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The key trace mineral that supports smell is zinc. If you have a zinc deficiency, you can lose your sense of smell. But if zinc doesn’t help, what can you do?

Well, let’s talk about what’s involved in your sense of smell. The olfactory nerve or bulb is the brain tissue responsible for processing the sense of smell. You have around 10 million receptors in each sinus that communicate with the olfactory bulb and the brain.

If there is an injury to the olfactory bulb due to trauma, infection, or allergies, this can lead to problems with your smell.

The best nutrients to support the olfactory bulb are:

  • Zinc

  • Vitamin B1 (benfotiamine)

  • Alpha-lipoic acid

Last updated: Apr 15, 2023 03:13 AM