Zinc’s one-two punch helps boost your immune system and overall wellness.
It’s pretty well known that Zinc helps boost your immune system, helping to ward off illness and even shorten the duration of being sick. And at times like these when everyone is doing what we can to boost our immune systems and maximize our health, Zinc, along with Vitamin C, lead the list of vitamins we reach for first.
But there’s something you probably didn’t know… Zinc also aids in restful sleep. And since quality sleep is important in itself and also vital to maintaining a top notch immune system, zinc delivers a one-two punch on your overall wellness.
Zinc impacts many functions in the body
Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of our bodies. It’s found in several bodily systems and biological reactions, and it is needed for immune function, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, maintaining vision and much more.
Among these many uses in our bodies, Zinc helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Taken soon after cold symptoms appear, zinc might also shorten the length of a cold, particularly when taken as lozenges or syrup.
Zinc is also good for the skin and can be used topically as zinc oxide -- a cream, ointment or paste that’s applied to the skin to prevent conditions such as diaper rash and sunburn.
Zinc aids in restful sleep
But one of the things you probably didn’t know about zinc is that it also aids in sleep. This is a relatively new finding as new evidence has concluded that zinc serum concentration varies with the amount of sleep, while orally administered zinc increases the amount and the quality of sleep in mice and humans.
While the mechanisms by which zinc regulates sleep remain unclear, scientists are working toward learning more. Scientists believe zinc acts on our circadian regulators, the body’s natural sleep/wake cycle, and induces sleep when the body is “programmed” to be sleeping. They’ve seen that orally administered zinc rapidly increases in the blood and reaches the Central Nervous activating a signaling pathway that is responsible for the promotion of sleep.
By leveraging these cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Hemp Essentials Restful Sleep includes Zinc along with Chamomile, Passion Flower and Melatonin to alleviate tension, reduce anxiety, calm nervousness and promote sound sleep. It’s one more way Dr. Hemp Essentials exemplifies the Science of Wellness in a Bottle.