锌的最佳来源是贝类，鱼，红肉牡蛎是迄今为止最丰富的来源。大量也存在于某些植物的食物，如全谷类，豆类，坚果，蘑菇和一些草药。从植物来源的锌不被吸收好，因为它结合于植物种子称为植酸的纤维化合物，以形成一种不溶性锌 - 肌醇六磷酸配合物不能被同化。
Zinc Picolinate is an excellent form of zinc with good absorption qualities. Many doctors are recommending this form. Kirkman® also markets zinc liquid and a zinc citrate/chelate capsule. All have outstanding absorption characteristics.
Zinc is present in every cell in the body and is also a component in over 200 enzymes as well. Actually, zinc is involved in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral constituent in mammals. Zinc is essential for normal skin, vision, smell, taste, reproduction and for protein synthesis and wound healing. It is also one of the most important factors in a healthy immune system, as well as being essential to normal brain development.
The best sources of zinc are shellfish, fish, and red meats with oysters being by far the richest source. Substantial amounts are also found in certain plant foods such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, mushrooms and some herbs. The zinc from plant sources is not absorbed well, because it binds to a fiber compound in plant seeds called phytic acid to form an insoluble zinc-phytate complex which can not be assimilated.
Children and adults need between 10 mg. and 50 mg. daily. Though the recommended daily value is 15 mg., it is generally recognized that 30 to 50% of ingested zinc is not absorbed due to the complexing with phytic acid, perspiration loss, fiber transport through the intestine, or because of the competition for absorption with copper, iron and calcium. Though most multiple vitamins and minerals contain some zinc, most physicians recommend additional supplementation. Zinc is best taken away from food or at bedtime.
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