What can be signs and symptoms of insufficient zinc intake?

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More than 300 enzymes in the human body depend on a zinc supply that meets the body's needs. Insufficient zinc intake can therefore be associated with a wide range of symptoms. Common symptoms include poor immune function, problems with wound healing, impaired skin integrity, reduced hair growth, less appetite and loss of taste and smell. Zinc also plays a role in reproductive health, which is why both delayed sexual development and impotence are associated with low zinc levels.