Zinc Deficiency; Symptoms, Treatment & Zinc Rich Foods

» Treatment of zinc deficiency

  • You should elevate zinc levels in the blood by working on the same points as in the prevention of zinc deficiency. You can ask your doctor, as he may recommend zinc supplements to increase its levels. Zinc supplements are available over the counter, and for most adults, the recommended daily allowance is 11 mg for adult males and 8 mg for adult females.
  • Always ask your doctor before taking supplements, even if it is available over the counter. Zinc supplements may irritate the gut causing nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste in the mouth.