Micro-Dosing with Immunity 3 to Help Shorten Symptom Duration

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One of the common questions that we get from many of you is, “How often should I take the Immunity 3 supplement?”

Immunity 3 is amazing for supporting your immune system, and it has deep beneficial properties to help support your stress response mechanism, balance your hormones, and ultimately just lift up how your body is responding to life every day. So, let me share with you my recommendations based on the ingredients that we find in here.

The Power of Immunity 3: What’s in it?

So, the most kind of forward ingredient that we have here in the Immunity 3 is camu camu. Camu camu is an amazing powerhouse power punch of vitamin C. It has 50 times the vitamin C you’re going to find in normal vitamin C supplementation that’s plant-based. Which, by the way, one of the benefits of reaching for Immunity 3 is that you’re getting whole organic berry powder. Which, that’s what camu camu, it’s an Amazonian berry, so you’re getting an unadulterated form of this berry. So, that means you’re getting the most bioavailable form of vitamin C.

The other thing that we have in here, in the ingredients, we have two extensively bioavailable zincs. This is really exciting, because a lot of times zinc needs to be bonded with something else. Basically, I consider it, if zinc comes over to see you for a little coffee hour or for a tea date, it needs to bring a friend along, otherwise, it can’t show up fully. So, what we see is zinc needs to be partnered up often with a helper.

We find that we have two amino acids that are helpers. We have the zinc arginate, which is L-arginine. That’s the amino acid that brings that particular form into the body, and then we have zinc glycinate, and that has glycine, a very common amino acid. So you’re getting very bioavailable forms, which is great, because now we can look at specifically the bioavailability and its potency – that factors into the frequency of taking it. Also, the other ingredient in here is elderberry and elderberry is a wonderful immune booster.

Start Micro-Dosing at the Start of Onset Symptoms

So, what I recommend for folks, if you are noticing that you have a little tickling of your throat, or your ears start to get kind of plugged up, or you start to feel that sinus headache or just the malaise, just starting to get that muscle ache, kind of beginning of what feels like the cold or the flu, especially now it could be the flu or COVID. So, what I recommend is the magic of the Immunity 3 is, one, make sure you have it on hand. So, you don’t want to be without zinc when you have these onsets, we call them “onset symptoms.”

When you experience an onset of symptoms, that’s when you want to act fast, and we want to do what we call micro-dosing. So at the onset, you want to start taking your Immunity 3. What I recommend is taking it in a microdose – two capsules, two to three times throughout the day and spaced out usually two or three hours. So you just do microdose, microdose, microdose, and you’re really power-punching it with the vitamin C, with the two super bioavailable forms with the right amino acid helpers that are going to integrate the 15 milligrams of zinc right on into your immune system. Then you’ve got the elderberry, which is great for a lot of the symptoms and just also supporting your immune system.

So, that is what I recommend. That frequency would really be for the first four to five days, but generally, when people start to take zinc and vitamin C at the onset of symptoms, we notice, and there’s a lot of research on this, that we see the symptom duration shorten. So, it depends on what you’re dealing with that would be essentially the symptom duration, but make sure you have this on hand, grab extra so that if one or more people in your family, you’ve got everybody targeted with the onset of micro-dosing. So, that’s what I recommend.

Trace Minerals for Balancing Zinc

I do have another caveat. Because zinc, especially in these forms is so potent and is going to be integrated very successfully into your body, you want to make sure you pair the Immunity 3 up with a very beneficial trace mineral complex. I say that, because one of the things when we are taking zinc, and this is a shorter period of time what I’m recommending, but I still like to balance it. It’s all about balance, and minerals have their own kind of balance within the body. Zinc needs to be in equal balance with copper. When we have extra dosing of zinc, we need to bring up our dosing of copper.

Why I don’t recommend just taking copper, I like to have the full trace mineral complex, because that’s also pro-supportive of your immune state, but also it will help balance out the zinc and copper. I talk a little bit more if you follow us here for future videos and emails, I will be sharing a little bit more about zinc types, how much, what’s the kind of max dosing, all those good details, but make sure you balance your zinc with a good trace mineral. So, those are my tips today for you to enjoy the powerful benefits of Immunity 3.

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The Collagen-Boosting Benefits of Zinc

“Zinc is a major player in the creation of DNA, growth of cells, building proteins, healing damaged tissue, and supporting a healthy immune system.” — Harvard School of Public Health

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is vital for many functions in the body, especially in the immune system and the brain. As it turns out, zinc is also needed for collagen to work properly.

Zinc and the Immune System

Zinc for immune health quote.

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Zinc is a “trace mineral,” which means it is a micronutrient that is vital for healthy function of the body. It helps to keep a type of white blood cell known as “T cells” working properly and proliferating [1], which is vital to immune function. Zinc assists in enzyme activation, cell division, heart health, and even some metabolic functions, such as balancing blood sugar.

Growing bodies need zinc. This means that pregnant women and children require sufficient zinc in their diet every day. Zinc is also important for the brain. For example, it helps maintain a healthy sense of smell and taste.
man with cold or flu blowing his noseMany people reach for zinc when they feel a cold coming on, and for a good reason. Zinc is such a great support to the immune system that a clinical trial conducted by Wayne State University School of Medicine and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [2] found that those who took zinc had fewer infections overall after 12 months.

This study also discovered that zinc could lower IGF-1 levels. IGF-I stands for Insulin-like Growth Factor and high levels are connected to cancer risk [3]. In the same vein, researchers involved in a 2017 study at the University of Texas at Arlington found that zinc can “significantly inhibit the proliferation of … cancer cells [4].”

Zinc Is Needed for Collagen Synthesis

Zinc for collagen synthesis quote from Harvard School of Public Health.

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With all these benefits that zinc offers the body, it’s difficult to imagine that it could possibly do more. It can, however, especially when it comes to collagen. Zinc is what is called a “co-factor” for the production of collagen. This means that its job is to “activate” certain other proteins that are vital for collagen synthesis.

If you’re not familiar with the term “collagen synthesis,” a report published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology refers to collagen synthesis as “a complex orchestration of intracellular and extracellular events [5]” that leads to collagen production, usually aided by enzymes in the body.

Basically, without certain key micronutrients like vitamin C and zinc, collagen cannot be created. In addition, zinc has another important job. It is the activator for another protein called “collagenase [6].” This allows cells to reorganize themselves for effective wound healing.

Signs of Zinc Deficiency and How to Replenish It

Zinc deficiency treatment quote from the National Library of Internal Medicine.

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the following symptoms may be signs of a zinc deficiency [7]:

Also according to the NIH, those with limited caloric intake or digestive complications as well as those who drink alcohol every day are at most risk of being deficient in zinc. In addition, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and a poor diet, in general, can also play a major role in deficiency.

A 2013 Canadian study [8] found that marginal zinc deficiency may correlate to stress response dysregulation. Zinc has long been known to increase the production of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which you can think of as a kind of “nerve fertilizer” for the brain.

Can You Test for Zinc Deficiency?

Zinc deficiency diagnosis quote from Health Direct AU.

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It’s difficult to test for zinc deficiencies so often the best way is to see the signs, make changes to increase zinc in the diet through foods or supplementation, and see if symptoms improve.

The great news is that it’s easy to replenish your zinc supplies in your body by eating certain whole foods. Foods that are high in zinc include:foods naturally high in zinc

7 Types of Zinc Supplements

The U.S. Institute of Medicine [9] recommends 11 milligrams of zinc daily for adult men and 8 milligrams for adult women. If you feel that you still need more, zinc supplements are widely available.

There are actually seven different kinds of zinc supplements to choose from:

  1. Chelated Zinc
  2. Zinc Orotate
  3. Zinc Picolinate
  4. Zinc Gluconate
  5. Zinc Acetate
  6. Zinc Oxide
  7. Zinc Sulfate

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