How Much Zinc To Take For A Cold?

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Definition

Zinc is an important trace mineral that people need to stay healthy. This element is second only to iron in its concentration in the body.


Function

Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It is needed for the body's defensive (immune) system to properly work. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates.

Zinc is also needed for the senses of smell and taste. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood the body needs zinc to grow and...

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