DANIELLA CHACE

450 Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is a mineral necessary for immune function, cell development, wound repair, enzyme production, the formation of insulin, and carbohydrate digestion. Maintaining healthy zinc levels also provides protection from the effects of estrogen on breast cancer cells. 

Symptoms of zinc deficiency include low energy, suppressed immune function, acne, eczema, loss of taste, high cholesterol levels, prolonged wound healing, brittle nails/white spots on nails, hair loss, skin problems, and poor digestion, GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease) and fatigue. 

FOOD SOURCES OF ZINC 

SERVING SIZE                                 FOOD                                                      ZINC (mg)

3 ounces                                              Pumpkin seeds                                                8

3 ounces                                              Cashews                                                          5

3 ounces                                              Popcorn                                                           4

3 ounces                                              Peanuts                                                            3

3 ounces                                              Anchovies                                                       2

Zinc is provided in many multivitamin/mineral products. The most easily assimilated forms are 

picolinate, citrate, or bisglycinate.

Recommendation: 15 mg daily