The Scary Truth About Zinc
Everyone I know is sick. I've been sick with a sinus infection since August...AUGUST! My husband is always telling me to take zinc to help with symptoms, but as I learned today, zinc isn't the best thing to take, and here's why-
It doesn't relieve cold symptoms. Studies have shown it can shorten a cold by a day...which, isn't a huge help.
It has side effects! Zinc can cause nausea, and can also leave a bad taste in your mouth.
I learned that zinc can interact with medications that you're taking! It can make some antibiotics less effective, and can interfere with arthritis medications. So, if you're thinking of adding zinc or perhaps already taking it, before you pop your next pill, you may want to talk to your doctor.
Here are more things that I've learned about zinc. I would have to say, I was shocked when I read these!