Men need about 12 mg of elemental zinc per day. However, If you're taking 60 mg of zinc gluconate a day then you're only getting 8.4 mg of elemental zinc.
Bullshit. They give you the amount of elemental zinc in the pills so it's "15mg zinc from zinc gluconate" and that means 15mg elemental zinc.
I never mentioned anything about zinc supplement labels. I was just making sure everybody understood the difference. The study I read states an effective dose to treat inflammatory acne is 200 mg of zinc gluconate per day which seemed like too much until i read it corresponds to only 30 mg of elemental zinc.