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What are good sources of zinc?

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Good food sources of zinc are:

  • Red meat
  • Poultry
  • Oysters
  • Fortified cereals
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and nuts

SOURCES:
Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.
Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Micronutrient Information Center: Zinc."
Natural Standard monograph: "Zinc."
Office of Dietary Supplements: "Facts about Dietary Supplements: Zinc."
Archives of Ophthalmology
: "A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Zinc."

Institutes of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Elements."

Natural Standard: "Zinc."

The Journal of Family Practice. "Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when." 

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:"Zinc for the common cold" and "Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months."

Canadian Medical Association Journal: "Prevention and treatment of the common cold: making sense of the evidence."

Clin Respir J. "Efficacy of zinc given as an adjunct to the treatment of severe pneumonia: A meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trials."

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 25, 2020

SOURCES:
Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.
Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Micronutrient Information Center: Zinc."
Natural Standard monograph: "Zinc."
Office of Dietary Supplements: "Facts about Dietary Supplements: Zinc."
Archives of Ophthalmology
: "A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Zinc."

Institutes of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes: Elements."

Natural Standard: "Zinc."

The Journal of Family Practice. "Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when." 

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:"Zinc for the common cold" and "Zinc supplementation for the prevention of pneumonia in children aged 2 months to 59 months."

Canadian Medical Association Journal: "Prevention and treatment of the common cold: making sense of the evidence."

Clin Respir J. "Efficacy of zinc given as an adjunct to the treatment of severe pneumonia: A meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trials."

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 25, 2020

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