Last updated on January 15th, 2024 at 02:41 pm
Zinc does a body good — really good! In fact, it’s an essential nutrient found throughout the cells in our bodies to support many different functions that go unseen. But do you know what zinc can do for you in homeopathic form?
A Mighty Mineral
People need zinc to stay healthy. As a trace mineral, the body only needs small amounts, and yet it plays a big role in a wide range of processes, including the immune and nervous systems, the creation of DNA, and wound healing, among others.
Your body doesn’t make or store zinc, but you can get plenty of it through your diet. Oysters are rich in this mineral, as well as other seafood, red meat, and poultry. Additional sources of zinc include beans, nuts, and dairy products.
Homeopathy’s Link to Zinc
Zincum metallicum is a homeopathic dilution of zinc. As an over-the-counter medicine, it relieves painful leg cramps as well as fidgety, restless legs, especially after drinking wine or spirits.* To use, dissolve 5 pellets of Zincum metallicum 6C under the tongue twice a day. If pain or restless legs occur at night, take 5 pellets before bedtime. You can also find this medicine in Boiron’s Leg Pain Relief Kit, which includes Cuprum metallicum and Hypericum perforatum.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.