zinc

Zinc may boost exercise potential

A small study from the US Department of Agriculture reports that low zinc might be the root cause of poor muscle strength and impaired cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during and after exercise. This trial measured the effects of low versus high zinc intake on the physical performance of 14 men, aged 20 to 31 years. [...]

Zinc may boost exercise potential 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

ADHD: New research is promising

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) now affects between five and 10% of our school-aged children, most of them boys. It is characterized by hyperactivity, distractedness and difficulty with problem solving that can cause learning and behavioural problems in the classroom. The standard medical treatment for ADHD is Ritalin or similar amphetamine drugs. Because of the [...]

ADHD: New research is promising 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Low minerals have a role in hair loss

Health experts say hormonal imbalances, medical side effects and psychological factors may cause temporary and reversible hair loss. Two recent studies indicate mineral deficiencies might also play a role. One study from the UK reported that hair loss after gastrointestinal surgery was treated successfully with zinc. Nutritional complications following this surgery include vitamin and mineral [...]

Low minerals have a role in hair loss 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Easing Eczema: Top three therapies

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. It is often triggered by an allergy to food, pollen, animal [...]

Easing Eczema: Top three therapies 2018-02-15T15:53:05+00:00

Mineral Medicine: Zinc helps kids recover from pneumonia

The addition of zinc to standard antimicrobial treatment may accelerate recovery from pneumonia, say researchers in this week's issue of the Lancet. Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children less than five years old. Zinc is reported to prevent pneumonia, and to prevent and treat diarrhoea, and it may boost the [...]

Mineral Medicine: Zinc helps kids recover from pneumonia 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Supplements improve male infertility

Fertility problems affect about one in six couples and 30% of cases are linked to improper sperm production. For couples with this issue, two recent studies highlight the benefits of nutritional supplements. At the University of Ancona in Italy, a pilot study examined the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on 22 men, aged 25 to [...]

Supplements improve male infertility 2018-02-15T15:53:11+00:00

Healing ulcers safely and naturally

An ulcer results from damage to the protective lining of the stomach and produces abdominal tenderness, pain or “burning” about 45 minutes after meals, or during the night. There is usually blood present in the stool as well. Peptic ulcers typically occur in the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine, but can often [...]

Healing ulcers safely and naturally 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Think Zinc! Many Canadians may be low, say researchers

One out of every four Canadians eat diets that are low in the mineral zinc, according to researchers from McGill University who analyzed data from the Food Habits of Canadians Study. Zinc plays a key role in immune function where it is needed for the body to develop its own natural “killer” cells to fight [...]

Think Zinc! Many Canadians may be low, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Mobility Mineral? Taking zinc lowers risk for arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune system disease in which the body attacks its own joint tissue, leading to pain, swelling and limited motion. Many research studies show that dietary choices can have a significant effect on the severity of the disease. According to a recent study, one mineral arthritis sufferers don’t want to miss is [...]

Mobility Mineral? Taking zinc lowers risk for arthritis 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Colds and canker sores? Try zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral that supports a number of body systems, including the immune system. Recent clinical studies show that zinc can reduce the duration of a cold and may also help with chronic canker sores. At the Heritage Center in Utah, researchers studied the effects of zinc lozenges on school-aged children. During cold [...]

Colds and canker sores? Try zinc 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

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