Zinc Deficiency

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc Deficiency Questions

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by 53 · about 9 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 9 hours ago

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 333 · about 9 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 2341 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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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VB 0 · December 07, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Stay away from corn oil! Or any vegetable oil! Use ghee instead. I love dahl and Indian chicken. But why egg whites? Can't you have whole eggs?

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by 4111 · about 10 hours ago

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 5:09 PM

I was taking 100 mg of zinc a day for half a year and then did a zinc tally test, it tasted like water. After researching, it was obvious that I had low stomach acid. Coincidentally I was also suffering from a uncomfortable stomach after eating. I... (more)

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by 610 · about 10 hours ago

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 39841 · about 10 hours ago

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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TheOriginalKaz 0 · March 03, 2011 at 12:41 AM

With cholesterol levels in excess of 350 ng/dL I would suggest getting tested for sitosterolemia. Standard cholesterol tests do not differentiate from, and include in the totals, beta sitosterol, camposterol, etc. This occurs when the body can't... (more)

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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 4:08 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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