- What is Zinc?
Zinc is a mineral found in several aspects of cellular working in our body. It is needed as a catalyst for most of the chemical reactions in our body. It is also essential for normal growth and development.
- What are the Sources of Zinc?
Oysters are the food that contains maximum zinc. Zinc is also found in beef, crab, lobsters, pork, chicken, cheese, cashews and yogurt.
- How much Zinc should I take?
Zinc is required in very small doses. The amount of zinc recommended for adult males is just 11 mg, and it is 8 mg for females. For infants and children the adequate intake is around 2 – 3 mg only.
- What can happen if I Dont take Zinc?
Deficiency of zinc can cause retarded growth and loss of appetite. In some rare cases, it can cause skin lesions, impotence, hair loss and diarrhoea.
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