We know that taking zinc when you first notice the sniffles or a cough can lower the severity and duration of your symptoms for both adults and kids. Research suggests that upping your zinc intake within 24 hours of when you feel something coming on makes it most effective.

Some research is also being made to ascertain the possibility of utilising Zinc supplementation to aid in the treatment of complex viral infections such as COVID-19.

In fact, the world-first trial to test benefit of intravenous zinc in COVID-19 fight will be carried out by researchers from Austin Health and the University of Melbourne.

“Zinc has been proven to be effective in treating severe pneumonia and other viruses although not COVID-19 to date. This trial is an extraordinary opportunity to discover if IV zinc can help us respond to the current pandemic,” Dr Eutick said.