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Can zinc help grow at 15?

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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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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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?

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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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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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?

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

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What is zinc sulfate (220 mg) used for?

Supplementation: Zinc is a mineral that the body relies on for proper functioning. Zinc sulfate provides supplemental zinc in patients that do not have enough in their body. It can also be used to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the vegetables containing zinc?

Few if any: Zinc is important in making proteins and dna, immune function, wound healing and even taste and smell. The recommended daily allowance (rda) of zinc is 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men. It is not generally found in vegetables per se, but is in legumes like peas, baked beans, cashews, chickpeas, kidney beans and others. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/zinc-healthprofessional for more info. ...Read more

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Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Plant sources of Zn.: Foods high in phytates, which bind zinc and decrease its absorption include legumes and other sources of fiber. Nevertheless, they are still good sources of zinc and have many other health benefits which substantially outweigh the presence of phytates, (which also help prevent zinc overdose). Good sources of zinc and fiber include spinach, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, beans, peas, and whole grains. ...Read more

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What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

Bad things: Acute adverse effects of high zinc intake include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. One case report cited severe nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes of ingesting 4 g of zinc gluconate. Intakes of 150–450 mg of zinc per day have been associated with low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of hd lipoproteins. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 25 mg zinc safe to consume daily?

Not likely: Depends on your health status and reason, but recommended dose absorbed is about 8-10mg per day. Supplements are not fully absorbed, but for cold prevention, it works best when taken in proximity to the beginning of a cold's symptoms, and not with continuous administration. ...Read more

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What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

Call poison control: For specific questions about ingestion of medications, I would call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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What's the difference between zinc gluconium ans sulfate?

Industry vs dietary: Zinc sulfate is a chemical in dyes and pigments. The zinc in dietary supplements include zinc oxide, zinc gluconate and zinc acetate. ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic zinc capsule and where can I buy it?

Useful only for rare: Have you had surgery to combat obesity? Do not take this unless you have a precise diagnosis. Indications are rare. Unfortunately it is sold by con men who make false claims in an effort to take some of your money. There is no legitimate "therapeutic" zinc capsule. If you have medical problems, see a legitimate physician. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in taking zinc 10 mg 2 to 3 times per week?

Zinc: Can leach copper out of the body. You need lab testing to make sure you need zinc and if you do it needs to be taken w/a smaller copper supplement. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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