This is very important with all forms of depression, especially post-natal depression.
The problem with very low levels of zinc is that zinc is a critical component of the process that allows us to absorb our essential minerals. The lower the zinc levels, the poorer is the absorption rate. In fact it can so low that you can’t absorb a zinc supplement properly. It is a catch 22 situation – you need zinc, but you can’t absorb zinc because your zinc levels are too low. Liquid zinc supplementation can help here, as it is much easier to absorb than a solid zinc supplement.
How can zinc levels be easily asessed? Your Naturopath can do a ‘taste test’, generally the worse the taste the better are your zinc levels.
Of course zinc is very important for many other body functions, for instance tissue healing.
Have a wonderful week
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