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Transcript of ZINC
Zinc is a nutrient that is found in cells throughout the body.
It aids the immune system to block invading viruses and bacteria.
The body needs zinc to create proteins and DNA.
Zinc helps heal wounds
It is important for the proper senses of taste and smell.
What Is Zinc?
What Food Sources Offer Zinc?
Not getting enough provides slow growth for infants and small children along with delayed development in men.
In addition it causes...
- weight loss
-eye and skin sores
- loss in tasting food
Not Getting Enough Zinc
Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
0–6 months 2 mg* 2 mg*
7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg
1–3 years 3 mg 3 mg
4–8 years 5 mg 5 mg
9–13 years 8 mg 8 mg
14–18 years 11 mg 9 mg 12 mg 13 mg
19+ years 11 mg 8 mg 11 mg 12 mg
Recommended Daily Intakes for Zinc
Getting to much Zinc
Every cell requires zinc to multiply. Your body requires zinc to make white blood cells. Zinc is essential for healthy skin.
Zinc is vital during pregnancy. It is essential for the developing fetus where cells are rapidly dividing.
Insufficient zinc has been linked to anorexia, which responds well to zinc replacement treatment. Zinc abnormalities also often exist in mood disorder patients. It stimulates growth, fights infection and heals wounds.
Zinc is recyclable. More than one-third of the zinc consumed in North America is produced from recycled material. Over 2 million tons of zinc are recycled annually. Zinc can be recycled again and again and still maintain its properties..
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Getting to much Zinc can result in...
Daily dose for adults is 9 to 11 mg
Toxicity starts when you use between 35 and 40 mg per day.
Signs of toxicity are...
-Aching Muscles and Joints
- Poor Concentration/Memory
In the United States, around 12% of the population, including 40% of the elderly is at risk for zinc deficiency.
Deficiency is categorized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function.
Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. In more severe cases, zinc deficiency causes hair loss, diarrhea, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, hypogonadism in males, eye and skin lesions, weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental lethargy.
BY: Alex Cadelina
The best source of zinc is from oysters.
Red meat, poultry, seafood such as crab and lobsters, and fortified breakfast cereals are also a good source of zinc.
Beans, nuts, whole grains, and dairy products provide some zinc, but not as much as the foods above.
Zinc is in almost all multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements. It is also available alone or combined with calcium, magnesium or other ingredients in dietary supplements.
Some Specific foods Are...
Alaska king cooked Crab
Pork Shoulders (cooked
Cashews, dry roasted
low fat fruit yogurt