I have white spots under my fingernails. I use cronometer and it shows that I take in about 16.5mg of Zinc dailyfrom beef .. but I eat it with white rice which contains phytic acid (albeit small amounts) and about 1mg of copper... (more)
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)
I started taking zinc picolonate and lately I've been remembering all my dreams. I've found that most of them are actually pretty boring...last night I went to pizza hut with my grandma..that was the whole dream. Before supplimenting with... (more)
I recall my dreams about 3-4 times a week, but they're usually really strange and epic and exciting. If you can remember all your dreams, let's just say that's amazing...
My roommate and I will be participating in study evaluating novel biomarkers of zinc status. I will be committing Carbicide for 45 days, especially since I was once very overweight and put on fat easily with moderate-high carb intakes. It'll an... (more)
I've been taking 50 mg of zinc (vitamin shoppe brand which is a mix of 3 types) for about 6 months. The reason why I'm taking it is I have the white flecks on my fingertips and brittle nails. Also my libido was low. I recently upped it to 100 mg a... (more)
I took a zinc tally taste test recently, and it tasted like water, apparently indicating a zinc deficiency. I've been dealing with dysbiosis/leaky gut for 7 or 8 years now, so my zinc could be depleted or not absorbing properly. We also have... (more)
Edit 4: Since this just got bumped, I should say that the TC/LDL-C was definitely the result of butter intake and the low testosterone was definitely the result of a zinc deficiency that arose as a result of not eating animal products for 8 years... (more)