Zinc Deficiency Questions
Oh my gosh! So I got a copper iud 5 months ago and my acne randomly got worse, my nails look like crud, my skin s dry, my KP came back worse...and I recently had sever anxiety and insomnia for days! I was randomly taking a zinc+ copper balance for... (more)
I love meat! I eat it everyday! But I have a zinc defficiency and cannot for the life of me figure out why. My skin gets dry and chicken bumps form all over. My zinc levels were low, but I can't understand why. I havent eaten any grains for months... (more)
I have white spots under my fingernails. I use cronometer and it shows that I take in about 16.5mg of Zinc dailyfrom beef .. but I eat it with white rice which contains phytic acid (albeit small amounts) and about 1mg of copper... (more)
I think sometimes the cause and effect get reversed...like iron deficiency and H. pylori. What if we are all just zinc/magnesium deficient and a sufficiency could provide us with the digestive oomph necessary for moderate *bread... (more)
I started taking zinc picolonate and lately I've been remembering all my dreams. I've found that most of them are actually pretty boring...last night I went to pizza hut with my grandma..that was the whole dream. Before supplimenting with... (more)
I recall my dreams about 3-4 times a week, but they're usually really strange and epic and exciting. If you can remember all your dreams, let's just say that's amazing...
I've been taking 50 mg of zinc (vitamin shoppe brand which is a mix of 3 types) for about 6 months. The reason why I'm taking it is I have the white flecks on my fingertips and brittle nails. Also my libido was low. I recently upped it to 100 mg a... (more)
I took a zinc tally taste test recently, and it tasted like water, apparently indicating a zinc deficiency. I've been dealing with dysbiosis/leaky gut for 7 or 8 years now, so my zinc could be depleted or not absorbing properly. We also have... (more)
Edit 4: Since this just got bumped, I should say that the TC/LDL-C was definitely the result of butter intake and the low testosterone was definitely the result of a zinc deficiency that arose as a result of not eating animal products for 8 years... (more)
With cholesterol levels in excess of 350 ng/dL I would suggest getting tested for sitosterolemia. Standard cholesterol tests do not differentiate from, and include in the totals, beta sitosterol, camposterol, etc. This occurs when the body can't... (more)
My roommate and I will be participating in study evaluating novel biomarkers of zinc status. I will be committing Carbicide for 45 days, especially since I was once very overweight and put on fat easily with moderate-high carb intakes. It'll an... (more)
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