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Why do I need zinc as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
You need about 15-30 milligrams of zinc daily because it stimulates the production of approximately one hundred enzymes, which are the substances responsible for promoting biochemical reactions in your body. For instance, zinc and the enzymes it stimulates are responsible for a healthy immune system, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and the maintenance of your sense of taste and smell.
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