Zinc Enhanced Trace Minerals Dr Bergs Product Review

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Today we’re going to do a FAQ on my product called Trace Minerals Enhanced. Specifically, we are going to discuss what trace minerals are included in this product and the benefits that those minerals have on the body.

In this article, I will cover:


Zinc: The Most Important Trace Mineral

Now, I did have a product in the past that was a liquid, but there were two problems with that product. First, is when you ship a liquid, sometimes it leaks and it can get very messy. The other reason I wanted to change the formula is that I wanted to add some additional trace minerals to this product to make it even better.

One thing that people may not realize when they’re taking a zinc product is that, if you’re taking only one trace mineral or one mineral over a long period of time, it can deplete and create an imbalance in the other minerals. This is especially true with copper.

That’s why, in this product, I combined zinc with some other key trace minerals in a blend. There are over 74 different trace minerals, just to make sure we don’t inadvertently create additional deficiencies as a side effect.

What Does Zinc Do For Your Body?

Zinc is the most important trace mineral

The most important trace mineral that I wanted to add in higher amounts was zinc. Overall, zinc trace minerals:

  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps with vitamin A utilization
  • Helps maintain epithelial tissue integrity

First, zinc supports a healthy immune system. In fact, your phagocytes - the cells that eat viruses, bacteria, and dead cells - are saturated with zinc. If you’re zinc deficient, you become more susceptible to infection because you lose that resistance.

Second, you need zinc trace minerals for vitamin A to be utilized in the body. So let’s say, for example, that you’re driving at night and it’s raining and you find it particularly hard to see. You likely have a problem with night vision. Well, that’s usually a vitamin A deficiency. But, if you’re also deficient in zinc, vitamin A won’t work.

Finally, zinc is involved in epithelial tissue integrity. What is epithelial tissue? Well, all the inner skin inside your sinuses and all the way down to the colon has this inner lining of skin called epithelial tissue. Zinc is involved in keeping the integrity of that tissue to prevent leaky gut, which leads to all sorts of immune issues.

In short, zinc is involved in a lot of different things, including your skin - both outside and inside - reproduction, and immune system. It even supports testosterone.

You can find very high quantities of zinc trace minerals in oysters, shellfish, red meat, and even cheese.


Why Are People Deficient in Zinc?

Now, there are a couple of reasons why a lot of people are deficient in zinc. Number 1 is that we don’t have a good storage system for zinc. If we’re not consuming zinc on a regular basis from our food, then, we become deficient.

Number 2: if your consuming grains, corn, or rice, there’s something in there called phytic acid that blocks your absorption of zinc.

Finally, the more stress you’re under and the more sugar you eat, the more deficient you are in zinc. In America, then, it’s easy to see why this is a prevalent concern.

That’s why it’s often really helpful to take a zinc supplement.


Other Key Trace Minerals



The next trace mineral in this supplement is manganese. Manganese is really important in strengthening ligaments in your back and in your feet. If a mother is deficient in manganese when she’s pregnant, her baby can have all sorts of structural problems because the ligaments will potentially become lax.

The baby could potentially even have flat feet and many other structural problems. That’s because manganese is involved in:

  • Bone formation
  • Cartilage
  • Enzymes
  • Immune response


This supplement also contains copper. Copper is one little part of the vitamin C complex. So, if you’ve ever heard of a major vitamin C deficiency called scurvy, you’ll notice that symptoms include a major loss of collagen, fatigue, etc.

Well, that is largely a copper deficiency. Copper is part of the vitamin C complex, and it comes in a certain enzyme that’s involved in making collagen.

It’s also involved in supporting a healthy immune system and healthy ligaments.

Copper works together with zinc as a kind of teeter-totter. If you have too much of one of these trace minerals, it’ll deplete the other.



Iodine balances hormones and is important for fetal development

Then we get to iodine.

Iodine supports a healthy thyroid. It also helps in the formation of thyroid hormones. If you’ve heard of T4 or T3, the 3 and 4 represent the number of iodine molecules in that thyroid hormone.

Iodine also helps to support and balance out estrogen levels. If you have too much estrogen, then, iodine can help bring it back into the right range.

Iodine is also particularly important for pregnant women. If an expectant mother is deficient in iodine, her child could end up with a lower IQ and other cognitive impairments.



Then we get to selenium. Selenium is probably one of the most important antioxidants. It’s involved in something called glutathione, which is a very powerful antioxidant in your liver.

It’s also very important for:

  • Converting the thyroid hormones like T4 to T3
  • Supporting conditions like Hashimoto’s
  • Buffering excess amounts of mercury
  • Preventing muscle cramps

So, let’s say you take a lot of vitamins or you have a really healthy diet and you’re consuming all sorts of different minerals - like magnesium, potassium, and salt - but you still have cramps. It could be that you need selenium.

Selenium is mainly found in shellfish and seafood.


Boron is very important in supporting bone health. It’s also involved in building testosterone. A lot of people also take it for pain - for example, pain in the knee or in the shoulder - as it does also tend to help reduce pain in some patients.


Chromium can help maintain blood sugars, stabilize mood, and reduce stress

Chromium is very important for maintaining healthy blood sugars. It supports the cells that make Fat Storing Hormone, and a lot of people who have Fat Storing Hormone resistance have a deficiency in chromium.

Chromium is also involved in stabilizing mood and helping to reduce stress.


Finally, we have molybdenum. Molybdenum is involved in the detoxification process.

Let’s say, for example, that you have a candida infection and you have die-off from that infection. Well, molybdenum can help your body clear that.

It also helps detoxify sulfites, and it could potentially help lower uric acid.



Overall, Trace Minerals Enhanced has substantial amounts of these important trace minerals. But it’s also in a blend of all of the trace minerals that you need to be healthy.

Although trace minerals are only needed in very small amounts, they are cofactors in the biochemistry of the body. What does that mean, exactly? Well, you have all these different enzymes in the body that are proteins that are building tissue, breaking food down, and performing other essential daily functions.

Trace minerals are needed in all of these chemical reactions. In fact, they are very essential. Without them, the chemistry simply would not work.

I recommend taking one or two capsules per day on an empty stomach to get the most absorption possible.

If you want to check it out, here’s the link.

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