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>>Essential Minerals - Ca, Mg, Zn, Se {video}

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Calcium, Magnesium and even Zinc and Selenium are major essential minerals that have hundreds of critical metabolic functions in the body. They are part of everything from bones and muscles to nerve function. These minerals help with immune function, cardiac function, muscle function and numerous others. Although our bodies do have a means for storing minerals in the bones and muscles, essential minerals must be taken in the diet. Calcium, Zinc and Selenium are especially vital for immune function with Magnesium to a lesser degree. However, proper Magnesium levels help reduce inflammation and help the immune system to not overreact and help activate vitamin D.  It also helps maintain healthy blood vessels, blood pressure and helps muscles relax. (70% of people are Magnesium deficient not getting enough in their diet. Poor foods cause inflammation and Magnesium depletion. Diuretics & caffeine cause Magnesium excretion from the body. Stress also depletes Magnesium because it is used heavily by metabolic pumps.) 

Calcium is released from the bones by hyperthermia (fever) for use by macrophages during an infection. Giving calcium during an illness can help lessen a fever and improve function. Calcium is arguably the most important immune mineral. Vitamin F helps more calcium from the blood into the tissues. (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium & Sodium are the top cations in the blood.) 

Normal zinc levels are 72-144mcg/dl. Zinc helps 100 enzymes, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA production, cell growth, normal taste and smell. Deficiency impairs neutrophils, macrophages and natural killer cells also affects lymphocyte proliferation and T lymphocyte development and activation. Deficiency correlated to pneumonia. Zinc food sources are pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, oats, baked beans, chick peas, fortified cereals, yogurt and beef.


Zinc Benefit as We Enter the Endemic by Dr. Campbell - Sep 2021 Zinc deficiency affects all immune cells and suboptimal levels enable increased risk for autoimmune states, infectious disease and cancer. Elderly and malnourished are more deficient. W.H.O. estimates 1/3 of world population is deficient and zinc deficiency is thought to be responsible for 16% of all deep respiratory infections. Zinc helps to defend the cells against viral infections in a number of ways and directly inhibits viral replication. It helps cilia and pneumocytes. Zinc helps lymphocytes and memory T-cells. Prophylactic supplementation is better then when sick. Zinc helps reduce severity, frequency and duration of the common cold. (About 30% of colds are from coronaviruses.) Zinc supplementation in children in developing countries seems to reduce pneumonia by 19% and pneumonia mortality by 16%. At 15:00 minutes shows chart of many diseases common to have low zinc and be susceptible to COVID-19. Common foods with zinc are seeds, nuts, dairy, whole grains, eggs, legumes, potates, etc. RDA is 8-18mg for women and 11mg for men.

Zinc Cuts COVID Death Rate by 40% by MercolaPDF - Nov 2022 New study shows zinc twice daily resulted in 40% lower deaths and ICU admissions and shorter hospital and symptom duration.

Zinc Benefits For Immune Function and COVID-19 by Dr. Campbell - Oct 2020 Spain study found low zinc levels result in poor outcomes. Those who died mean plasma level at 43mcg/dl while survivors 63mcg/dl. Zinc levels below 50mcg/dl had 2.3 times death rate. India study found 70% of those deficient had complications, needed more steroids, had longer hospital stay and greater mortality, while of those non-deficient only 30% had complications. Zinc a known anti-viral, impairs viral replication and binding at cell receptor site. Zinc deficiency is common among elderly and those with chronic disease. Zinc is immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory. 


Journal of Medicine Reports that HCQ & Zinc Reduce COVD Deaths by - Feb 2021

Zinc is Key to Hydroxychloroquine Protocol by - Sep 2020 Quercetin and ECGC work as ionophores like HCQ

Are You Getting Enough Zinc? - Your body does not store much zinc.

When Should You Take Zinc to Help Your Cold?

More Benefits of Zinc by Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Start at 35 minutes for nutrient deficiency immune discussion

Why Your Body Needs Zinc by Dr. Rhonda Patrick - 2020


Benefits of Zinc with Quercetin by Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Start at 17 minutes for Quercetin

How to Improve Zinc Uptake with Quercetin by - TAKEN DOWN

Quercetin as Zinc Ionophore Biochemistry by Dr. Been Medical Lectures - April 2020 COVID-19

Anti-tumor Effects of Quercetin by MercolaPDF - Aug 2022


The Many Benefits of Magnesium by MercolaPDF - May 2022

Magnesium Deficiency Applications by MercolaPDF - Aug 2022

Magnesium Biochemistry & COVID-19 by Dr. Been Medical Lectures - June 2020 Vit D, B12 and Mag may help severity, see MATH+ protocol on our Immune Support/ Corona Update June 2020 


How Selenium May Reduce COVID-19 by - Apr 2021 Selenium helps with many health issues including supporting the reduction of severe viral symptoms from SARS, coxsackievirus, EBOLA and HIV-1. It may also help support during infertility, cancer and osteoporosis. It is found in Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds (and pumpkin seed?), mushrooms, eggs, turkey and pasture-raised chicken.

Selenium Biochemistry & Coronavirus by Dr. Been Medical Lectures - June 2020

Why Most People Are Mineral Deficient by - Apr 2021 Review by James DiNicolantonio, Pharm.D. - A good overview of top 10.

Dr. Rolland discusses some of many essential and vital immune benefits of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Selenium.


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