Zinc can help the immune system

Zinc can help the immune system

Zinc is a mineral that promotes a healthy immune system

It can :
  • Assists skin repair
  • assist in health of bones and teeth
  • is necessary for correct functioning of insulin
  • slow the aging process
  • improve sex drive
  • increase production of white blood cells that fight infection
  • increase cells that fight cancer
  • slows the growth of cancer
Zinc foods that help the immune system


  • Brewer's yeast
  • chicken 
  • corn 
  • eggs
  • fish especially herring  
  • mushrooms 
  • oysters 
  • soya beans
  • spinach
  • sunflower seeds 
  • turkey 
  •  wheatgerm
Fatigue, loss of taste, mouth sores, loss of smell, loss of appetite, hair loss, diarrhea, delayed sexual maturation and impotence, acne, slow healing of skin lesions, rashes, iron-deficiency anemia, changes in the pigmentation of skin, anorexia, hair loss and a decreased immune function.

Recommended Daily Allowance 
15 mg

Zinc at Medline Plus has uses based on scientific evidence and more involved information on taking zinc for specific symptoms, zinc's interactions with other drugs and interactions with herbs and supplements and the safety issues of taking zinc.

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