9 Warning Signs You Have a Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency is the 5th leading global health risk for burden of disease worldwide. Lack of zinc can lead to health issues ranging from a leaky gut to pneumonia. Here are 9 signs you may be among those affected.

9Skin Disorders

While skin disorders are quite common, lack of zinc can cause your skin to become rough and even purple in color. Inexplicable stretch marks may also appear on your body.

A deficiency in zinc weakens your body’s immune system causing your skin healing process to suffer. Simple wounds that should heal in days can take weeks or even months to recover. In addition, your skin can develop rashes and become acne ridden. Skin lesions can also appear which can be both visually alarming as well as physically painful.