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Zinc is an essential mineral that has a vital role in your body. It's known for its benefits on the immune system. It is found in some foods such as seafood, nuts and you can also consume it as a supplement.
Seafood, nuts, or supplement.
Eat seafood and nuts regularly to obtain this nutrient. Zinc is available as tablets or capsules in many formulations. The formulation of Zinc gluconate is widely available and cost-effective so it could be a good option for you.
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Institutes of Health, the recommended daily intake (RDI) is 11 mg for adult men and 8 mg for adult women. Pregnant women should consume 11 mg per day, and if breastfeeding should consume 12 mg per day.
3 times per week
One hour before or two hours after meals.
Zinc may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste.
In high doses, it may produce kidney and stomach damage.