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What Does Zinc Do For The Body
Zinc is one of the trace elements needed for the activity of certain enzymes, including enzymes involved in DNA synthesis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Why do you ask?: If you have self-diagnosed based on a list of symptoms at a website by an "independent medical thinker", or have been to a lab that tests metals on everybody (these folks are mostly charlatans), I hope you'll reconsider. Please get with an evidence-based physician who's savvy about nutrition and trace metals; if you've already done this, there's no further need to ask. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes w/ every vitamin: You can get too much of anything, even water. While in the short term certain supplements may be helpful, you will correct a deficiency eventually. At that point, continuing to take the supplement at the same rate will cause symptoms. If it's water, you wake up at night to urinate. If it's vitamin c, you'll probably get heartburn. Will zinc it may be severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Is it bad to take Zinc tablets for a very long amount of time? I mean like years? Does it have any negative effect on the body?
No: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'natural holistic' stuff instead. It's bunk, made up for people who want to 'be close to nature' or whatever. Right or wrong, you can lose your job if your armpits stink, and they won't tell you why. You'll be sorry. ...Read more
Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
At your own risk man: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'natural holistic' stuff instead. It's bunk, made up for people who want to 'be close to nature' or whatever. Right or wrong, you can lose your job if your armpits stink, and they won't tell you why. You'll be sorry. ...Read more
Zinc level: I would look for other causes such as an overactive thyroid, anxiety, calcium or magnesium deficiencies, toxic substances, withdrawal from certain medications or other substances. Your physician should evaluate you and he/she will order the appropriate tests and, if deemed advisable, refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more
Hi I am 16 years old how many grams or mg of zinc per day I need to grow taller or helps all body to grow well?
American Diet: I am not sure where you got the notion you need extra zinc or magnesium to grow taller. That is a false myth. The american diet provides plenty of what you need as a teenager to reach the height your genes will allow. The bigger question here is do you get enough protein in your diet. That is the really only thing that could hinder the growth if you were not eating plenty of protein in one day. ...Read more
Helpful, not harmful:
Vitamin C protects against cardiovascular disease and increases longevity. I recommend everyone take 500-2000 mg of Vit C 2x/day. See http://bit. Ly/1fZ7IWk
Zinc deficiency is very common (over 40% of Americans are deficient) and taking zinc has many benefits, though too much can have adverse effects. Doses of 15-30 mg are safe.
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See below: First, Folic Acid and zinc are two different minerals. Therefore, if you take a Folic Acid pill, it has no zinc or anything else in it unless the bottle specifically says so in the ingredients. Second, you can get more than enough zinc from leafy green vegetables and fish, among other healthy food choices. If you need more zinc for some reason, you can take a multi-vitamin or zinc tablet. ...Read more
Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?
Could the micro-injuries caused by derma-rolling increase my body's need for zinc? After derma-rolling I've been experiencing zinc-deficiency symptoms
See your dermatologi: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Where do I go to see if I have a lack of zinc in my body or thyoid issues im 16 my eyebrows are falling off I have seborrhoiec dermatitis?
I have a bad body odor since 8 years ago even after shower. I have try acv, chlorophyll, probiotic, magnesium, zinc, put on baking soda, lemon. Pls help?
Do others notice?: Is it "fishy"? Certain genetic conditions can cause this. You should see a doctor if you have not already. You're doing all the right things already. If no one else notices it (ask your mother), then may not be worth worrying about. ...Read more
I have Polycythemia Vera. Very heavy menses today. Are Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supps good to help body with this problem? See CPA on 10th.
My grand daughter was given a toxic dose of zinc, had a severe reaction, skin peeling off entire body, is that toxic epidermal necrolysis?
Ask the DR: Zinc toxicity causes diarrhea. There may be vomiting as well. Something very different is happening. You left out too much to get anything else. WHY WAS THIS CHILD GIVEN ANY ZINC AT ALL? What dose? How administered? Once? Or more? There are very few legitimate reasons to take zinc. ...Read more
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
having lemon, orange, strawberries, tea& zinc to help body get rid of hand warts (tried everything else on planet acid, cryo, tape, acv). might work?
No: Wart-removal acids sold over-the-counter can get rid of hand warts. One's primary care doctor or a dermatologist can freeze the warts. If a person has many warts on her hand, there are other medications that a dermatologist can try. Fruits are not going to get rid of warts... but sometimes warts do go away on their own. ...Read more
Mustache, body, and scalp hair/thinning following a period of high zinc intake (115+mg a day), and blood tests reveal low vit. D, copper levels. Why?
Zinc Toxicity: The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for zinc in adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Zinc toxicity from high zinc intake can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Acute adverse effects include gastrointestinal disturbances and headaches. Chronic effects include reduced immune function, altered iron function, and reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. ...Read more