Zinc plays an important role in immune function. We know that in developing countries zinc deficiency is a problem, but you may also be at risk even if you live in an industrialized country. If you have chronic health conditions, are over the age of 60, or eat a diet that does not include meat, you may need a zinc supplement.
Zinc affects multiple aspects of the immune system, from the barrier of the skin to gene regulation within lymphocytes. Zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells and is needed to aid the body in immune functions.
The body does not store zinc, so a daily intake is needed to maintain a healthy immune system. The recommended daily amount of zinc is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women, although studies have shown that up to 40 mg a day is still safe.
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