When considering what proven trace minerals build your natural immunity consider Zinc
80 % of Americans are deficient in Zinc.
Zinc participates in more that 200 different enzymatic systems in the body. A deficiency in zinc means that none of these essential systems will function normally.
You could be deficient in Zinc if you:
perspire have white spots on your nails loss of taste, smell or appetite are slow to heal have prostate problems have a delay in sexually maturing have acne fertility problems nerve damage cataracts The Benefits of Zinc include:
promotes healing of wounds/burns protects the eyes improves prostate health necessary for the detoxification of alcohol may be useful in the treatment of anorexia essential during pregnancy and lactation decreases premature delivery improves common cold and sore throat when used as a lozenger
Diseases/conditions that benefit from Zinc include:
Many know zinc oxide as that white cream that blocks the sun or diaper rash.
Zinc assists other nutrients in the body, consider it the catalyst in the blood stream for a wandering bit of vitamin C that says where am I needed...zinc gently says, this cell is deficient - please go here. Crucial.
Sourced from nutrition and you - a field support manual and an article titled 15 reasons to get enough zinc by ruth adams