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by 0 · July 20, 2014 at 11:56 PM

What is the best kind of zinc to take for acne? And do i need to supplement also with copper if I am taking zinc?

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Matt_11 0 · July 19, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Better have evidence of zinc deficiency before supplementing. Better yet, just include beef in your diet.

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by 0 · April 10, 2014 at 7:30 AM

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)

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raydawg 0 · April 07, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Try a zinc tally test. May not be perfect, but it seems to work. I bought some from amazon, shake the bottle, put one drop on your tongue and swish it around. If it takes like water, you need more zinc. The stronger the taste (to the point... (more)

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by 333 · December 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

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 2316 · October 02, 2013 at 3:40 AM

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)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · October 02, 2013 at 3:39 AM

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...

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by 211 · December 07, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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)

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PrimalGains 0 · December 07, 2012 at 3:36 PM

This thread may prove an interesting read for you. Due to the sheer quantity of carbs you will be consuming daily, I think it's going to be quite difficult to "partition" a majority to evening PWO. In this case, I don't think it really matters... (more)

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by 4113 · February 05, 2012 at 9:46 PM

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)

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mike_28 0 · February 05, 2012 at 9:46 PM

google betaine hcl test, or check out poliquin's website, he has an article on there about the betaine hcl test. primallykocher: check out -... (more)

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by 610 · January 26, 2012 at 12:55 AM

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)

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_Tom 0 · January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I"ve heard good things about the Spectracell test. http://www.spectracell.com/products/micronutrient-testing-product-specifications/ Anyone else have an opinion? (more)

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by 39204 · September 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM

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)

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dzone 0 · September 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM

I would start Vitamin C megadose ASAP. You probably have subclinical hipoascorbemia so your liver makes cholesterol to repair the damage. You don't eat liver, eyes, brain. Fruit doesn't contain much of it and blocks it. I would use tbsp every 4... (more)