Zinc Sleep Benefits
Does zinc affect Poor sleep Quality?
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost all living organisms, and it is known to be needed for the proper function of more than 200 enzymes. It can also help promote healthy skin, hair, nails, prostate health, and immunity. As a result of these benefits, many people take zinc supplements for various reasons. Some people even use them as part of their beauty routine or to cure sicknesses like the common cold. One study has shown that zinc may actually have an effect on sleep by decreasing insomnia severity in patients with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis through its effects on inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that promote inflammation in the body. The findings suggest that zinc supplementation could be used therapeutic to help people with sleep disorders, poor sleep quality, short sleep duration and sleepiness.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is used for many bodily functions, including the immune system. It also helps with skin health and growth.
When should you take zinc? Morning or night?
While some people may need to take it in the morning, others find they need to take zinc at nighttime before bedtime. The best way to know if you are one of those who needs evening zinc is by simply taking a quiz called Iron Level Quiz on WebMD. This will tell you what your iron level score is, and then give recommendations based on whether or not it falls into an “optimal” range – which would be anything above 50%. If it falls below that number, then your doctor might prescribe specific supplements like ferrous sulfate
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Check out what I recently discovered zinc could do for your sleep!
Zinc is involved in so many things. It’s involved in over 300 pathways in the body. But, recently, I found out that zinc has an unexpected sleep benefit.
Typically a zinc deficiency is related to problems, such as:
• A child not growing quickly
• Low testosterone
• Loss of taste and smell
• Poor wound healing
• Poor immunity
But a huge symptom of a zinc deficiency is poor sleep.
Different functions of zinc:
• It has a significant influence over the central nervous system
• It’s involved in neurotransmitters
• It’s essential for making adenosine
• It’s involved in making dopamine
• It’s involved in making serotonin
• It exists in glutamatergic neurons (affects deep sleep)
Zinc is a sleep modulator. It helps control sleep. Any time you take zinc, you also want to take copper. For every 8-10 mg of zinc, take .5-1 mg of copper. You may also find it beneficial to get your zinc and copper from a blend of trace minerals.
Oysters have the highest amount of zinc. They are loaded with taurine, which supports physical performance and sleep. They also contain GABA receptor agonist, which supports sleep.