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How does zinc affect the body?

How does zinc affect the body?

Trace element: 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How to reduce your zinc in your body?

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

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Are there any problems with zinc collecting in the body over time?

Are there any problems with zinc collecting in the body over time?

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

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Is it possible that zinc cause a stop in body odor?

Is it possible that zinc cause a stop in body odor?

Don't try it: Taking zinc tablets isn't going to make your armpits smell any better. Your job is at risk if you stink, and they will fire you without telling you why. The 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants are terrible for you was made up by crooks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

How much Zinc?: There are no well described ill-effects of taking zinc but it is generally not a good idea to take supplements that may not be needed. Zinc deficiency is not a common occurrence in a people eating usual diet. ...Read more

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Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

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

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Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Yes: 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

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Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor when taking at the same time?

Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor when taking at the same time?

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

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Can a low zinc level cause body tremors/shakiness?

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

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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

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How will vitamin C and zinc benefit my body?

Both essential: Vitamins and essential minerals all work together as a team. I call it the "cathedral roof" where oxidants balance with antioxidants. Why do you just choose those two? ...Read more

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Is the daily us of vitamin C oral capsule plus zinc harmful or the body or no?

Is the daily us of vitamin C oral capsule plus zinc harmful or the body or no?

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.
See http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/263176.php ...Read more

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How can I put more zinc in my body and does the pill folic acid has zinc in it?

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

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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?

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?

Not necessarily.: Certain factors influence Zinc
absorption. For example, cereal, rice and corn contain phytates and have a negative effect on Zinc
absorption. So best to avoid intake with those foods. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Any doctor!: Seborrheic dermatitis can cause some of the symptoms you're describing. However to check for thyroid or electrolytes or vitamin deficiencies you can see any physician and it takes only a simple blood work to detect any abnormalities or deficiencies. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

Is that so?: At 30 years old, you're very young to have P-Vera. Has it been confirmed with appropriate genetic studies? I wouldn't advise any these supplements unless you know what you're doing; zinc in particular will upset your gut and perhaps render you copper deficient. ...Read more

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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

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Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Hair loss Mg, Fe, Zn: 43 F from NY asks:Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion? ANS: not very likely. Your own Dr can best answer this complex question (cause of hair loss). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Too much zinc: More than 50 mg of zinc will lower copper absorption. The low vitamin d is due to too little sun and not taking enough vitamin d supplement. You can not make vitamin d in maine, even in the sun, from about nov. Until may. There are not enough uv rays to make vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can zinc help grow at 15?

No: Healthy diet can help and that it prevents being short from poor nutrition. Zinc alone doesn't make a difference ...Read more

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Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date. ...Read more

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What are some food that provide zinc?

Many sources: There are many food sources of zinc. Oysters provide more than any other food, but poultry and red meat are the main sources for most americans. Crab, lobster, some beans, and cashews are others. ...Read more

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Zinc expired but can I still take it?

For 1000 years: Zinc is a mineral. It will never go bad or lose its potency. The date is there to get you to go buy more. ...Read more

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Is zinc dangerous at to high quantity?

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

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What happens if you get too much zinc?

Acute Zinc Toxicity: Can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea headache, irritability, lethargy & dizziness. Other problems can arise with chronic zinc toxicity. ...Read more