Zinc
What is Zinc?
The body needs zinc to grow and develop properly. Zinc also helps wounds heal and helps the body's immune system work correctly. People need zinc to be able to taste and smell properly.

What happens if I have a deficiency in zinc?
Zinc deficiency is rare in North America. People who don't get enough zinc sometimes lose some of their hair or their appetite or they get diarrhea or eye and skin sores.

What happens if I have excess zinc?
Getting too much zinc may causes nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches.

 

Source: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-QuickFacts/

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