[, Dixon LB, Winkleby MA, Radimer KL. Gastrointestinal surgery and digestive disorders (such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and short bowel syndrome) can decrease zinc absorption and increase endogenous zinc losses primarily from the gastrointestinal tract and, to a lesser extent, from the kidney [2,29,38,39]. Changes in cytokine production and T cell subpopulations in experimentally induced zinc-deficient humans. In others it plays a role in conformational stability. 2009 Feb;5(2):106-11. The DV for zinc on the new Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels and used for the values in Table 2 is 11 mg for adults and children aged 4 years and older . Unless otherwise noted, LibreTexts content is licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. In a population-based cohort study in the Netherlands, high dietary intake of zinc as well as beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E was associated with reduced risk of AMD in elderly subjects . Bibl Nutr Dieta 1998;54:73-6. J Infect Dis 2008 ;197:795-802. Zinc deficiency: its characterization and treatment. Wound Repair Regen 2007;15:2-16. Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. They recommend use of an AREDS formulation providing 80 mg zinc [79,80]. ... Foods in nutrient-dense forms contain essential vitamins and minerals and also dietary fiber and other naturally occurring substances that may have positive health effects. Supplemental zinc might also be appropriate in certain situations. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1998;36:99-101. In: Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, Caballero B, Cousins, RJ, eds. [, Turner RB, Cetnarowski WE. AREDS2 found that a formulation providing 25 mg zinc (about one-third the amount in the original formulation) provided the same protective effect against developing advanced AMD. Zinc, a nutrient found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 1994;18:895-901. Warnings on Three Zicam Intranasal Zinc Products. Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration. Int J Food Sci Nutr 1995;46:53-63. liver both during zinc restriction and zinc excess. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 2.5 billion years ago, and the concomitant conversion of ferrous ion to ferric ion and insoluble rust (Figure 1.1 See color plate section, page C-1.). Zinc tests can also measure elevated serum zinc levels, although research suggests that this is of minimal clinical interest because it’s a rare occurrence. [, Hunt JR. Bioavailability of iron, zinc, and other trace minerals from vegetarian diets. [, Willis MS, Monaghan SA, Miller ML, McKenna RW, Perkins WD, Levinson BS, et al. Role of zinc in the process of pancreatic fibrosis in chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. In some cases, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful in providing one or more nutrients that otherwise may be consumed in less-than-recommended amounts.". Zinc deficiency in women, infants and children. Treatment of naturally acquired common colds with zinc: a structured review. Sandstead HH. To minimize this interaction, individuals should take zinc supplements at least 2 hours before or after taking penicillamine . Whether this fact alone explains the biological predominance of iron or whether specific features of iron chemistry contribute is not clear. To achieve this, the following issues are addressed: (1) the biochemistry and biology of zinc in the context of their relevance to zinc in human nutrition and to our understanding of the complexity and practical importance of human zinc deficiency; (2) the history of … Some Mo-proteins contain additional cofactors such as the Havins, e.g., in xanthine oxidase and aldehyde oxidase. Effect of zinc sulphate on the absorption of tetracycline and doxycycline in man. Clinical management of acute diarrhoea. Although the redox properties of the metals are important in many of the reactions, in others the metal appears to contribute to the structure of the active state, e.g., zinc in the Cu-Zn dismutases and some of the iron in the photosynthetic reaction center. Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. [, Prasad AS, Beck FW, Bao B, Snell D, Fitzgerald JT. [, Fabris N, Mocchegiani E. Zinc, human diseases and aging. Brown KH, Allen LH, Peerson J. Zinc supplementation and children's growth: a meta-analysis of intervention trials. Although studies examining the effect of zinc treatment on cold symptoms have had somewhat conflicting results, overall zinc appears to be beneficial under certain circumstances. Most infants (especially those who are formula fed), children, and adults in the United States consume recommended amounts of zinc according to two national surveys, the 1988–1991 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)  and the 1994 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals (CSFII) . Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006;(2):CD000254. [, Brewer GJ, Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan V, Johnson V, Dick RD, Wang Y. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:181-2. J Lab Clin Med 1994;124:322-7. [, Valberg LS, Flanagan PR, Kertesz A, Bondy DC. JAMA 2013;309:2005-15. Such toxicity has been reported in individuals who used 2 or more standard 2.4 oz tubes of denture cream per week [20,21]. Am J Rhinol 2004;18:137-41. Zinc is an essential trace element that activates several hundred enzymatic reactions. The doses of zinc used in the AREDS study (80 mg per day of zinc in the form of zinc oxide for 6.3 years, on average) have been associated with a significant increase in hospitalizations for genitourinary causes, raising the possibility that chronically high intakes of zinc adversely affect some aspects of urinary physiology . Some of the activities that zinc are involved in: Second, the biological roles of each remain largely unknown.18 Finally, each has served as a probe to characterize the sites of other metals, such as iron and zinc. Zinc is widely used for plating that imparts corrosion resistant upper layer to various metals. Intakes of 150–450 mg of zinc per day have been associated with such chronic effects as low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of high-density lipoproteins . FDA required manufacturers to use these new labels starting in January 2020, but companies with annual sales of less than $10 million may continue to use the old labels that list a zinc DV of 15 mg until January 2021 [14,16]. Contribution of selected vitamins and trace elements to immune function. Arch Ophthalmol 1988;106:192-8. [. Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral. A systematic literature review. [, Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. This allows zinc to make contact with the rhinovirus in those areas. Estimated Average Requirement (EAR): Average daily level of intake estimated to meet the requirements of 50% of healthy individuals; usually used to assess the nutrient intakes of groups of people and to plan nutritionally adequate diets for them; can also be used to assess the nutrient intakes of individuals. Acute adverse effects of high zinc intake include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and headaches . Nutr Rev 1998;56:27-8. Severe zinc deficiency depresses immune function , and even mild to moderate degrees of zinc deficiency can impair macrophage and neutrophil functions, natural killer cell activity, and complement activity . However, because AREDS2 had fewer participants than the original AREDS study, and fewer than half took the lower zinc formula, the researchers view this finding as preliminary. Zinc deficiency. [, Spain RI, Leist TP, De Sousa EA. It serves as an enzyme cofactor and protects cell membranes from lysis caused by complement activation and toxin release. [, Johnson AR, Munoz A, Gottlieb JL, Jarrard DF. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:476S-9S. [, Lewis MR, Kokan L. Zinc gluconate: acute ingestion. It additionally: Supports your immune system that is healthy Crucial for wound healing. Data from NHANES III indicate that adults aged 60 years or older from food-insufficient families had lower intakes of zinc and several other nutrients and were more likely to have zinc intakes below 50% of the RDA on a given day than those from food-sufficient families . Zinc is extracted from zinc blend mainly found in earth crust as source for zinc. In: Mills CF, ed. Mineral intakes of elderly adult supplement and non-supplement users in the third national health and nutrition examination survey. Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home elderly. Taking the antibiotic at least 2 hours before or 4–6 hours after taking a zinc supplement minimizes this interaction . When zinc deficiency does occur, it is usually due to inadequate zinc intake or absorption, increased losses of zinc from the body, or increased requirements for zinc [29,30,37]. J Trop Pediatr 1997;43:192-8. Am J Physiol 1997;272:E1002-7. [, Bahl R, Bhandari N, Hambidge KM, Bhan MK. These alterations in immune function might explain why low zinc status has been associated with increased susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections in children in developing countries and the elderly [55-58]. Arch Dermatol 1998;134:1556-60. Zinc supplementation significantly reduced visual acuity loss in one of the studies  but had no effect in the other . The author of another review completed in 2004 also concluded that zinc can reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms . For more information about building a healthy diet, refer to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate. Zinc is an essential trace element in the human body, where it is found in high concentration in the red blood cells as an essential part of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which promotes many reactions relating to carbon dioxide metabolism. [, Black RE. [, American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada. J Nutr 2002;132:3422-7. [, van Leeuwen R, Boekhoorn S, Vingerling JR, Witteman JC, Klaver CC, Hofman A, et al. More recently, a Cochrane review concluded that "zinc (lozenges or syrup) is beneficial in reducing the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people, when taken within 24 hours of onset of symptoms" . Absorption interactions with fluoroquinolones. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:1516-22. Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc excretion . The zinc present in the pancreas may aid in the storage of insulin. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov Proc Nutr Soc 2000;59:541-52. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm166931.htm, Advance data from vital and health statistics no 258, http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr36/fanrr36.pdf, http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/ENAcute_Diarrhoea_reprint.pdf, Oysters, cooked, breaded and fried, 3 ounces, Baked beans, canned, plain or vegetarian, ½ cup, Breakfast cereal, fortified with 25% of the DV for zinc, 1 serving, Oatmeal, instant, plain, prepared with water, 1 packet, Chicken breast, roasted, skin removed, ½ breast. Taking iron supplements between meals helps decrease its effect on zinc absorption . Arch Ophthalmol 2001;119:1417-36. J Pediatr 1998;132:467-71. Zinc deficiency: a special challenge. Ineffectiveness of zinc gluconate nasal spray and zinc orotate lozenges in common-cold treatment: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Clinicians consider risk factors (such as inadequate caloric intake, alcoholism, and digestive diseases) and symptoms of zinc deficiency (such as impaired growth in infants and children) when determining the need for zinc supplementation . Any mention in this publication of a specific product or service, or recommendation from an organization or professional society, does not represent an endorsement by ODS of that product, service, or expert advice. Understanding zinc: recent observations and interpretations. Zinc: an overview. [, PenttilÃ¤ O, Hurme H, Neuvonen PJ. Water-soluble and non-chelated, this is an inorganic form of zinc, and the results are … Zinc is relatively abundant in biological materials.8,9 The major location of zinc in the body is metallothionein, which also binds copper, chromium, mercury, and other metals. Ann Nutr Metab 2007;51:301-23. Treatment of Wilson's disease with zinc: XI. [, Naber TH, van den Hamer CJ, Baadenhuysen H, Jansen JB. Ann Pharmacother 1996;30:186-7. When metals compete: a case of copper-deficiency myeloneuropathy and anemia. In June 2009, the FDA warned consumers to stop using three zinc-containing intranasal products because they might cause anosmia . Much of the zinc in animals and plants has no known function, but it may be maintaining the structures of proteins that activate and deactivate genes.11. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. The History of Zinc . Zinc supplementation has been shown to improve growth in children with sickle cell disease . Zinc is a mineral. [. Zinc in Human Biology. )%2F01%253A_Transition-Metal_Storage_Transport_and_Biomineralization%2F1.01%253A_Biological_Significance_of_Iron_Zinc_Copper_Molybdenum_Cobalt_Chromium_Vanadium_and_Nickel, 1: Transition-Metal Storage, Transport, and Biomineralization, information contact us at email@example.com, status page at https://status.libretexts.org. [, Lomaestro BM, Bailie GR. Long-term intakes above the UL increase the risk of adverse health effects . Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc 2003;103:748-65. Patients with chronic leg ulcers have abnormal zinc metabolism and low serum zinc levels , and clinicians frequently treat skin ulcers with zinc supplements . The percentage of elemental zinc varies by form. Zinc in the fetus and newborn. However, research has not shown that the general use of zinc sulfate in patients with chronic leg ulcers or arterial or venous ulcers is effective [61,62]. Zinc - Zinc is an essential element involved in a myriad of enzyme systems including wound healing, immune function, and fetal development. Of the trace minerals, this element is second only to iron in its concentration in the body. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. The Biological Significance of Zinc This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C. Laryngoscope 2006;116:217-20. One case report cited severe nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes of ingesting 4 g of zinc gluconate (570 mg elemental zinc) . Nickel is a component of a hydrolase (urease), of hydrogenase, of CO dehydrogenase, and of S-methyl CoM reductase, which catalyzes the terminal step in methane production by methanogenic bacteria. Effect of treatment with zinc gluconate or zinc acetate on experimental and natural colds. [, Caruso TJ, Prober CG, Gwaltney JM Jr. 1.1: Biological Significance of Iron, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Chromium, Vanadium, and Nickel, https://chem.libretexts.org/@app/auth/2/login?returnto=https%3A%2F%2Fchem.libretexts.org%2FBookshelves%2FInorganic_Chemistry%2FBook3A_Bioinorganic_Chemistry_(Bertini_et_al. DRI is the general term for a set of reference values used for planning and assessing nutrient intakes of healthy people. Zinc toxicity can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Zinc lowers high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels. Send all comments or additions to: Frankp@chiro.org FROM: Anaesthesist 1975 (Aug); 24 (8): 329–342 Seeling W, Ahnefeld FW, Dick W, Fodor L Third Report on Nutrition Monitoring in the United States. The most common type of reaction in which cobalamin enzymes participate results in the reciprocal exchange of hydrogen atoms if they are on adjacent carbon atoms, yet not with hydrogen in solvent water: (An important exception is the ribonucleotide reductase from some bacteria and lower plants, which converts ribonucleotides to the DNA precursors, deoxyribonucleotides, a reaction in which a sugar -OH is replaced by -H. Note that ribonucleotide reductases catalyzing the same reaction in higher organisms and viruses are proteins with an oxo-bridged dimeric iron center.) Join the ODS Email List. Iron is the most common transition metal in biology.6,7 Its use has created a dependence that has survived the appearance of dioxygen in the atmosphere ca. [, Kang YJ, Zhou Z. Zinc prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver disease. [, Meydani SN, Barnett JB, Dallal GE, Fine BC, Jacques PF, Leka LS, et al. Zinc measurements are used to detect and monitor industrial, dietary, and accidental exposure to zinc. For example, approximately 23% of zinc sulfate consists of elemental zinc; thus, 220 mg of zinc sulfate contains 50 mg of elemental zinc. Acquired acrodermatitis enteropathica. J Urol 2007;177:639-43. [, Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Zinc is the 24th most abundant element in Earth's crust and has five stable isotopes. Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. Dietary intakes and serum nutrients differ between adults from food-insufficient and food-sufficient families: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. For a reader-friendly overview of Zinc, see our consumer fact sheet on Zinc. 1986 Jul;31(7):724-31. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Breast milk provides sufficient zinc (2 mg/day) for the first 4–6 months of life but does not provide recommended amounts of zinc for infants aged 7–12 months, who need 3 mg/day [2,36]. Zinc is not stored in the body; therefore, dietary intake is required. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 50 subjects (within 24 hours of developing the common cold) took a zinc acetate lozenge (13.3 mg zinc) or placebo every 2–3 wakeful hours. Techniques to increase zinc bioavailability include soaking beans, grains, and seeds in water for several hours before cooking them and allowing them to sit after soaking until sprouts form . Interestingly, zinc enhances the stereoselectivity of the polymerization of nucleotides under reaction conditions designed to simulate the environment for prebiotic reactions. In addition, results from a pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials of zinc supplementation in developing countries suggest that zinc helps reduce the duration and severity of diarrhea in zinc-deficient or otherwise malnourished children . [, Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. In addition, the variety and amount of food consumed by many alcoholics is limited, leading to inadequate zinc intake [2,49,50]. What is zinc gluconate? Other diseases associated with zinc deficiency include malabsorption syndrome, chronic liver disease, chronic renal disease, sickle cell disease, diabetes, malignancy, and other chronic illnesses . Zinc deficiency causes alterations in immune response that probably contribute to increased susceptibility to infections, such as those that cause diarrhea, especially in children . Similar findings were reported in a meta-analysis published in 2008 and a 2007 review of zinc supplementation for preventing and treating diarrhea [66,67]. The effects of zinc supplementation on diarrhea in children with adequate zinc status, such as most children in the United States, are not clear. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:300-7. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system . [, Eby GA, Halcomb WW. Ervin RB, Kennedy-Stephenson J. A follow-up AREDS2 study confirmed the value of this supplement in reducing the progression of AMD over a median follow-up period of 5 years . Interestingly, zinc enhances the stereoselectivity of the polymerization of nucleotides under reaction conditions designed to simulate the environment for prebiotic reactions. [, Prasad AS. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1975;9:131-4. Urinary zinc excretion during treatment with different diuretics. Significance of Zinc in a human body APRIL 20, 2016. Zinc deficiency in patients with sickle cell disease. In 77 participants with natural colds, a combination of zinc gluconate nasal spray and zinc orotate lozenges (37 mg zinc every 2–3 wakeful hours) was also found to have no effect on the number of asymptomatic patients after 7 days of treatment . Your body doesn’t store zinc, so regular intake is required to avoid a deficiency. Man-made zinc alloy products have been reliably dated as far back as 500 BC, and zinc was first intentionally added to copper to form brass around 200-300 BC. This is a fact sheet intended for health professionals. High zinc levels can lead to issues like nausea, dizziness, vomiting and chest pain. Zinc deficiency also affects approximately 60%–70% of adults with sickle cell disease . [, Evans JR. Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. [, Whittaker P. Iron and zinc interactions in humans. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), a large, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial (n = 3,597), evaluated the effect of high doses of selected antioxidants (500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, and 15 mg beta-carotene) with or without zinc (80 mg as zinc oxide) on the development of advanced AMD in older individuals with varying degrees of AMD . Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;(2):CD001273. As previously noted, the safety of intranasal zinc has been called into question because of numerous reports of anosmia (loss of smell), in some cases long-lasting or permanent, from the use of zinc-containing nasal gels or sprays [17-19]. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1989:281-96. Several studies are described below in which zinc is administered as a lozenge or zinc-containing syrup that temporarily "sticks" in the mouth and throat. [, Rink L, Gabriel P. Zinc and the immune system. The authors of a systematic review concluded that zinc sulfate might be effective for treating leg ulcers in some patients who have low serum zinc levels [61,62]. Whether any types of biological reactions are unique to copper proteins is not clear. [, Navarro S, Valderrama R, To-Figueras J, Gimenez A, Lopez JM, Campo E, et al. Neurology. [, Nations SP, Boyer PJ, Love LA, Burritt MF, Butz JA, Wolfe GI, Hynan LS, Reisch J, Trivedi JR. Denture cream: an unusual source of excess zinc, leading to hypocupremia and neurologic disease. [, Alexander TH, Davidson TM. Zinc is also present in some denture adhesive creams at levels ranging from 17–34 mg/g . Zinc intakes might also be low in older adults from the 2%–4% of U.S. households that are food insufficient (sometimes or often not having enough food) . Vanadium in a sea squirt (tunicate), a primitive vertebrate (Figure 1.2B), is concentrated in blood cells, apparently as the major cellular transition metal, but whether it participates in the transport of dioxygen (as iron and copper do) is not known. Lutein + zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids for age-related macular degeneration: the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. The metals are generally found either bound directly to proteins or in cofactors such as porphyrins or cobalamins, or in clusters that are in turn bound by the protein; the ligands are usually O, N, S, or C. Proteins with which transition metals and zinc are most commonly associated catalyze the intramolecular or intermolecular rearrangement of electrons. Researchers have suggested that both zinc and antioxidants delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision loss, possibly by preventing cellular damage in the retina [74,75]. Zinc requirements and the risks and benefits of zinc supplementation. Vegetarians sometimes require as much as 50% more of the RDA for zinc than non-vegetarians . About 2.5g of zinc is present in an average human body, whereas we consume almost 15 milligrams per day. Acta Med Scand 1980;208:209-12. For this reason, dietary supplement formulations containing high levels of zinc, such as the one used in the AREDS study , sometimes contain copper. In zinc deficient animals protein synthesis is disturbed. Therapeutic and preventive effects of zinc on serious childhood infectious diseases in developing countries. Plasma zinc status, growth, and maturation in children with sickle cell disease. Zinc is important for growth and for the development and health of body tissues. Zinc and immune function: the biological basis of altered resistance to infection. Altern Ther Health Med 2006;12:34-8. Brass supplemented bronze during the Roman Empire in the manufacture of coins, weapons, and art. People at risk of zinc deficiency or inadequacy need to include good sources of zinc in their daily diets. Studies show that poor, malnourished children in India, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia experience shorter courses of infectious diarrhea after taking zinc supplements . [, Ploysangam A, Falciglia GA, Brehm BJ. In another clinical trial involving 273 participants with experimentally induced colds, zinc gluconate lozenges (providing 13.3 mg zinc) significantly reduced the duration of illness compared with placebo but had no effect on symptom severity . Zinc can reduce the absorption and action of penicillamine, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis . In fact, almost 20 metalloenzymes have an active site formed through zinc. Zinc is a common element in nucleic-acid polymerases and transcription factors, where its role is considered to be structural rather than catalytic. Adequate Intake (AI): Intake at this level is assumed to ensure nutritional adequacy; established when evidence is insufficient to develop an RDA. Thiazide diuretics such as chlorthalidone (Hygroton®) and hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix® and HydroDIURIL®) increase urinary zinc excretion by as much as 60% . Zinc is a key element required for active wound healing. Proc Assoc Am Physicians 1997;109:68-77. Eur J Clin Nutr 1997;51 (1 Suppl):S17-9. Reductions in a copper-containing enzyme, a marker of copper status, have been reported with even moderately high zinc intakes of approximately 60 mg/day for up to 10 weeks . Zinc supplements have the potential to interact with several types of medications. For these reasons, the RDA for zinc is higher for pregnant and lactating women than for other women (see Table 1) . Despite the small number of characterized Ni-proteins, it is clear that many different environments exist, from apparently direct coordination to protein ligands (urease) to the tetrapyrrole F430 in methylreductase and the multiple metal sites of Ni and Fe-S in a hydrogenase from the bacterium Desulfovibrio gigas. Weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental lethargy can also occur [5,8,29-33]. Oral zinc for arterial and venous leg ulcers. The federal government's 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans notes that "Nutritional needs should be met primarily from foods. Iron fortification programs have been credited with improving the iron status of millions of women, infants, and children. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:442S-6S. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. [, Beck FW, Prasad AS, Kaplan J, Fitzgerald JT, Brewer GJ. ZInc is also needed for cellular manufacture of proteins and genetic material, wound healing and the perception of taste and smell. Individuals who have or are developing AMD should talk to their healthcare provider about taking a zinc-containing AREDS supplement. Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Kawchak DA, Ohene-Frempong K, Stallings VA. BMJ 2003;326:409-10. Pediatrics 2008;121:326-36. 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