Plays an important role in the proper functioning of the immune system, cell division, cell growth, and wound healing. It is also involved in the senses of taste and smell, as well as in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Zinc supplements in large amounts may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting, usually occurring within 3 to 10 hours of the ingestion of the supplements.
Some symptoms associated with zinc deficiency include, slow growth, poor appetite, decrease in wound healing, loss of hair, impaired taste or smell.
Oysters, enriched whole-grain cereals, beef, seeds, pork, lamb, duck.
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This brief and partial description is provided for information purposes only. Vitamin and mineral descriptions may not list all symptoms of overconsumption or deficiency. Please consult your doctor for more information. Source: MedlinePlus, Mayo Clinic