Distribution of zinc in body (total of ~1.5 - 2.5g)

Range in skeletal muscle and bone ~85-90%: in skin and liver 8-10%: in other tissues the rest %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Valko M et al., Redox- and non-redox-metal-induced formation of free radicals and their role in human disease. Arch Toxicol. 2016 Jan90(1):1-37. doi: 10.1007/s00204-015-1579-5 p.25 left column top paragraphPubMed ID26343967
Primary Source Chasapis CT, Loutsidou AC, Spiliopoulou CA, Stefanidou ME (2012) Zinc and human health: an update. Arch Toxicol 86: 521–534. doi:10.1007/s00204-011-0775-1PubMed ID22071549
Comments P.25 left column top paragraph: "Zinc is one of the most important trace elements found in all body tissues and secretions in relatively high concentrations. The average amount of zinc in the adult body is approximately 1.5–2.5 g. About 85–90 % of total body zinc is found in skeletal muscle and bone, 8–10 % in the skin and the liver and the rest of the zinc in other tissues (primary source Chasapis et al. 2012)."
Entered by Uri M
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