Does zinc have any side effects?

Question

Hi Rick, Does zinc have any side effects?

Answer

Potentially, yes. To name a few, toxicity symptoms of zinc could include: fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, gastric distress, and dizziness. Recommended intakes of zinc are: 15 mg/day for adult males and 12 mg/day for adult females. Toxic levels aren't likely through food, but mega-dosing on supplements may not be wise.