What is zinc?
Zinc is a mineral that your body needs for many functions, but can’t produce on its own. Dietary sources of zinc include shellfish, beef, whole grains and fortified foods—like many breakfast cereals.
Who should take zinc?
Health experts recommend a daily intake of 11 mg of zinc for men and 8 mg of zinc for women. If you’re not getting enough zinc through dietary sources, you might want to consider taking a zinc supplement.
What is zinc good for?
Zinc helps support a healthy immune system.† It’s also an essential mineral for normal growth and development. Since a healthy immune system is important in everyday life, many people consider this metal pure gold.