Kita Johns

How does Zinc actually boost immune support and help your body's cells heal?

Published 13 Nov, 2021

Would you like to get over colds faster — or not even get them at all? How about heal quickly from a wound or injury? Perhaps you’d enjoy not suffering from excess inflammation due to your body’s vigorous immune response to a pathogen?

If all this sounds good to you, then it’s time to get some more zinc in your diet.

What Is Zinc?

Zinc is an essential nutrient that you must obtain through food or supplements. We’ll talk about its healing properties in a moment, but it also plays a major function in other processes of the body. These include:

  • Protein synthesis
  • DNA synthesis
  • Growth and development (both physical and cognitive)
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Gene expression.

With all these functions, zinc deficiencies manifest in a wide variety of ways. These include:

  • Mental lethargy
  • Growth retardation
  • Slow wound healing
  • Poor appetite
  • Immune dysfunctions

Severe zinc deficiency is fatal if untreated. 

How Zinc Helps the Body Heal

Zinc plays more than one important function in the body for healing. First, it helps keep the immune system from reacting too strongly. 

Inflammation is an immune response that helps the body heal. Unfortunately, sometimes the body goes overboard and too much inflammation is damaging. Zinc regulates this inflammation and keeps it at an appropriate amount.

Zinc also hangs out in the skin cells and helps rebuild damaged skin cells. Patients with burns, skin ulcers, and other skin conditions heal faster when treated with zinc. 

Zinc in Our Black Seed Oil and Elderberry Gummies

Your body can’t produce or store zinc, thus you need to ingest a steady supply of the nutrient. That’s one of the reasons we’ve added this essential nutrient to our black seed oil and elderberry gummies. With our gummies, you’ll be getting a daily dose and enjoying the many health benefits of zinc. 

Check them out here today!