Recommended Dietary Intakes
adults - 12 mg;
pregnant women - 16 mg
Mineral Is Essential For...
production of genetic material.
development and growth;
liver's ability to remove toxic substances such as alcohol from the body.
regulation of heart rate and
brain, teeth, bones and skin.
Lean meat and
seafood, eggs, soybeans, peanuts, wheat bran, cheese, oysters, brewers
yeast, kelp, liver, mushrooms, nuts, oysters, pumpkin seeds and sunflower
zinc intake enhances the ability to taste, promotes healthy skin and hair,
enhances reproductive functions, and may improve short-term memory and
sometimes used to treat acne,
rheumatoid arthritis, and prostatitis.
Levels of zinc may be decreased by diarrhoea,
kidney disease, diabetes
or too much fibre. Do not take zinc tablets at the same time you take iron
Too much zinc
can impair immune function and cause nausea,
headaches, vomiting, dehydration, stomach aches, poor muscle
coordination, fatigue, and possibly kidney failure. Always
try to increase your zinc levels by eating the foods rich in this mineral.
pregnant women, vegetarians, and elderly people are most susceptible to zinc
hair loss or
streaks on the nails
children, zinc deficiency can retard growth.