Zinc is an element that is useful for both the treatment of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and for removing the genital warts that this virus can cause.
Like any other compound, zinc must be taken or applied in the indicated dose. Learn more details about how to use it as a dietary supplement or as a natural remedy against HPV.
How to use zinc as a dietary supplement for HPV?
Zinc is very present in the body’s cells, making it a trace element necessary to maintain good health.
It helps the immune system to function efficiently in its fight against viruses and bacteria. It also acts in the production of DNA and proteins, as well as in wound healing.
A body with a zinc deficiency will not have the necessary defenses to get rid of HPV. Similarly, it will be more susceptible to the appearance of genital warts. Since zinc is not stored in the body, it is necessary to consume the daily portion that the body needs to treat HPV.
There are certain foods rich in zinc that you can include in your diet to maintain the concentration required per day. The portion is calculated depending on the person’s age.
Among the foods that have the highest concentration of zinc and that we recommend you include in your daily diet are:
- red meat,
- pumpkin seeds,
- pork liver,
- dairy products,
- sesame seeds,
- and turkey.
Above, you have at your disposal various foods with which you can create a diet rich in zinc that will help you in the treatment against HPV.
How much zinc should I take for HPV and warts?
An important aspect to consider is that there are factors that can interfere with the absorption of this mineral. For example: alcohol consumption, ingestion of certain foods, diet (vegan, vegetarian) and pre-existing diseases.
People with a zinc deficiency due to some of these causes have the possibility of using supplements based on this mineral. Many studies have demonstrated its effectiveness as a treatment for HPV.
One of the benefits of these zinc supplements is that they provide you with the appropriate dose with 1 or 2 doses per day. To know how much to take, a doctor should tell you. But studies have shown that 10mg/kg/day (up to 600mg) has helped people with HPV get rid of warts.
How to apply zinc to remove genital warts?
A notable aspect of zinc is its versatility. In addition to consuming it, you can also apply it to treat genital warts. In this case, zinc oxide is used as a natural remedy.
Although zinc oxide has many properties that will help you remove genital warts, it is an aggressive compound that if applied in a concentration higher than 20% can burn or irritate the area.
For this reason, we recommend purchasing it from a health food store or pharmacy. To apply it, you only need to clean the area where the wart is located and apply a thin layer to the affected skin 2 or 3 times a day until the lesion is removed.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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