Zinc


Period sign

Unbalanced hormones, low immunity, poor skin, nails, hair

Explanation

When you have your period, your body loses a small amount of zinc. This is not usually enough to cause a zinc deficiency, but if you suffer from zinc deficiency symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about your zinc levels in your blood and ensure you are consuming ample amounts through your diet. This is just one of the minerals that the body uses to keep hormone levels (like oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone) stable throughout the entire menstrual cycle. A woman’s body needs a certain amount of zinc to produce mature eggs that are ripe for fertilisation.

Foods

oysters, raw pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and tahini a.k.a. sesame seed butter, peanuts, dark chocolate, cashews
Important: Always read the directions and consult with your doctor before embarking on a vitamin regime.