Why Do I Need Zinc?

Zinc is essential for tissue growth and the senses of taste and smell. It also boosts the function of the immune system.

Deficiency can result in slow growth, poor appetite, loss/change of taste and smell, mental lethargy, slow wound healing, increased susceptibility to infections, excessive hair loss, reduced sperm count and reduced libido.

Good sources of zinc

  • Whole grains
  • Eggs
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Lean red meats
  • Steamed oysters
  • Alaskan king crab
  • Breakfast cereal (if fortified with zinc)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lima beans