zinc and your immune system

What is Zinc and How Does it Contribute to Your Immune System?

What is Zinc?

Zinc is a nutrient found throughout cells in the body. We need zinc to help our bodies make essential proteins and genetic material, assist with healing wounds, ensure proper taste and smell, and it even plays a key role in your immune system!  
While studies are still ongoing to determine the exact roles that zinc can play within our immune systems, it is clear that it is an essential nutrient performing important functions within our bodies. 

Below is a chart with the current Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Zinc established by the Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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