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How much zinc should I consume daily?

Zinc is one of those workhorse nutrients that’s involved in almost every biochemical reaction in your body, but it’s especially important for skin cell renewal. Zinc isn’t hard to find, shellfish, lean ham, beef, and lamb are full of it (which is why vegetarians need to work a bit harder to get enough). How much zinc do you need, and how can you get enough to keep your skin young? The recommended daily value is 15 mg, the amount in most multivitamins.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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