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Need an Immunity Boost? Try Zinc!

This blog is part of the GLIM immunity blog series.

There has never been a better time to strengthen your immune system! While we still focus on the global Coronavirus pandemic, it can be far too easy to forget that many additional illnesses tend to spike this time of year. If you find yourself with a runny nose or a sore throat don't panic - the fix could be as easy as consuming more Zinc!

Zinc may be especially effective for the common cold as it can prevent the virus responsible for the common cold, "the rhinovirus," from inhabiting and multiplying in your throat and nose. This means that the duration of the cold is shortened and you may also experience reduced symptoms throughout your cold. Zinc works best when it is taken within the first day of the cold, so purchase Zinc supplements from GLIM's online apothecary at a discounted rate to be ready for the next time you feel a cold coming on! In order to be most effective, Zinc should be taken in the form of a lozenge or syrup to coat the throat.

Even if you are one of the lucky few who tend to avoid the common cold, Zinc is great to boost the general immune system functions along with other additional benefits. It aids in the development of the immune system cells that recognize when a virus enters your body and leads the attack on the virus to prevent you from getting sick. Zinc is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can help prevent heart disease and mental decline. Acne and skin diseases also tend to improve with the use of Zinc Supplements. As you can see, Zinc really does provide support to your body in a wide array of ways, so consult GLIM to learn how Zinc may work specifically for you!

It is especially important to consume Zinc because it cannot be made naturally by the body. Zinc can be taken in the form of a tablet or liquid, and you are likely already including Zinc naturally in your diet. Zinc levels are especially high in red meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs and dairy products, and including these foods in your diet is a simple way to experience Zinc's many benefits.

While Zinc is generally regarded as safe, it does have known reactions with certain antibiotics and other medications. Additionally, Zinc can cause side effects and can even be toxic if not taken at a proper dosage. GLIM is here to help you navigate how Zinc can work for you, so schedule a free introductory call with GLIM today to learn more learn more!

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