As we age, our bodies change from what we're used to compared to our younger years. Not only is it easier to gain weight, our muscle mass decreases as well. Our bodies also have a harder time absorbing nutrients, which can cause vitamin deficiency, a slowed metabolism and a weakened immune system. Along with exercise, it's important to regularly take supplements to keep your body and mind healthy, as well as prevent any avoidable health issues from arising in the future.
Zinc is one of the supplements we recommend our patients at Physician’s Age Management Centers take on a regular basis. Zinc is a mineral that can be found in tissue almost everywhere in the human body; muscles, white and red blood cells, retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones, and pancreas. Zinc helps regulate cell production, promotes a healthy immune system, and helps synthesize proteins.
Zinc has many other benefits as well. These health benefits include working as a natural cold remedy, fighting cancer, preventing heart disease, aiding in hormone production, increasing cognitive functions, and promoting healthy digestion. Zinc can also keep your skin clear and fresh, boost collagen, and treat skin related issues like Eczema.
A zinc deficiency can be very dangerous causing many symptoms including stunted growth, low blood pressure, loss of appetite, weight loss, change in taste and smell, depression, pale skin, stomach issues, hair loss, and fatigue. You can make sure you are getting enough zinc by eating plenty of oats, nuts, and meat. While some people can get enough nutrients from food alone, many people have a harder time absorbing nutrients, especially aging adults.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, our goal is to help our patients stay young and healthy. If you feel that you are struggling to start your journey to health through supplementation and exercise, or would just like to talk about the important health benefits related to our practices, give us a call! Supplementation is great treatment on its own or in addition to other services we offer like HRT and weight management.