When I don't supplement with zinc, I have light periods that last about four days. This is how it's been for years. When I supplement (50mg daily) I have very heavy periods that last a full seven days. This is incredibly unusual for my body. Why does zinc have this effect?
What's most confusing is that zinc is recommended to women to lighten their flow. I've had difficulty searching for an answer to my query on Google because every single item about zinc and menstruation is about how supplementation will help lessen bleeding.
What gives? Why do you suppose zinc works the opposite for me?
asked byHannah_15 (45)
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on July 04, 2013
at 04:12 PM
Hey Hannah, that's strange. The only thing I can think of is that copper IUD's can cause the same thing, something about copper increasing the thickness of the uterus wall. Zinc and copper are antagonists so if you take a lot of zinc it will push copper out of the soft tissue.