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by 53 · about 4 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 4 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 593 · about 4 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 571 · about 4 hours ago

I keep reading you should take zinc at the beginning of a cold to shorten the length of it. Well, I feel a cold coming on, starting in my throat as usual, and the only zinc I have is Jarrow's Zinc Balance which has 15mg zinc, 1mg copper. The... (more)

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Olivier 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Usually, I take 2g VitC and 200mg Zn a day with colds. That always works for me ...

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by 23 · about 4 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 4 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 1005 · about 4 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 53 · about 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 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 4 hours ago

Hi guys Can you eat too much copper with lamb liver as we already get it from a lot of other foods? What can be done about this? And can someone explain to me if that mixing my liver with my mince meat cause the zinc to compete with the copper... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · April 28, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Zinc will get absorbed when both are eaten together providing no grains are eaten along with your meal as the phytates in grains will block zinc more so than copper. Seafoods and liver are zinc and copper neutral, no need to worry eating those... (more)

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by 496 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 476 · about 4 hours ago

wouldnt I be better off just eating oysters(canned) 3 or so times a week?

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Eugenia 0 · December 09, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Yes, go for oysters, alive or uncooked best. Most of the time, the canned oysters come in not-so-good oils, but they're ok as a last resort.

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by 164 · about 4 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 1213 · about 5 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 5 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 2407 · about 5 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 5 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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by 156 · about 5 hours ago

Hi, I've been doing some health troubleshooting, and it came to my attention when tracking my micronutrient intake in cron-o-meter that my zinc:copper ratio is very high. Do any of you know of a good resource regarding why this ratio does or... (more)

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Eric_15 0 · January 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Chris Kresser posted this podcast a couple of weeks ago Could Copper-Zinc Imbalance Be Making You Sick? http://chriskresser.com/rhr-could-copper-zinc-imbalance-be-making-you-sick (more)

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by 418 · about 5 hours ago

Can someone try to explain how multiple months on a Zinc Supplement may have cured my acne? I think it somehow restored my liver to optimal functioning. I was suffering from acne since my teens. 25 now.

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Kristin_3 0 · January 23, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I know that Zinc is a really important mineral when it comes to healing a leaky gut..makes sense

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by 2801 · about 5 hours ago

I'm trying to determine potential causes for my moderate case of anemia, which has been affecting me for the past several months. I'm consuming large quantities of iron from natural sources, so the problem presumably has to do with absorption. I... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · December 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

It's worth trying to figure out. I became anemic when I was a vegan. Despite every effort to supplement properly, I didn't get sufficient B12 and iron. Mine was an easy fix. Your anemia is moderate, which is how I would describe mine. Let me... (more)

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by 687 · about 5 hours ago

I'm going to start supplementing with zinc picolinate (http://www.iherb.com/Metabolic-Maintenance-Zinc-Picolinate-30-mg-100-Capsules/37577?at=0) due to symptoms of a zinc deficiency, and I was wondering when during the day it should be taken? I've... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · December 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

You should take it every other day and on the off days take a copper supplement (2-4mg copper gluconate). Zinc supplementation competes with copper for absorption and there is evidence from a few studies that it actually increases copper excretion... (more)

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by 687 · about 5 hours ago

So I figured out a couple of weeks back that some symptoms I was having, such as skin problems, red cracked knuckles, diarrhea, dandruff, tiredness, no appetite, and a white spot on fingernail, was due to a copper/zinc imbalance. I was eating way... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 07, 2011 at 7:51 PM

It's most likely you are low on zinc.. but you may be low in copper too. Copper gets malinged too much if you ask me. You could be deficient in both. I would get this checked out before you start creating a brand new imbalance with zinc/copper.... (more)

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