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Vitamins Containing Zinc

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Based in Long Island, N.Y., Robert Rottkamp has been writing essays on a variety of social issues and sports-related topics since 2006. Rottkamp has also penned several theatrical works as well as a short film, "Tom's Place," which was an official selection in the 2008 Los Angeles International Greek Film Festival.
Vitamins Containing Zinc
Zinc is an essential trace mineral you can find in several multivitamins. Photo Credit Design Pics/Design Pics/Getty Images

Overview

Zinc is an essential trace element that humans do not need large amounts of in order to remain healthy. In the rare case that a person experiences zinc deficiency, symptoms may occur such as slow healing of wounds, stunted growth for children and acute diarrhea. You can obtain zinc through your diet as well as through supplements. Several multivitamins include zinc along with other vitamins and minerals essential to your health.

GNC Men’s Multivitamin

GNC Men’s multivitamin contains 25 mgs of zinc, which is more than 100 percent of the recommended daily value of 15 mgs. GNC Men’s multivitamin contains high levels of B vitamins, which contain antioxidants beneficial to your immune system. GNC Men’s multivitamin also contains other essential nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin D, folic acid and calcium. This multivitamin passes an independent test conducted by Consumersearch.com.

Centrum A to Zinc

You know that the Centrum A to Zinc multivitamin contains zinc because it says so in the title. In fact, Centrum A to Z contains 15 mgs of zinc, exactly 100 percent of the recommended daily value as well as other vitamins and nutrients. This vitamin may be especially effective for premenstrual women because it contains 18 mgs of iron, a mineral lost during menstruation. This multivitamin also contains 500 mgs of folic acid, which may prevent tube defects for pregnant women.

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One A Day Men’s

One A Day Men’s multivitamin also contains the recommended daily amount of zinc with 15 mgs. This vitamin contains vitamins B12 and B6, as well as vitamins C, D and E. One A Day Men’s contains other minerals besides zinc, including calcium, magnesium, selenium and chromium. The manufacturer claims that this multivitamin can help promote coronary health and healthy blood pressure. The manufacturer also claims that this product can give a boost to your immune system and energy levels.

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