So we want to bring something very interesting about the coronavirus typically the symptoms and there’s actually quite a lot of different symptoms but mainly you get fever you’re tired a dry cough shortness of breath sore throat your lungs start to become inflamed and there’s a series of symptoms but recently there’s been an observation that there’s an additional symptom and it’s a loss of smell the medical name for loss of smell is anosmia you can also get a loss of taste where everything just tastes like cardboard that has been recently found to be a common symptom of the coronavirus so the question is why?
We have some ideas the first thing we want to tell you is that there’s a certain enzyme that’s involved in your perception of smell and taste and this is the name of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase 6 and this essential enzyme for taste and smell is zinc dependentok and now we are not sure that you know this but one big symptom of a zinc deficiency is a loss of smell and a loss of taste you can even go online and order a zinc test which basically you take a little zinc and you put it in your mouth and if you cannot taste anything your zinc deficient because usually zinc tastes very metallic so if you actually taste that metallic taste you have enough zinc if you don’t taste it you are deficient so you can actually get that test and see for yourself but if you do research on this symptom alone a loss to smell it will list a series of causes and we are going to go through them and we want to show you how many of them are related and connected to zinc because we really think the reason for this symptom is a zinc deficiency for a couple reasons one is that when you go through an infection especially in your lungs you use up a lot of zinc zinc is not stored that well so unless you’re constantly consuming zinc chances are you’re going to be deficient on top of that if you get this infection you’re gonna be even more deficient and zinc has a huge purpose of protecting you against microbes and especially viruses it’s a really key immune protector for the immune system so let’s take a look at the causes of loss of smell first of all we have upper respiratory infection we already know that 16 percent of pneumonia cases are actually caused by a zinc deficiency okay so there’s definitely that relationship nasal polyps next one idiopathichypogonadotropic hypogonadism now say that three times real fast basically the testicles are shrinking and idiopathic means we don’t know why okay unknown cause well guess what zinc deficiency will cause hypogonadism as well as low testosterone next one hypothyroidism antibiotics diabetes high levels of sugar in the blood will deplete zinc FYI Cushing’s syndrome this is a condition where you have high cortisol high cortisol and or stress will deplete zinc and then we have the next one cadmium poisoning cadmium cadmium is a toxic heavy metal that will definitely deplete zinc so that’sprobably why you have a loss of smell because the cadmium depletes zinc and then you have this next one a zinc deficiency so loss of smell could be caused by a zinc deficiency here’s next one kallmann syndrome what is this this is a genetic condition? where you have hypogonadism then? we have this last one primary ciliary dyskinesia now what the heck is that??
This just means the genetic disorder involving a function of your sperm well guess what sperm is highly influenced by the amount of zinc in your body so what can we learn from this information well the loss of smell potentially could be a zinc deficiency and if you take zinc not only will you be able to improve the sense of smell but you will also increase the strength of the immune system so what can someone take away from this information well just the importance of zinc and how vitally important it is not just for smell but to protect your immune system to decrease the duration where someone is going through an infection and the fact that when someone has an infection they’re probably already deficient