Zinc is an essential mineral, is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes in the body, is a gentle immune stimulant, and is necessary for immune response to pathogens.
- Concurrent Use with Vaccination*
- Immune Protection*
- Cough Expectorant*
- Wound Healing*
Zinc deficiency depresses immune function, and even mild to moderate degrees of zinc deficiency can impair macrophage and neutrophil functions, natural killer cell activity, and complement activity. The body requires zinc to develop and activate T-lymphocytes. Individuals with low zinc levels have shown reduced lymphocyte proliferation response to mitogens and other adverse alterations in immunity that can be corrected by zinc supplementation.