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Doctor insights on: Zinc Mineral Benefits

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How does zinc benefit the teeth?

How does zinc benefit the teeth?

Many mouthwashes: And tongue gels use zinc to help combat halitosis (bad breath) and do a very good job. Some examples are smart mouth and tung gel - both excellent products available over the counter. ...Read more

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Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral. For basic information on the roles and sources of vitamins and minerals see http://www.Whale.To/a/vitaminmineral_chart.Html. ...Read more

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Does the mineral zinc help in healing the perforated intestine?

Does the mineral zinc help in healing the perforated intestine?

No: Zinc is a cofactor for polymerases and proteases (functions in wound repair, cell regeneration). Unfortunately, is has never shown benefits for wound healing agren (2006) wound repair regen 14(5): 526-35. ...Read more

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How will vitamin C and zinc benefit my body?

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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Can i take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so i worry about depletion of these minerals.

Can i take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm?  I drink light beer daily so i worry about depletion of these minerals.

15 mg of Zinc daily: The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15 mg. You shouldn't take more than 30 mg a day of zinc for an extended period because that can inhibit your absorption of iron and copper which are also important minerals. ...Read more

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Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Good FOOD: Healthy food has all these contents you're asking about. What about learning to eat in ways that nourish your body, rather than looking for a pill or medicine? There are multivitamins to support your diet, but they will not replace it. ...Read more

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Will a zinc supplement benefit my childs hair loss?

Will a zinc supplement benefit my childs hair loss?

Is her zinc low?: Your are correct, zinc supplementation can be beneficial for hair or skin problems--however, that is only applicable when the zinc level in the body is inadequate. Giving more zinc than necessary to a child that is not deficient is not going to help however. Please have your child examined by a board-certified pediatrician or dermatologist. A blood test for zinc may prove useful, which she can do. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...Read more

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I am now taking zinc, omega 3 fish oil, and vitamin d3. What will the benefits be?

I am now taking zinc, omega 3 fish oil, and vitamin d3. What will the benefits be?

See details: Probably not much unless you have a specific need to take one or the other. Taking them just for the sake of taking them is a waste. ...Read more

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Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Breast size: Breast size is genetically determined, and is not affected by individual supplements. Eat a healthy diet, and be proud of whatever develops. Supplements that you take will not matter in the eventual size of your breasts. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...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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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 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