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Best Type Of Zinc To Battle Acne?

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#1 KSG1996



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

Ok, so there is multiple variations of Zinc out there, and I don't know which one would be the best to choose from:


-Chelated Zinc

-Zinc Glucose

-Zinc Picolinate


Those are the three types of Zinc I've read about that best work for combating hormonal acne. Accutane, Doxycycline, BP, Retin-A, Tretinoin cream, and Tazorac have not worked for me, so don't suggest them please. I've read the symptoms for lack of Zinc and I match every single one of them. I'm definitely taking Zinc no matter what starting tomorrow, but I need people who know about it to help me choose the best one.


Also, what would be the best dosage? And how many times a day should I take it? I've read that anywhere from 25mg - 40mg is a great dosage, but I'm not sure.


Lastly, if you have taken Zinc for acne, how was it for you? Any results?


Thanks in advance :D

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

I purchase products from an acne clinic who recommends supplementing with zinc monomethionine. They claim the zinc is the most readily bioavailable form for your body, and recommend no more than 100 mg a day. 


Go ahead and take a look: http://facerealityac...eed to Know.pdf


Search for zinc in the article and that should help you.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

I used zinc gluconate because based on what I read it seems to be the best form if it's chelated. However, whenever I take it on its own it doesn't do much for me, but if I take it with other vitamins it seems to work. It's in a multi I take called herpanacine, and for some reason that combination works better for me than zinc alone. 

Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes]. 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

Zinc monomethionine. The brand I've used is Life Extension OptiZinc.

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