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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?
No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more
Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun exposure. If you are vitamin a and zinc deficient on a reasonably normal non-vegetarian diet, you may have malabsorption. If you are B12 deficient non-vegan, you are likely to be seriously sick & need a proper workup. Get with a dr you rightly trust. ...Read more
Yes: They are generally considered safe, since they do not work and usually do not harm you. However, in certain individual, multivitamins and/or zinc can be dangerous for your health. Why don't you try a nice exercise program, eat healthy, stop multivitamins, and save your money? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate.  It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more
Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect motility. See http://www.Truestarhealth.Com/notes/1040005.Html ; http://www.Webmd.Com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20050309/sperm-swim-better-with-carnitine ; http://www.Alive.Com/articles/view/17772/6_ways_to_boost_male_fertility_naturally. ...Read more
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more
Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, i recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...Read more