Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 24, 2007

A high sugar diet can cause a prostaglandin imbalance? So how is prostaglandin produced within the body? Zinc! Dr. Google…

Zinc is important in over ninety enzymatic pathways. Zinc facilitates alcohol detoxification within the liver. It plays a role in producing and digesting proteins. Zinc is also important in maintaining normal blood levels of vitamin A, boosting the immune system, healing wounds, converting calories to energy, reducing low birth rates and infant mortality, controlling blood cholesterol levels, and in producing the prostaglandin hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, inflammation, and other processes.

A deficiency of zinc can lead to poor taste, anorexia nervosa, anemia, slow growth, birth defects, impaired nerve function, sterility, glucose intolerance, mental disorders, dermatitis, hair loss, and atherosclerosis. Zinc deficiency can also cause depression, since it’s necessary for the production of the happy hormone, Dopamine.

Several nutrients are involved in prostaglandin synthesis. These include certain essential fatty acids from certain vegetable oils, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-3, Zinc, and Vitamin C. Deficiency of any of those may result in prostaglandin deficiency.


February 25, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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