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BenefitsHelps 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 SourcesRed meat, poultry, oysters and some other seafood, fortified cereals, beans, nuts
Recommended Daily AllowanceM: 11 mg, W: 8 mg
Upper Limit per day40 mg
Did You Know?Because vegetarians absorb less zinc, experts suggest that they get twice the recommended requirement of zinc from plant foods.


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