Zinc: The Immune System Multiplier

Zinc: The Immune System Multiplier

Zinc: The Multiplier for Optimal Immune System Function

Zinc is a nutrient needed by the body to maintain optimal immune system function and many healthy foods contain zinc necessary to meet the daily requirements, naturally. 

Zinc plays a vital role in multiple aspects of the immune system: 

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  • Produces new immune system cells

  • Helps maintain the integrity of the skin

  • Ensures proper functioning of key white blood cells

  • Plays a vital role in DNA replication/RNA transcription

  • Functions as an antioxidant stabilizing all cell membranes

Healthy Food Choices Rich in Zinc

Getting nutrients from your daily food choices is always a best first choice.

Healthy Food Choices Rich in Zinc

Some foods rich in zinc include:

  • Oysters

  • Crab

  • Lean Meats and Poultry

  • Pumpkin Seeds

  • Yogurt

  • Chickpeas

  • Lamb

  • Eggs

  • Potatoes (regular and sweet varieties)

As with every active lifestyle, it may not be possible to achieve daily zinc requirements consistently through meal planning.  It may be important to include a high-quality supplement to fill the gap between the nutrients provided by our diets and what our body needs to function at our best. Just 2 Viactiv Calcium + Immune chews provides you with 5.5 mg of zinc per day.  Viactiv, along with a healthy diet, can optimize immune system function by helping you maintain healthy zinc levels.

Calcium + Immune Helps Achieve Suggested Daily Serving of Zinc

Suggested Daily Serving for Zinc

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults 19+ years is 11 mg a day for men and 8 mg for women. Pregnancy and lactation require slightly more at 11 mg and 12 mg, respectively.

Although zinc deficiencies are rare in North America, certain groups of people will have trouble getting enough zinc daily and no matter how seemingly healthy their diet and lifestyle may be. Meeting all daily nutritional needs is not always easy.

Again, it may be important to include a high-quality supplement, like Viactiv Calcium + Immune, to fill the gap between the nutrients provided by our diets and what our body needs to function at our best.

Healthy Tips to Strengthen Immune System

In addition to eating foods rich in zinc and calcium and adding a high-quality supplement to your daily nutrition routine, these are some other ways to help improve your immune system function:
  • Stay active! This can be as simple as three 10 min walks a day or walking in place

  • Eat a diet that includes foods rich in zinc

  • Set aside “you time”, start with two 15-minute exercise sessions a day and work up to meeting a goal of 30 minutes each day for an exercise that brings you joy

  • Get plenty of sleep; your body requires seven to nine hours on average to maintain a strong immune system

Healthy Tips to Strengthen Immune System

Take Away

You CAN maintain a healthy immune system!  Choosing healthy eating habits is only one part of the equation. Choosing a vibrant and active lifestyle works synergistically with your nutrition program when boosting your immune system.  Enjoy the journey of you!
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