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ANTIAGING PRODUCTS: MAGNESIUM

 

Zinc is a trace mineral used particularly during rapid cell growth, such as during healing. Zinc also has positive immune response support, being used to shorten the duration of cold symptoms.

 

Optimal Daily Dosage

12 mg per day from food or supplements - Maximum of 30 mg per day.

Try to get at least 15mg from food, and a maximum of 15 mg from supplements.

Too much zinc intake [above 30 mg per day] may:

  • Interfere with the actions of other minerals
  • Impair your immune system
  • Reduce your healthy (HDL) cholesterol levels

 

Food Sources of Zinc

Seafood

  • Oysters [6] - 25.0 mg
  • Shrimp [3 ounces] - 1.8 mg
  • Lobster [2/3 cup] - 2.1 mg

White Meats

  • Chicken [light meat, 5 ounces] - 1.7 mg
  • Turkey [dark meat, four thin slices] - 3.5 mg
  • Pork [one medium chop] - 2.2 - 2.3 mg
  • Baked ham [3 ounces] - 3.4 mg

Other Meats

  • Beef [3 ounces] - 3.1 - 5.0 mg
  • Lamb chops [one average] - 3.0 mg

Other

  • Black-eyed peas [1/2 cup] - 2.0 mg
  • Yogurt [8 ounces] - 1.5 - 2.0 mg
  • Enriched bran flakes [1 ounce] - 3.7 mg

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