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Zinc Picolinate

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Zinc Picolinate has been the most effective acne treatment for me. Thank God I learned about it!

I usually get these large, inflammed acne every now and then. I 1st learned about Zinc from my best friend's brother, who swears by its effectiveness. He takes Solgar Zinc Gluconate from Healthy Options. Since I am a Gold member of GNC, I first bought GNC Zinc Gluconate 50mg and took it once a day for 3 months. Sadly, I didn't see any improvement on my skin while taking it.

After a few months, I decided to try Zinc again. This time, I bought Zinc Picolinate 30mg with 2mg Copper, also from GNC. I took it once a day and saw slight improvement on my skin for the 1st month. On my 2nd month I decided to take it 2x a day (once in the morning and once again in the evening) & my skin has been clear with ZERO acne for a month! After I finished all the tablets I wasn't able to buy another jar immediately and I instantly had 3 new huge pimples in just a week. This made me conclude that Zinc Picolinate does work and that it is the best acne medication for me.

Take note that I am not using any other anti-acne product on my face (except for maybe my toner which has tea tree oil in it). I also noticed that Zinc Picolinate helped clear out my bacne.

Now the only problem I have left are the marks the pimples left on my face. But I'm not too worried. I know they'll go away in time. :dance:

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Are you a guy or a girl? It seems like most who have success with zink are boys (from the little I have read)... Just checking.

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i'm a guy. that's probably true, that zinc is more effective on men since, i've read, that the action of zinc on acne is by maintenance of hormonal balance. and we know that men can get more of those nasty testosterone that can aggravate acne. i do believe that my acne is hormonal, since my skin does not respond to benzoyl peroxide or antibiotics. i did not notice any improvement in my skin's excessive sebum production, though. i still have extremely oily skin. that's why i still have these whiteheads which i get the derma to remove for me each month. but at least i don't get large inflammed pimples anymore. sometimes i get lazy and sleep without washing my face and still wake up with clear skin.

i do think that zinc picolinate is more absorbable, based on my experience and my research. that is actually the reason why i bought it on my second try on zinc. i was also curious why zinc picolinate is more expensive than zinc gluconate by almost three times. maybe GNC knew it was more effective?

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I don't know when you got your Zinc Picolinate at GNC, but whenever I have gone there they have only had zinc gluconate, and online that is all they have too. I have looked at several other "store brands" and they only have gluconate too. I am sure I will find picolinate at Vitamin Shoppe or something online but its more work. Either way I will most likely check it out soon. I wish there were more replies to this with people's experiences, especially since zinc has been "scientifically" proven to be effective against acne.

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I don't know when you got your Zinc Picolinate at GNC, but whenever I have gone there they have only had zinc gluconate, and online that is all they have too. I have looked at several other "store brands" and they only have gluconate too. I am sure I will find picolinate at Vitamin Shoppe or something online but its more work. Either way I will most likely check it out soon. I wish there were more replies to this with people's experiences, especially since zinc has been "scientifically" proven to be effective against acne.

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I don't know when you got your Zinc Picolinate at GNC, but whenever I have gone there they have only had zinc gluconate, and online that is all they have too. I have looked at several other "store brands" and they only have gluconate too. I am sure I will find picolinate at Vitamin Shoppe or something online but its more work. Either way I will most likely check it out soon. I wish there were more replies to this with people's experiences, especially since zinc has been "scientifically" proven to be effective against acne.

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Glad it's working for you, I too take zinc picolinate (22mg) but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.. perhaps I'm not taking enough or I need copper as well.

Do you take it with meals or just with water?

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Glad it's working for you, I too take zinc picolinate (22mg) but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.. perhaps I'm not taking enough or I need copper as well.

Do you take it with meals or just with water?

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zinc picolinate works well cause it absorbs at a better rate than other zinc types as i have read. anyway i take solgar 22mg dose, with a regular vitaminshoppe copper supp.

After 3 months on zinc i concluded it does nothing.

since a. i dont have a hormone problem and b. i dont have a deficiancy in zinc


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