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Zinc 'keeps immune system in check'

Zinc 'keeps immune system in check' | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers say they have gained a key insight into how zinc helps the immune system fight infection.

 

A study shows that zinc stops the immune system from spiralling out of control, as happens when people develop sepsis.

 

The researchers say the findings could also explain why taking zinc supplements at the start of a cold can stem its severity.

 

 

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Friendly Bugs Cut Colds; Vitamin D Defeated - Vital Choice

Friendly Bugs Cut Colds; Vitamin D Defeated - Vital Choice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Credible natural remedies for colds and similar viral respiratory infections emerged in recent years.

 

The most promising of these – based on limited clinical evidence – are zinc and Echinacea.

 

Probiotics have now joined the list. And it looks like Vitamin D has dropped off.

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