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#1 the.ronin

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:28 PM

50 mgs. apperantly they're veggie tablets. im not sure what this means, but i figured zinc couldnt hurt. anyone had any luck with it?

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE(StinkomanK20X6 @ Nov 29 2004, 05:28 PM)
50 mgs.  apperantly they're veggie tablets. im not sure what this means, but i figured zinc couldnt hurt. anyone had any luck with it?

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You gotta take it with another mineral because it could result to that mineral's deficiency, I'm not sure which... I think copper or manganese... Help! eusa_sick.gif

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 09:54 PM

Take the zinc, and only the zinc. Some people here say things like you should take this with this as it depletes it and so on, but they're talking about theoretical situations. In real life you get tons of copper everytime you shower or bathe. You get more if you drink tap water.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 06:36 AM

that zinc amount seems okay. I heard 30-60mg is normal therapeutic dose (but I cannot be sure about tthese thigns). Whether or not that alone will create a difference in questionable though. If you could update that would be great.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:57 AM

There are ass loads of studies indicating the use of zinc in treating acne. Some compare them to antibiotics. They are out there. You just need to look for them rather than trying to ween answers out of acne.org.
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 01:59 PM

Well i have and during the course of my stay here at acne.org, people seem to think highly of it. I was asking if anyone had had success with it, not if they knew of some ambigous website or article claiming that zinc was the answer to everything. I wanted true opinions, not facts that applied to studies. I was also under the impression that this was the forum to come to if i had a question about diet/health, but i guess next time i won't ask.

anyway, i dont know if it was the zinc or not, but i felt like shit today and had a nasty stomach ache for the better half of the morning. Now I feel sort of weak, but i did just take a nap, so this could all just be coincidence, but i'm not sure. Today was the first day i tried it.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:12 PM

yeah, you need to take other minerals with it, especially copper.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:37 PM

Have to say it didn't do anything for me.

Hopefully that won't be the case for you though!

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 04:56 PM

Zinc has been proven as good as antibiotics, and many people here have had it clear them. Also don't take all these minerals with it. Geez, you guys complain that the pharms are out to get your money and these vitamin guys have you wrapped around their finger buying 50 things just to balance out 1. You don't need copper if you bathe.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 05:30 PM

you're completely wrong.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:51 PM

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Fine, show me my error.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(blackbirdbeatle @ Nov 30 2004, 05:51 PM)
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Fine, show me my error.

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This one:
"Zinc has been proven as good as antibiotics"
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I like your suggestion of not taking copper. But you're not sure what amount you get when you bathe. Do you mean copper is absorbed in your pores and goes through the bloodstream? That easy?

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE(StinkomanK20X6 @ Nov 30 2004, 11:59 AM)
Well i have and during the course of my stay here at acne.org, people seem to think highly of it. I was asking if anyone had had success with it, not if they knew of some ambigous website or article claiming that zinc was the answer to everything. I wanted true opinions, not facts that applied to studies. I was also under the impression that this was the forum to come to if i had a question about diet/health, but i guess next time i won't ask.

anyway, i dont know if it was the zinc or not, but i felt like shit today and had a nasty stomach ache for the better half of the morning. Now I feel sort of weak, but i did just take a nap, so this could all just be coincidence, but i'm not sure. Today was the first day i tried it.

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What are you taking it for anyway, Jason? Red marks?

Zinc is said to help fade red marks, specifically.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:41 PM

Here:
Zinc was compared to minocycline in the journal Dermatology. 2001, Vol. 203, Iss. 2. All you had to do was goole it.


About copper, yes it does get absorbed that fast. Why do you think mercury is bad when played around with you hands? It gets absorbed throught the skin so fast that when you shower, you get more copper, chlorine, etc... than if you drink the water.


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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:23 PM

50 milligrams is a rather large dose of zinc. As an experiment, I once dissolved a 50 mg zinc gluconate tablet in a cup of green tea and drank it on an empty stomach. After a few minutes, I felt slightly nauseated. I didn't want to heave, so I quickly ate a bowl of oatmeal, after which I felt better. I now take one 10 mg zinc gluconate tabet a day, and I don't worry about mineral imbalance, because 10 mg is a low dose, and my diet includes foods rich in other minerals.


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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:30 PM

He was suggesting not to take copper when the guy is taking 50mg of zinc.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:20 AM

Because you don't need to. A simple test is to look at you're nipples(aerolas). If they're brown you need copper if they're not than you're fine. Again, if you bathe you get enough copper.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(blackbirdbeatle @ Nov 30 2004, 11:20 PM)
Because you don't need to. A simple test is to look at you're nipples(aerolas). If they're brown you need copper if they're not than you're fine. Again, if you bathe you get enough copper.

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I am black and I have black nipples. Help!! sad.gif
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On Zinc and Mino,
Antibiotics are bad so it's not saying zinc is bad as well.
It leads to kidney and liver damage. Go google it yourself kayyy? eusa_hand.gif

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE(Andrei @ Nov 30 2004, 07:04 PM)
What are you taking it for anyway, Jason? Red marks?

Zinc is said to help fade red marks, specifically.

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yea basically. they take forever to fade sometimes..

and yea i was thinking 50 mg's might be too much, but i bought the bottle, so i dont want to waste them. I don't know if the zinc was causing me the problems though, as other people around my campus have reported that they feel sick as well, so there might be a bug or something else here as well.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:57 PM

For Red Marks

user posted image
Something with licorice is faster than hydroquinone, kojic acid, etc.. this was a study made some time I think
It helped me fade red marks faster, the marks lightened up after 2 weeks and like a month it was gone.

Try a licorice blemish fading agent like,
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http://www.drugstore...andFilter=31096

or
http://www.godivaski...61&cat=7&page=2

I recommend the latter because it has higher licorice content
keywords: derma e, red marks, zinc, godiva, hyperpigmentation

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