Zinc and Inflammation

Zinc May Help Battle Infections by Moderating Immune Responses

Researchers believe Zinc’s ability to support the immune system in fighting off infections may lie in its ability to shut off and kick start immune pathways. A new study shows the mineral Zinc plays an important role in controlling how the body responds to infections by slowing various immune system pathways.  It seems that if…

Zinc and Immune Support

Zinc Supplements May Cut Infections in the Elderly

A new trial implies daily Zinc supplementation may significantly reduce infections in the elderly while improving the overall antioxidant status of this group of the population. 50 healthy male and female individuals between the ages of 55 and 87 participated in this double-blind, placebo controlled study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily…

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Zinc Plus Antioxidant: A Cost-Effective Solution to Macular Degeneration?

According to a new study a supplement containing Antioxidants plus Zinc may be a cost effective way to slow down the progression of the wet form of the common degenerative eye disease, Macular Degeneration. Data from the AREDS study in addition to real world outcomes using the National Health Service EMR, a multicenter Neovascular (wet…