|Helps form many enzymes and proteins and create new cells. Frees vitamin A from storage in the liver. Needed for the immune system, taste, smell, and wound healing. When taken with certain antioxidants, zinc may delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration
|Good Food Sources
|Red meat, poultry, oysters and some other seafood, fortified cereals, beans, nuts
|Recommended Daily Allowance
|M: 11 mg, W: 8 mg
|Upper Limit per day
|Did You Know?
|Because vegetarians absorb less zinc, experts suggest that they get twice the recommended requirement of zinc from plant foods.