8 Signs That You May Be Zinc Deficient
You stopped growing
One of the main signs of zinc deficiency actually appears in young children. Kids need to get enough zinc in their diets because of its influence on cell development, meaning a lack of it can stunt your growth, says Dr. Prasad. The good new is, this issue mainly affects those who either don’t eat or don’t have access to enough animal protein. Most kids in the U.S. can easily get enough zinc—one beef patty has 5 milligrams of the stuff, which is more than half of what a kid needs in a day.