More severe cases of zinc deficiency will cause a stop in growth and maturation of children, sometimes resulting in a form of dwarfism. Poor testicular functioning can result. There will also be increased problems with the eye such as, optic neuritis, cataract formation, and poor color formation. Zinc deficiency will also lead to immune disorders, and dermatitis. A lack of zinc is also found to result in anorexia. Researchers believe zinc is used by the body in some way to create appetite, and without zinc in the body there is no appetite.
J Am Optom Assoc. 1981 May;52(5):409-14.
Nutritional effects of zinc on ocular and systemic physiology.
Zinc, an essential mineral in human nutrition, has multiple and complex ocular and systemic functions. Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, reduced appetite, skin changes, impaired reproductive development, impaired taste acuity, and impaired wound healing. Zinc deficiency may also cause or contribute to learning problems. Observations of Denver children have suggested that suboptimum zinc nutriture may be quite common in otherwise normal infants and children in the United States. The most likely cause of this deficiency is dietary insufficiency. High concentrations of zinc are found in human ocular tissues and are closely related to visual function. When zinc levels are inappropriately low, results can include ocular birth defects, reduced ability to dark adapt, excessively low IOP, and optic neuritis. Correction of zinc deficiency with zinc supplementation must be done cautiously because excessive zinc can interfere with the metabolism of copper and zinc.
sleep, whats that?so what time of day are you taking your b12? did you get a complex yet or are you still taking plain b12?
and from before...did you start your b-12 after the mag-zinc routine?
how many days have you been on b-12 before noticing disturbed sleep again the past couple nights?
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