Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the key reasons for zinc deficiency?

The big problem with zinc is that we don’t store zinc very well. So, unless you’re consuming it every day, you could end up having a zinc deficiency. 

Here are a couple of things that can decrease the absorption of zinc:

• Too much calcium 

• Too much iron 

• Excessive amounts of copper

• Phytates (bran, rice, grains, corn)

• Cadmium 

• Casein 

• Gut damage 

• A lot of tannins 

• A lot of sulfites 

• Infection 

• Refined sugar

• Stress

Last updated: Aug 28, 2023 14:18 PM