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One of the biggest factors in causing zinc deficiency is high levels of emotional stress. The second most common cause of zinc deficiency is over-exercise. The third most common reason your zinc deficient is if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Lastly, if you're older, you may tend to have malabsorption, which causes a zinc deficiency.

In order to get more zinc in your diet, you need to consume more zinc-rich foods. The top 5 zinc-rich foods are pumpkin seeds, oysters, grass-fed beef, sprouted nuts and seeds, and peas. Additionally, probiotics are a key supplement to take when zinc deficient because it can help your overall absorption of nutrients.

Today I'm going to share with you the five warning signs that you're zinc deficient. About 75% of people in the world are deficient, so being deficient in zinc is very common.

Warning signs you're zinc deficient:

  1. Get sick a lot or have immune system issues
  2. Leaky gut
  3. Struggle with diarrhea or IBS
  4. Thinning hair
  5. Inflammatory skin issues like acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
Signs of Zinc Deficiency and Foods to Cure it: draxe.com/nutrition/vitamins/zinc-deficiency

Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.

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