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9 Types of Zinc Supplementation and Absorption

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Zinc is a powerful immune nutrient known for its benefits for providing immune health support and inflammation reduction as well as for improving cold and respiratory symptoms, wound healing, acne reduction, and lowering the risk of age-related diseases. Research on atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus suggests that zinc deficiency may contribute to low-grade systemic inflammation. Even more popular at the moment is the role of  zinc and the potential benefits against COVID-19 . This is probably one of the reasons that's driving the demand on zinc related products. In a  ConsumerLab survey  of 9,647 people who use dietary supplements shows that the supplements which experienced the greatest growth in popularity in 2020 were those being promoted to prevent or treat infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Zinc supplements achieved the highest growth with 13.5% points. Does zinc help treat COVID 19? In order to answer that question, there are many zinc studie

Zinc Gluconate Vs Zinc Picolinate - Types of Zinc Supplementation and Absorption

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Zinc picolinate and zinc gluconate are forms of dietary supplements that we use to prevent zinc deficiency. Zinc is an essential mineral that our body can easily absorb. Therefore, if we do not get enough amount of zinc, we may have to take these dietary supplements as directed by the doctor. When choosing a zinc supplement, it’s important to consider the type of zinc, dosage, and supplement form. There are several types of zinc supplements. Some, such as zinc picolinate, may be better absorbed, while zinc acetate may be more effective at shortening the duration of the common cold ( Source ,  Source ). Supplements contain several forms of zinc, including zinc gluconate, zinc citrate and zinc picolinate. The percentage of elemental zinc varies by form.  Chelated zinc is a general form of supplementary zinc in which the zinc is chelated — or bound — to a compound to make it easier for the body to absorb. Zinc picolinate or zinc gluconate are formed when zinc is chelated to picolinic ac

Top 10 Anti Aging Supplements that Work (Backed by Science)

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If you are looking for anti aging supplements , you've come to the right place. Instead of taking untested supplements, you might need to consider supplements that actually work. Aging can be defined as the time-related deterioration of the physiological functions necessary for survival and fertility ( Source ). The characteristics of aging—as distinguished from diseases of aging (such as cancer and heart disease)—affect all the individuals of a species. Recent studies have indicated that there are genetic components to aging, and that the genetically determined life span characteristic of a species can be modulated by altering genes or diet. This article compiles research related to the anti-aging or slowing the aging process. This article will also reveal exciting new information about a variety of immune-enhancing natural products and nutrients that may help you maintain youthful immune system function into advancing age. Methodology: The selection or short-listing of the list b

15 Best Natural Treatments to Reduce Cytokine Storm, a Severe Complication from COVID-19 (Updated April 2021)

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As of April 2021, there are still more than 2,900  clinical trials of COVID-19  treatments or vaccines that are either ongoing or recruiting patients. New ones are being added every day. The drugs or treatments being tested range from vaccines, repurposed flu treatments to failed ebola drugs, to stem cell therapy, to malaria treatments that were first developed decades ago. We know that while a large percentage of the population only experiences mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and won’t require hospitalization, others experience severe symptoms and complications, require hospitalization, or may even die. The cytokine storm may be one possible way to explain the severe reaction of those in hospitals. This may also explain why younger people and those with a healthy immune system and without preexisting health conditions tend to have an easier time. Their bodies may release lower levels of cytokines creating just enough inflammation for