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Zinc is an essential mineral that is critical to many biochemical functions.

What is zinc needed for?


  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal nails.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
  • Contributes to normal cognitive function.


Good sources of zinc include:


  • shellfish and other seafood
  • meat
  • dairy products
  • beans
  • nuts and seeds
  • whole grains


How much zinc do you need?


The amount of zinc your body requires is approx.


  • 9.5mg a day for men (19-64 years)
  • 7.0mg a day for women (19-64 years)


You should be able to get all the zinc you need from a varied and balanced diet. If you choose to take a supplement don’t take more than 25mg of zinc supplement a day unless advised by a GP.


Source:  (Next review due 03/08/2023)

Products containing zinc
Floradix Saludynam View product

Zinc rich foods include

Pumpkin seeds
Wholegrain breads
Shellfish and other seafoods

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