Zinc Deficiency Could Be The Cause If You Have These

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Below is an excerpt of an article that tackles more about Zinc and its sources to help an individual be sufficient of it.

Recommended Zinc Intake

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for zinc is 8 milligrams per day for adult females and 11 milligrams per day for adult males.

The recommended intake for children 1-8 years old ranges from 3-5 milligrams, increasing as the child gets older.

Males 9-13 years old require 8 milligrams of zinc per day. After the age of 14, the requirement increases to the 11 milligrams per day that is required for all adult males.

For females over the age of 8, the requirement stays stable at 8 milligrams per day, except for ages 14-18, where the recommendation increases to 9 milligrams per day.

Pregnant and lactating women have an increased need for zinc at 11-13 milligrams per day, depending on age.

 Sources of Zinc in Food

  • Shellfish, beef, and other red meats are rich sources
  • Nuts and legumes are relatively good plant sources

 

If you ever notice that you or any of your family or friends are experiencing the signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency, it is recommended to see a doctor to attend to your health needs. And you can use this article as guide to prevent any further health problems.

 

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