Hemp Guidebook: Zinc

Welcome readers, to the Zinc Article for the Hemp Guidebook!

We’re nearing the end of our Minerals and Vitamins series. It’s kind of sad to say, but the good news is that our coverage of the Hemp plant will be complete with the next 2 articles!

Anyway, Zinc is, like all minerals we’ve looked at, crucial for your body to function.

It’s also quite abundant, so we do have that going for us. Zinc can be found pretty widely in foods, and if you’re needing even more, then supplements are a good answer.

Hemp is a strong provider of your vitamins and minerals, this includes today’s item of Zinc. We’ll be looking at what Zinc is, what it can do, how much is too much, and how much is too little.

Let’s take a look.


What is Zinc?

Zinc is an organic chemical found abundantly in your body. It is responsible for many crucial functions, and the lack of it can have some pretty serious consequences.

As the second most abundant trace element in the body, it is vitally necessary to you but cannot be stored.

This means that you will need to be regularly replenishing your body’s supply.

Zinc is so essential because it helps the body’s defensive mechanisms and the function of the Immune System.

It has to be taken from external sources which include food and supplements. Foods like Fish, Poultry, and Red Meats are high in Zinc and thus, good choices.

There are some other features that this element possesses. Uniquely, it helps us to taste food and also preserve muscle tone. It can even help keep cataracts at bay! Recently scientists have produced research that suggests Zinc will help you resist the common cold.

Zinc Deficiency

Ideally, your diet should have Zinc in traces and as such, be taking 8mg every single day. When your levels of Zinc start to drop below this, you will experience some potentially severe ailments.

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Among these are severe diarrhea, digestive difficulties, constant nausea, blinding headaches, and some elderly have experienced an entire loss of vision.

Zinc Deficiency has also been linked to Anorexia, ADHD, and Muscular Atrophy.

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Zinc Overconsumption

Higher concentrations of Zinc in your body will cause another compound to become deficient, interestingly.

If your Zinc levels climb too high, you will begin to become deficient in Copper of all things.

High concentrations can cause chronic dry mouth, chronic nausea, insomnia, and several flu-like symptoms such as fever.

This can make it difficult to immediately diagnose since it so closely mirrors the flu.

Of course, these are very generalized conditions. If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes and hypertension which share symptoms with Zinc over-consumption, it can be exceeding difficult for a doctor to figure out if a deficiency or excess is at fault.

When it comes to finding the proper dose, the World Health Org. has released information for those above 50. If you are 50+ you should have your blood tested every 6-8 months. This is to detect if your zinc levels are too low or too high.

In Conclusion

Dealing with Zinc issues can be problematic, especially since the symptoms mirror those of other conditions! A healthy diet and proper supplementation should help you avoid any Zinc problems, but a change in diet may help you if you do find yourself becoming ill.

In any situation where you do not feel well, I strongly suggest seeking the council of a medical professional. They will be able to properly, and legally, diagnose, and treat any illnesses you have.

If you want to add a complete nutritional product to your diet, I would suggest Hemp Extract! The Hemp plant is rich in all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs and contains many more compounds that are beneficial.

I suggest Enlita Farms for your entry in the Hemp game, since they offer an exceptional full-spectrum product that contains all naturally occuring compounds in hemp.

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Thanks so much for reading! As always, you are CALLED to WELLNESS. Accept nothing less!

-Luke Schlag, CalledWellness.com