What are the benefits of taking zinc?

  • Helps in the healing of wounds
    Zinc plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and strength of our skin. It speeds up the healing process of wounds by promoting collagen synthesis.

  • Enhances our immune system
    T lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that requires zinc in order to function. It protects us against harmful bacteria and viruses. It also controls and regulates our immune system as a whole.

  • Alleviates acne symptoms
    Zinc supplements (both oral and topical) have been found to be useful in treating acne. The mineral helps to suppress our oil glands, prevent the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation of the skin.

How much zinc is needed daily?

The daily recommended dosage is dependent on your age:

  • 0 - 6 months: 2mg
  • 7 -12 months: 3mg
  • 1 - 3 years: 3mg
  • 4 - 8 years: 5mg
  • 9 - 13 years: 8mg
  • 14 - 18 years: 9mg (females), 11 mg (males)
  • 18+ years: 8mg (females), 11 mg (males)
  • Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding require a higher dosage of zinc supplements:

  • Pregnant: 12mg (teens), 11mg (women)
  • Breastfeeding: 13mg (teens), 12mg (women)

  • Do note that these recommendations only serve as a rough estimate. You are advised to consult a healthcare professional before starting on any health supplements.

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