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• making new cells and enzymes
• processing carbohydrate, fat and protein in food
• wound healing


Good sources of zinc: meat, shellfish, bread, dairy foods...
You should be able to get all the zinc you need from your daily diet.
Taking high doses of zinc reduces the amount of copper the body can absorb. This can lead to anaemia and weakening of the bones..

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):
- adults 19+ years is 11 mg a day for men and 8 mg for women.
- Pregnancy and lactation requires slightly more at 11 mg and 12 mg, respectively.

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is the maximum daily intake unlikely to cause harmful effects on health. The UL for zinc is 40 mg daily for all males and females ages 19+ years.

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