Vitamin D Deficiency and Zinc: (MUST KNOW)

The majority of the population has a vitamin D deficiency. Learn why you need zinc to combat this issue.

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0:00 Introduction: Why you need zinc to prevent a vitamin D deficiency
0:10 The vitamin D and zinc connection explained
1:13 Zinc deficiency symptoms
3:20 Foods high in zinc
3:45 Zinc deficiency causes
5:30 Discover the important connection between magnesium and vitamin D

Today, we’re going to talk about the fascinating connection between vitamin D and zinc.

Many people don’t realize that zinc is vital to allow vitamin D to work in the body. If you’re deficient in zinc, the vitamin D receptor won’t accept vitamin D. On the flip side, vitamin D allows zinc to be transported through the body.

Symptoms of zinc deficiency:
• Loss of taste or smell
• Low testosterone
• Diarrhea
• Alopecia
• Inflammatory skin problems
• Vision problems
• Ulcers
• Inflammation
• Poor immunity
• Thymus atrophy

Foods rich in zinc:
• Oysters
• Lobster
• Shrimp
• Liver
• Red meat

Causes of a zinc deficiency:
• Not consuming foods high in zinc
• Consuming phytates (in grains and legumes)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell anemia

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Make sure you get enough zinc to prevent deficiencies in zinc and vitamin D. I’ll see you in the next video.

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51 Comments

  1. @Kees247 on December 12, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Do not supplement too much zinc or it will deplete copper. I take a supplement with both (less copper) or eat organic pumpkin seeds they contain zinc copper magnesium

    • @caffeinatedsnake1249 on December 12, 2023 at 11:05 am

      How much is too much daily?

    • @allhimwithme5115 on December 12, 2023 at 11:21 am

      Are you concerned about lectins? I have heard so many conflicting theories about their effect on gut health and pumpkin seeds are high in them. Do you notice any digestive discomfort when you eat them?

    • @darkarpit on December 12, 2023 at 11:38 am

      everybody knows this, if you keep your daily dose of Zn to less than 40mg then you have nothing to worry about

    • @darkarpit on December 12, 2023 at 11:39 am

      pumpkin seeds have phytic acid, zn is not that bioavailable

    • @miriampopa5436 on December 12, 2023 at 11:44 am

      ❤❤❤

  2. @C.N.1 on December 12, 2023 at 11:09 am

    The only “exogenous hormones” I’m willing to use are D3 and melatonin! 💪 Thank you, Dr. Berg! 🙂

    • @Leoninmiami on December 12, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      consider taking micro doses of melatonin … ie 300 mcg (micro grams) … most folks overdose on melatonin. A better sleep aid would GABA with L- theanine. If needed, add 300 mcg of melatonin. But only if needed

    • @katefish3754 on December 12, 2023 at 11:42 pm

      Dr. Janine has a video claiming melatonin in supplement form damages the back of the eyeball

  3. @jameshyde1501 on December 12, 2023 at 11:10 am

    I am feeling stronger just listening to you. THANK YOU!!! For all your honesty and deep sincerity.

  4. @Kinergetics on December 12, 2023 at 11:25 am

    • Vitamin D is fat soluble.
    • Vitamin D is also a hormone.
    • Vitamin D requires K2 otherwise it pulls calcium out of the bones.
    • If you are magnesium deficient you need 2.5 times as much vitamin D.
    • Magnesium is used at 8 stages of vitamin D metabolism.
    • Vitamin D aids mineral absorption.
    • Vitamin D deficiency plays a critical role in many diseases including MS and Diabetes.
    • If you are zinc deficient the vitamin D receptor will not accept vitamin D.
    • The immune system needs zinc to convert inactive vitamin D to the active form.

    • If you are in fight/flight you will be magnesium deficient, and usually zinc deficient.
    • If you are in survival, the body switches off HCL production in the stomach. Zinc cannot be absorbed if the stomach acid is too alkaline.
    • Stress, sugar and alcohol deplete magnesium.
    • Copper and cadmium block magnesium.

    • Vitamin D undergoes 3 conversions from sunlight – in the skin, the liver and the kidneys.
    • Showering the same day as sunbathing reduces the first conversion.
    • Cholesterol deficiency will affect the first conversion.
    • Mercury and Fluoride will affect the second and third conversions.
    • Fight/flight affects the second and third conversions.

    • Vitamin D aids mineral absorption.
    • Vitamin D increases Interleukin 10 (IL10). IL 10 is anti-inflammatory.
    • Vitamin D decreases IL 6. IL 6 is a known marker for MS relapse. IL 6 is responsible for demyelinating plaque.
    • vIL10 (viral Interleukin 10) blocks the IL 10 receptor sites.
    • Mercury and fluoride deplete zinc. Zinc deficiency allows vIL10.

    • In clinical trials patients have taken 40,000 iu of Vitamin D a day with no side effects.

    • Dehydration affects all nutrition.
    • Magnesium, zinc, boron and Vitamins K1 and K2 are vitamin D co-factors.

    • Vitamin K2 is found in Natto, Edam, Gouda and Brie.

    • Contraindications: Vitamin K has a role in blood clotting, those taking blood thinning medications are advised to avoid K2, as this may reduce the drug’s effect.

    • @quantumhealingsynergy8347 on December 12, 2023 at 11:36 am

      Dang… thanks for taking the time! ❤

    • @donatello9482 on December 12, 2023 at 11:45 am

      Helpful but I hope people will still watch this video fully. So he is rewarded for his effort. YouTube RPM. I know he might not need the income but.. still. Reward a man for his effort

    • @radley3519 on December 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm

      Wow💛thank you!

    • @TheCoresteps on December 12, 2023 at 12:33 pm

      Wow. Thank you. Amazing layout

    • @TheToplessChef-hf5eb on December 12, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      Or just go half naked like me the last couple months to get vitamin D. Once I got in shape enough not to be self conscious I just cycled around town topless. Now it’s cold even better, get cold exposure at the same time which is good for the immune system.

  5. @fidelcatsro6948 on December 12, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Sharing Dr Berg Notes:

    Many people don’t realize that zinc is vital to allow vitamin D to work in the body. If you’re deficient in zinc, the vitamin D receptor won’t accept vitamin D. On the flip side, vitamin D allows zinc to be transported through the body.

    Symptoms of zinc deficiency:
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Low testosterone
    • Diarrhea
    • Alopecia
    • Inflammatory skin problems
    • Vision problems
    • Ulcers
    • Inflammation
    • Poor immunity
    • Thymus atrophy

    Foods rich in zinc:
    • Oysters
    • Lobster
    • Shrimp
    • Liver
    • Red meat

    Causes of a zinc deficiency:
    • Not consuming foods high in zinc
    • Consuming phytates (in grains and legumes)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell anemia

    Thank you Dr Berg!
    🐱👍

    • @maham603 on December 12, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      Very good notes but u come only some vidio pl do wtite not on every vidio u do good work because some people
      do not under stand english
      ❤🎉

    • @tc55515 on December 12, 2023 at 4:29 pm

      @@maham603 You can use the translate option.

    • @beditz1591 on December 12, 2023 at 5:33 pm

      Hi i am from India…
      One month back i was started weight lifting my age is 25 can i take vitamin D3, K2, zinc and magnesium???

      Please guide me…

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on December 12, 2023 at 11:32 pm

      @@beditz1591 sure why not?

    • @kirtash7922 on December 13, 2023 at 1:36 am

      @@tc55515 He means the video, the english voice

  6. @StarSwarm. on December 12, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    The bonus of COVID for me was my understanding of these important minerals. Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Zinc have changed my life. Another one which is poorly understood and I believe helps when getting a cold, is Lysine which can help control viral infections.

    • @Psi-Ink on December 12, 2023 at 2:39 pm

      @@ytsux9259 pathetic

    • @paulrybarczyk5013 on December 12, 2023 at 2:54 pm

      Similar here. Started taking an immunity supplement with quercetin, zinc, C, and D. I did eventually get Covid, but otherwise I haven’t had a cold or flu in over three years. Prior was at least once a year.

    • @splashmoby on December 13, 2023 at 7:34 am

      Covid lol

  7. @coastalseasider4634 on December 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    I have been taking several of Dr Berg’s supplements for a while now. One of the additional things I appreciate so much about his specific supplements is that he adds whatever the additional nutrients are that helps the supplements work properly.
    I just looked at the supplement facts on the D3 & K2 Vitamin label & sure enough Zinc has been included as well as Magnesium. Another reason why I trust this most helpful *mentor* of ours. Thank you, Dr Berg!

    • @P.e.m.a. on December 12, 2023 at 5:46 pm

      SWEET! Thank you so much for this info! I already take these, so dont have to buy anything else! 🤩

    • @jayc5756 on December 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

      Exactly. I love that he does that with a lot of his supplements and stuff. Respect to him.

    • @dianabushby-haney9671 on December 12, 2023 at 10:25 pm

      Same here! I take Dr. Bergs supplements and have been using the electrolyte powder and have lost 73 pounds in a year with keto and intermittent fasting! Wonderful products!!😊

    • @P.e.m.a. on December 12, 2023 at 11:46 pm

      @@dianabushby-haney9671 Congrats! What a fantastic accomplishment! ❤️❤️❤️

  8. @joejackson6205 on December 12, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    There was a study ongoing precovid, that preliminary results were showing that vitamin D and Zinc seemed to act as the autocorrect function for our DNA at cell division. Don’t know what happened to that study since covid took up all the lab space.
    Highly recommend taking a Zinc supplement if taking a vitamin D3 supplement, plus copper.

  9. @comicbossone2411 on December 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Another excellent video. You have no idea how much hope, health and happiness you bring to your audience. Thank you, for all you do.

    • @Drberg on December 12, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      No problem. Thanks for watching my videos.

  10. @LjLaValle on December 12, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    As far as zinc, it’s important to know that taking a “zinc ionophore” like quercetin, helps zinc get into the cell. There’s lots of peer reviewed research on this.

  11. @pattycake8272 on December 12, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Years ago I was not in a good place in my head, “depressed” I heard about being vitamin D3 deficiency, so I got me some D3s. It worked great. I didn’t need any thing more. I hear others say the same thing, I was quite taken back by it for some reason but then felt totally validated in my simple choice that saved my life.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 17, 2023 at 11:04 am

      Awesome 👏 Some of Dr Berg’s videos /articles on on absorption of vitamin D may be of interest.

  12. @BainsPummy on December 12, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Good morning Dr Berg, I do healthy Keto, IF and OMAD plus I take your supplements. It changed my life for good. Thank You Sir.

  13. @user-yq9lt8jn6r on December 12, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg for another amazingly informative video about vitamins. Really appreciated it.

  14. @karthikvijay5678 on December 12, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I don’t know how the universe knew because I’ve have deficiency in both of these. Also I have tried supplements but not really a fan of taking pills, after reading the comments it’s good to know that pumpkin seeds and fish both have zinc ❤

  15. @susanstewart1402 on December 12, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    One of the most important Dr Berg videos ever!! Thank you so much. My magnesium levels were never good until I started taking fat-soluble magnesium (Sucrosmial Magnesium), and my zinc levels were never good until I started taking Zinc picolinate. I need a better form of selenium as well .. Selenomethionine is OK, but the yeast Selenium and Selenium glycinate just don’t do it for me. I have a history of mercury and lead exposure that have affected all aspects of my metabolism badly.

  16. @badkitty1285 on December 12, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    I read a book by a neurosurgeon
    & he cautioned using zinc —he said you should not take it more than 50 mg twice a week or you risk getting a copper deficiency. He said “Zinc should never be taken at the same time as copper since the two minerals compete for absorption by the same mechanism in the gut.” (Page 254 —“Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients,” by Dr Russell Blaylock)

    • @helenevion5948 on December 17, 2023 at 11:07 am

      This is incorrect for several reasons. Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on zinc & copper interactions and ratios, how they are found in foods, ect, may be of interest with more data.

  17. @DavidLopez-lz9ff on December 13, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for the information Dr Berg… It would be great if we would know the exact ratios to which we should take these vitamins and minerals.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 17, 2023 at 10:58 am

      Yes, Dr Berg’s videos on ratios between zinc, vitamin d, ect, answer this.

  18. @childresshouse on December 13, 2023 at 3:42 am

    I have hypothyroidism, and I started taking 50,000 vit D with K2 and zinc and other trace minerals that you talked about in other videos, and I got my TSH down from 8.6 to 0.4 and feel great, not as angry all tne time, and broke my weightloss plato. You are changing my life. Thank you

    • @andreafarinacci1469 on December 13, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      How much zinc do you take?

    • @helenevion5948 on December 17, 2023 at 11:05 am

      So awesome 👏 🎉🎉🎉thank you for sharing!

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on December 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm

      @@andreafarinacci1469Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on zinc and vitamin D, magnesium and on the ratios between them, may be of interest with more data.

  19. @dressseller on December 13, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Dr. Berg… Love love the email newsletter I got today. Please keep them coming and hopefully everyone here will eventually figure out and be ready to rumble so we can get unfiltered information. 🙌🏻

  20. @altimablackberry on December 13, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Thank you for all your life saving videos helping people from suffering daily in this difficult life ❤

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