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Good day. Should I buy a zinc supplement, or one a day (for men). I feel I suffer from low libido and low testosterone ?

Good day. Should I buy a zinc supplement, or one a day (for men). I feel I suffer from low libido and low testosterone

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Low libido: The only way to know for sure is to see your doc and have your hormones tested. Low sex drive can be hormonal, vascular, or from depression. Then you can supplement w/the appropriate supplement under professional guidance. W/out that you may cause harm. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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I have a man boobs. Is it okay to take a zinc supplements before i sleep?

I have a man boobs. Is it okay to take a zinc supplements before i sleep?

Yes, but...: Do you have excess breast tissue because you are overweight? If you are of normal weight and still feel as tho you have "man boobs" this may be a condition known as gynocomastia. This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger problem. If you aren't overweight consider seeing your md. ...Read more

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What is a good zinc supplement?

What is a good zinc supplement?

Cheap ones: There's usually zinc in an economical vitamin-mineral tablet from a chain pharmacy. If you overdo zinc supplements because of some bad advice you got, you can copper-deplete yourself and get brain and spinal cord damage -- it's happened. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Check your zink level: First! Zinc is recommended for many males for prostate health, and often is found in a multivitamin tablet. It has to be taken in the right proportion with copper. You don't want to overdo and take too much zinc. So if you been taking it daily by itself only, have your doctor check your blood level first, then discuss your concerns. That is the best approach! ...Read more

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How much zinc should be taking a day ? Is 57mg supplement too much?

May be too much: RDA for female is 8mg/day RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance. Many factors can play part in absorption & retention of Zinc. Diet high in phytate & fiber may increase zinc requirements.Genetic & environmental factors play a part also.No "gold standard" yet exists for the assessment of zinc status.Zinc serves as a co-factor in more than 70 metallo-enzymes. ...Read more

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What are the supplements or products that contains therapeutic zinc?

Not a legitimate the: Zinc is not a legitimate therapy except for a few rare conditions. Don't believe the junk science. Save your money. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking a zinc supplement do good to my skin?

Expert opinion please: could taking a zinc supplement do good to my skin?

At what dose?: At doses of 50-100mg it frequently helps skin scale less and is good for healthy nails! ...Read more

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How safe is it to take a zinc supplement? Anything I should take into consideration?

Fairly safe: Zinc is fairly safe, but rarely needed as almost no one without severe kidney disease, surgery, cancer, malnutrition, is ever zinc deficient. Recommended intake varies as age increases, up to a maximum of 15-20 mg for adults. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more