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by 58 · about 8 hours ago

I love meat! I eat it everyday! But I have a zinc defficiency and cannot for the life of me figure out why. My skin gets dry and chicken bumps form all over. My zinc levels were low, but I can't understand why. I havent eaten any grains for months... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Try a zinc tally test AKA zinc challenge.  This is a liquid form of zinc that you'd put a few drops of on your tongue and taste.  If you notice no taste at all, i.e. just like water, then you need zinc.  The stronger the taste, the... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I don't do the 9-5 job. I work night, so I wake up very late in the day. 3pm or 4pm, fast a couple of hours 1-2. Then I have my breakfast (big meal) I hit the gym for a workout and then I have my PWO meal(big meal) Then I don't eat until... (more)

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eternal 0 · July 07, 2014 at 6:22 PM

If you're eating a good paleo diet including dairy, you are most likely getting enough calcium. Your Mg supplementation looks fine. Taking it during meals is best as that is when stomach acid is highest. For best absorption, spread out the dosages... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've logged my diet, and it's a bit low in zinc and magnesium.. What foods can I include in my diet to improve this? :)

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schultz 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

A cup of coffee made with 15g of coffee beans provides around 20mg of magnesium. 1 Therefore 5 cups of coffee made with 15g of beans will provide somewhere around 25% of the DV for magnesium If you search "coffee magnesium" on google you'll... (more)

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by 598 · about 8 hours ago

I find that I get plenty of copper from organ meats, chocolate, and various other random sources. I try not to make beef muscle central to my diet. Of the muscle I eat, beef probably come second after fish, so it's not exactly rare. I'm more... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · May 31, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Seems your options are,1. Stop eating so much copper.2. Eat more beef.3. Eat more oysters.4. Supplement Zinc.I would make my case for the first, as chocolate really doesn't offer anything valuable in the way of nutrition. ( Things you can't get... (more)

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by 23 · about 8 hours ago

I bought a chelated zinc supplement which says it is chelated to HVP... should I get a different form? I thought hydrolyzed vegetable protein was to be avoided or is it a different form that I am thinking of? Here is a link to info on the... (more)

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daz 0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:00 AM

as there are plenty of other zinc supps out there, personally i would not buy that one. it also includes povidone, something else that has no need to be there

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by 333 · about 8 hours ago

I think sometimes the cause and effect get reversed...like iron deficiency and H. pylori. What if we are all just zinc/magnesium deficient and a sufficiency could provide us with the digestive oomph necessary for moderate *bread... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · December 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Zinc deficiency induces membrane barrier damage and increases neutrophil transmigration in Caco-2 cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18716167

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by 598 · about 8 hours ago

Do copper and zinc need to be consumed in balance? Do they compete for absorption? Do they have opposing effects like omega 6 and omega 3 or do they work together? What exactly do they do in the body? How much should we be getting? Do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I'm surprised people think they have Zinc deficiencies. Copper is harder to come by in diet typically. Many soils are deficient in copper, but contain sufficient zinc. I know that when I supplemented with liver, I found that beef liver produced... (more)

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by 1005 · about 8 hours ago

I currently have Jarrow brand Zinc Balance at a 15mg to 1mg ratio of Zinc (L-monomethionine) to Copper (gluconate.) I feel a little bit like I might have some excess copper build up that I would like to address. (Not from these... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I'm not convinced that the standard American diet has too little zinc and too much copper. I find that I'm actually borderline-copper deficient (or my copper needs are higher than average) even on a paleo diet. Why are you so certain you've got... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I don't get why so many of us are deficient in Zinc? I think it's cause we need Vitamin D and such to help it function and it's a cascade of deficiencies? Cause people in undeveloped countries don't have acne, and I don't really think they have... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 14, 2013 at 6:43 PM

oh god, my eyes are bleeding. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/zinc.php is how you get zinc without supplement. copper and zinc are antagonistic to one another, so if u get too much of one and not enough of the other the... (more)

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by 58 · about 8 hours ago

Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Holy random diagnosis, Batman! All that dysfunction in your diet and it's zinc deficiency? Normalize your eating first, you need a baseline from which to hack your diet.

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

When I don't supplement with zinc, I have light periods that last about four days. This is how it's been for years. When I supplement (50mg daily) I have very heavy periods that last a full seven days. This is incredibly unusual for my body. Why... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · July 04, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Hey Hannah, that's strange. The only thing I can think of is that copper IUD's can cause the same thing, something about copper increasing the thickness of the uterus wall. Zinc and copper are antagonists so if you take a lot of zinc it will push... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

In February, I gave in to supplements and began taking 50mg zinc daily. My skin looked amazing: acne disappeared and skin became smooth. In May I stopped taking the pills because I don't think this form of zinc is healthy. I began eating 200... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

what kind of "acne" are we talking? Is it all over your body and face? cheeks, forehead, mouth area, neck or body? Concentrated in one or two of those areas more than others? Is your acne pustules? cysts? small bumps that are not visible until... (more)

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by 58 · about 8 hours ago

I am going to the dentist todayyyyy! I have had this metal taste on and off for about 7 months. It will go and then come back. I have it so strong when I wake up. I can still taste other food, but have had it more for a week now. Now, I was... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · June 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I don't think your body would tell you you're zinc deficient if you're supplementing it... i would say it's either something with the metal fillings (usually is, especially if it's mercury based) or it could be your body is getting an overdose of... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hey All, I haven't found any reported evidence on this around the Internet, but I tend to get a real buzz or burst of energy from eating half a can of canned oysters (about six or seven of them should do it). Has anyone else had this experience?... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I don't notice that personally, buy if I had to guess I'd say it's either the zinc or the taurine, just because shellfish, specifically oysters are very dense in those two things. There are some other libido boosting amino acids in it that it... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I eat about a quarter pound of beef liver per week, divided into about four 1-ounce servings, and spread out over four days. I and make sure to get enough zinc through muscle meat (about 1 lb. per day) and sometimes oysters. I've noticed that my... (more)

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by 496 · about 8 hours ago

Hi I hear a lot of people on this forum supplement with zinc so i was wondering can you get all the zinc you need from eating lamb or beef? Do i need to supplement zinc if I am eating 1lb lamb/beef every day? Thanks

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Matt_11 0 · April 21, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Google: Cronometer. But yes, 1 pound of 80% lean ground beef is 250% DV Zinc. 1 pound of ground lab is 151% DV Zinc. Zinc supplementation on paleo is odd I think, we get more than enough, unless you're ODing on copper via liver. (more)

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by 10994 · about 9 hours ago

I think the verdict has come in that eating pounds of liver a day over and over might be dangerous to one's health, but what about oysters? I just read the nutrition data and apparently just the amount I had with breakfast (half a pound) had 225... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · January 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I was doing something similar for a while, because the oysters I had in my freezer were going bad. After a while I started noticing a metalic taste in my mouth. That is when I knew I was probably overdosing zinc. I personally wouldn't do it,... (more)

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by 154 · about 9 hours ago

In my quest to fix my leaky gut, I recently started supplementing with Zinc - 25 - 50 mg's a day. After a few days of doing this, I started experiencing severe stomach aches which lasted for a few days. Since then, I cut out the zinc and im... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · January 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yah, I would say that low stomach acid can be the culprit for many things. When you have low stomach acid you can't absorb or utilize a lot of nutrients properly. In addition it causes all sorts of messiness like aches and reflux, etc. Like the... (more)

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by 164 · about 9 hours ago

I have held off on supplementing zinc for a while because I would always feel like throwing up after taking it, so much so that I need to physically try hard to not throw up. I always take it with a meal. Today I decided to take it with my meal... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · November 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM

It's possible you might have excess copper in your system as zinc is antagonistic to copper and causes the body to dump any excess, there's a good article on the Weston A. Price... (more)

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by 2379 · about 9 hours ago

Hi folks, just bought this zinc supplement: http://www.nowfoods.com/Supplements/Products-by-Category/Minerals/Zinc/M003538.htm here's the problem: the page says it contains 50mg zinc as zinc gluconate. But zinc gluconate only comprises 7mg... (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Typically, mineral supplements containing salts such as zinc gluconate will list the amount of the mineral, not the amount of the salt itself. Assuming this is true, I calculated (based on the % of zinc in the complex) that it contains about 307mg... (more)

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by 1213 · about 9 hours ago

I don't actually sweat overly much, but I do have what I would characterize as evil underarms that overcome whatever deodorant I apply. This slays me because my mother and father don't really need to use deodorant at all (like roses!), and when... (more)

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Susanne 0 · July 07, 2012 at 3:14 AM

I have used a tiny amount of 40% Zinc Oxide (CVS brand Diaper Rash creme) and it works amazingly well. I am perimenopausal, live in Florida and sweat like no one else I know!! I have horrible BO and I am steering clear of aluminum based products... (more)

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by 40 · about 9 hours ago

Hey gang Upon reading how healthy cocoa is and dark choclate...i have been eating half a bar of 85% cocoa dark chocolate per day for a few months I think that this may have lowered my testosterone..it is the only change in diet I have made... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · August 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

It is probably not the soy, one of your ex's may have hired someone to curse you, Voodoo is particularly effective for this purpose. Did any of them take hair clippings from you, or toenail clippings?

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by 418 · about 9 hours ago

I've tried everything. I take zinc, it helps, but my chin still breaks out. HELP I've heard my hormones might be causing it, unbalanced? I'm 25, male.

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Karen 0 · June 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Not all health issues can be treated by diet completely. There are a number of factors that affect acne. Hormones > heredity > stress > bacteria > diet. Acne sucks, it hurts and it's embarrassing until you realize that anybody that matters... (more)

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

I see alot of info here about ways to LOWER DHT. But, DHT is the most powerful male hormone (much more than testosterone, and it cannot aromatize) and really increases sex drive and other desirable, confident male behavior. So, I want to know... (more)

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August 0 · March 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I didn't think this made logical sense because I've always heard that good levels of zinc help increase libido. Then I clicked on the link, and all became clear. They took skin cells, put them in a petri dish, and then put supraphysiological... (more)

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by 60 · about 9 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for several months, but this is the first time that I've posted anything. I'm hoping that some of the more biochemistry-literate PaleoHacks members can provide some help and advice regarding a somewhat... (more)

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Carbicidal 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:52 AM

G'day Iron Man, not sure if this will be helpful at all but you never know :) i too have this condition and found that when i was concerntrating on eating lower iron foods my iron levels remained the same or increased but mostly increased them... (more)

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