adults - 12 mg;
pregnant women - 16 mg
This Mineral Is
bone development and
the liver's ability to
remove toxic substances such as alcohol from the body.
regulation of heart rate
and blood pressure.
healthy brain, teeth, bones
Lean meat and seafood, eggs,
soybeans, peanuts, wheat bran, cheese, oysters, brewers yeast, kelp, liver, mushrooms,
nuts, oysters, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
An adequate zinc intake
enhances the ability to taste, promotes healthy skin and hair, enhances reproductive
functions, and may improve short-term memory and attention span.
Zinc is 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 tablets.
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.
Deficiencies Can Cause...
Young children, pregnant
women, vegetarians, and elderly people are most susceptible to zinc deficiency.
Loss of taste
hair loss or discolouration
white streaks on the nails
loss of appetite
poor wound healing
children, zinc deficiency can retard growth.