Zinc: Everything You Need to Know ( What It Is, Function, Benefits, Deficiency, Sources, Toxicity and Dosage)



You may want to raise your intake of zinc by taking more zinc in your diet. However, a sometimes supplement requires. The recommended amount of zinc intake is daily established at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB). The age recommendations are in the following:

Daily zinc intake recommendations are:

Children 0–6 months old: 2 mg

Children 7–12 months old: 3 mg

Children 1–3 years old: 3 mg

Children 4–8 years old: 5 mg

Children 9–13 years old: 8 mg

Children 14 years old, adults and older: 11 mg for males and 9 mg for females