Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell and stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes.
Zinc supports a healthy immune system, is needed for wound healing, helps maintain your sense of taste and smell, and is needed for DNA synthesis. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Zinc is found in a variety of foods including pumpkin seeds, oysters, beef, shrimp, yogurt, ostrich and lamb.
Office of Dietary Supplements: http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/cc/zinc.html