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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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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.
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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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