Thanks for checking out my video. I’m going to talk about zinc and Candida today. Zinc deficiency is very common with a lot of patients with recurring yeast infections. In fact, I read an interesting article recently online, a 1996 Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a U.S. journal. They found that most women with recurring vaginal yeast infections had a zinc deficiency.
What I started to do years ago is started to test a lot of patients through a zinc taste test and found the same thing. In fact, most all patients with chronic and recurring yeast infections were deficient in zinc. Zinc is one of the most important minerals when it comes to your immune system. It’s also critical for actually making the correct amount of stomach acid. And most people my age and over have got a deficiency in stomach acid and oftentimes they’ll need more zinc. Zinc allows the body to produce hydrochloric acid.
For that reason alone, I recommend that you take zinc every day as part of your multivitamin or as a supplement in its own right. Particularly experiment with about 20 or 30 mg per day to see what happens. What you’ll find is many times your sense of smell will improve. Your skin will improve. Your hair and skin will improve, but particularly, your immune system will improve. Coughs and flus go away. You don’t get colds anymore. Lots and lots of people have zinc deficiencies contributing to immune dysfunction.
One of the ultimate ways to power the immune system up is to make sure you’ve got adequate selenium in the body, zinc, iodine and Vitamin D. Those four in particular have a potent effect on many different aspects of cell mediated and humeral immunity. Zinc is particularly important also for breaking proteins down and forming good muscle tissue in the body. It’s vital for good neuro health, good brain function. It plays so many different roles in the body that I believe that you should make sure you’ve got plenty of zinc in your body all the time if you’ve got a yeast infection.
I hope that answers your question about the importance of zinc and a Candida yeast infection.