Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate  – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System

To maintain robust whole-body health, a full complement of essential micronutrients is required. Essential micronutrients – including zinc – can be consumed through foods such as nuts, leafy greens, beans and supplemental form.  Micronutrients provide critical support of overall cell function in the body and will support healthy immune function as well as muscle and nerve function.

Zinc, the micronutrient we are focusing on today, is vital to these processes and is required for the healthy function of hundreds of enzymes that are involved in numerous metabolic processes and systems in the body.

One of those systems, the immune system – is tasked with protecting the body against pathogens and potentially damaging foreign bodies. When immune dysfunction occurs due to a zinc deficiency, restoring healthy levels of zinc can help support and improve healthy cell function. This important micronutrient supports both innate and adaptive immunity (see Part 4 on Immune Boosting for brief explanation of innate and adaptive immune system).

To distinguish between cells that are part of the body’s own healthy tissue and from those that are threats to our body, the immune system and its immune cells interactively communicate with one another. For this communication to be successful, the immune cells must have healthy receptors. Ligands, which bind to the outside of the receptor surface and allow it to be activated, are critical to this process.  Zinc interacts with many ligands to support this complex cell signaling process, and this is a vitally important component to our healthy immune system function.


What Type of Zinc are you taking?  The best Zinc to assure absorption is:

Although zinc is a critical micronutrient, the type of zinc in supplements is important in order to elicit the most favorable immune response.

Some zinc supplements on the market are formulated with zinc oxide or zinc carbonate, which have low bio-availablity, meaning they are poorly absorbed partially due to their minimal ionic charge.

In contrast, zinc sulfate heptahydrate, which is a hydrated form of zinc sulfate, provides zinc in an ionic form – the most effective and bio-available form.

This highly absorbable form of zinc offers superior zinc supplementation support for a healthy immune system.

Our Liquid Zinc is in the Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate form and easily taken and absorbed.  So, if you think you may be Zinc deficient we can do a very easy Zinc Taste test with you in the office to determine need.  And if necessary, we can also do micronutrient testing as well but my suggestion is to just start with the taste test.

If you want to get your Zinc taste test at no charge, just call and let us know you wanna come in and get it done….it will take maybe 2 minutes total!

Make It A Healthy Day!!

Dr. Cadwell

P.S.  Can’t make it to the office – Good News! We can Drop Ship directly to your home if you’d like to order any of our Immune and/or Health promoting products. Just call the office at 720-795-7920, tell us what you want or order online here and we’ll get it sent out ASAP!!

P.S.S  If you have any questions about what products to order based on your specific situation or health goals then just tell whoever answers the phone. Give them the best number and time of day to reach out and I will gladly call you personally to discuss


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