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Gut health in the pink with zinc carnosine


Gut health in the pink with zinc carnosine

Complementary health practitioners frequently encounter gastrointestinal disturbance disorders. TRUDY KITHER discusses new ways to improve and correct these while treating symptoms and diseases long term.

Estimates are that more than 40 per cent of the world’s population suffers from some type of functional gastrointestinal disturbance.

The exhaustive list of digestive disorders and diseases can include, but are not limited to ulcers, halitosis, heartburn, reflux, oral thrush, bile acid malabsorption, digestive insufficiency, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, dysbiosis, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), dyspepsia, gastritis, nausea and vomiting, coeliac disease and Crohn’s disease.

You may have been told that it is “just something you will have to live with for the rest of your life”. Meanwhile, you may be prescribed pharmaceutical medications that don’t fix your underlying issue. Consequently, it only masks the problem, giving a false sense of security that the case is being solved.

Zinc-L-carnosine (ZnC) – also called Polaprezinc, is a chelated compound that contains zinc and L-Carnosine.

Being a relatively new molecule, ZnC has been associated with multiple benefits and is now shown to have superior health benefits to taking either zinc or carnosine alone.

Zinc is required for over 200 enzymatic reactions in your body. In other words, zinc is an essential mineral your body needs.

It is found in meat, shellfish, eggs, cheese, tofu, legumes, seeds and nuts.

Several studies support ZnC’s benefits in healing other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, restoring the gastric lining, enhancing the skin and liver, and improving taste disorders.

ZnC promotes the restoration of a healthy gastric lining in people with peptic ulcers while improving the taste for those with taste disorders. In fact, ZnC is best known for its approved use in Japan to manage stomach ulcers. This is most likely because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions.

As many as 70 per cent of NSAID users (anti-inflammatory drugs that relieve or reduce pain, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and steroidal medications), reportedly experience intestinal mucosa injuries, such as lesions, erosions, ulcers, heartburn, and reflux.

ZnC is also a safe and well-tolerated additional therapy to eradicate Helicobacter pylori.

Patients with chronic liver disease show impaired metabolism of this mineral and higher than average levels of iron and copper. At the same time however, they will usually display low levels of zinc, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and selenium.

ZnC is traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a demulcent (anything capable of soothing or protecting inflamed mucous membranes from further damage).

It can help to eradicate H. pylori, soothe irritated tissues, relieve symptoms of heartburn and dyspepsia, soothe gastrointestinal membranes, and support a healthy immune system and wound healing.

Thankfully, there are now exceptional practitioner-only products that natural medicine practitioners have available to them. These products contain ZnC and are effective, safe, and tolerable.  They soothe the symptoms at while healing.

When combining ZnC with other essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs, the efficacy of ZnC can be a life-changing and effective treatment with long-lasting, excellent results.

When taking products such as these, do so under the supervision of your natural healthcare provider to receive maximum results.

 Trudy Kither is a naturopath, herbalist, and iridologist at Nature’s Temple Wellness Clinic. Visit

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