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Zinc Supports Post-Viral Recovery

CAPTION: July 2021

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, zinc is needed for an effective immune response. Following a viral assault, the immune system recruits an army of cells including neutrophils and natural killer cells to counter the infecting agent. Zinc is critical in this process and may be required in higher levels while your body defends against the virus.

Zinc deficiency may result in longer recovery times and more complications following viral infections. It can lead to impaired cellular and antibody-mediated immunity and increase your susceptibility to various pathogens and infections.

Ensure you have plenty of zinc in your tank, especially during cold and flu season. Naturopaths have a whole arsenal of nutrients and herbs to boost your immunity and support recovery following infection. For more information, talk to your practitioner.

Skalny AV, Aschner M, Tinkov AA. Zinc. Adv Food Nutr Res. 2021;96:251-310.