Zinc Requirements Daily Reference Intakes

Daily requirements of zinc depend on age, gender and for women in pregnancy – see the latest table:

Infants
0 – 6 months         2 Zinc(mg/day)
7 – 12 months      3 Zinc(mg/day)

Children
1 – 3 years       3 Zinc(mg/day)
4 – 8 years       5 Zinc(mg/day)

Pregnancy
< 18 years           13 Zinc(mg/day)
19 – 30 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)
31 – 50 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)

Lactation
< 18 years           14 Zinc(mg/day)
19 – 30 years       12 Zinc(mg/day)
31 – 50 years       12 Zinc(mg/day)

Males
9 – 13 years         8 Zinc(mg/day)
14 – 18 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)
19 – 30 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)
31 – 50 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)
51 – 70 years       11 Zinc(mg/day)
> 70 years           11 Zinc(mg/day)

Females
9 – 13 years         8 Zinc(mg/day)
14 – 18 years       9 Zinc(mg/day)
19 – 30 years       8 Zinc(mg/day)
31 – 50 years       8 Zinc(mg/day)
51 – 70 years       8 Zinc(mg/day)
> 70 years           8 Zinc(mg/day)