Is your Acne a symptom of low Zinc in your body?
Do you have white flecks on your nails? Do you suffer from acne? Is your skin slow to heal? If so you might be low in Zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient and in fact is the second most abundant trace mineral in your body! It is necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in your metabolism, digestion, nerve function and is fundamental to the health of your skin.
It is essential for your body's growth because of it's role in cell growth and division and is necessary for your senses of taste and smell. This is because one of the enzymes crucial for proper taste and smell is dependent on zinc. Zinc helps keep your immune system strong and accelerates wound healing because it plays a critical role in collagen synthesis, immune function and inflammatory response, it is necessary for proper healing of your skin.
✔️Your skin holds a relatively high amount of Zinc❕ In fact its about 5% of your body's zinc content.
✔️Zinc has been shown improve treatment with the skin condition acne and studies have found that both topical and oral zinc treatments can effectively treat acne by reducing inflammation, inhibiting the growth of P. acnes bacteria and suppressing oily gland activity ✔️People with acne tend to have lower levels of zinc. Therefore, supplements may help reduce symptoms if a diet rich in zinc is not adequate or possible.
For food Sources of Zinc are found in many animal and plant foods as they are naturally rich in zinc, making it easy for you to consume adequate amounts.
Foods highest in zinc include: 🍤Shellfish: Oysters, crab, mussels, lobster and clams 🐄Meat: Beef, pork, lamb and bison 🍗Poultry: Turkey and chicken 🐡Fish: Flounder, sardines, salmon and sole 🍆Legumes: Chickpeas, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, etc. 🥜Nuts and seeds: Pumpkin seeds, cashews, hemp seeds, etc. 🧀Dairy products: Milk, yogurt and cheese 🥚Eggs 🍞Whole grains: Oats, quinoa, brown rice, etc. 🍅Certain vegetables: Mushrooms, kale, peas, asparagus and beet greens
Animal products, such as meat and shellfish, contain high amounts of zinc in a form that your body easily absorbs. Keep in mind that zinc found in plant-based sources like legumes and whole grains is absorbed less efficiently than animal based foods because of other plant compounds that inhibit absorption plus foods such as ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, snack bars and baking flours — are fortified with zinc.
I have added zinc to our LSM Skincare range to assist with healing, collagen production, immune function and acne that way you can treat any low zinc levels both nutritionally and topically.
For more information on skin health and wellness as well as anti-aging treatment contact me on 0405304948