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In Topic: I beg all of you to try Zinc + Chromium

12 October 2005 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(Worstontheteam @ Oct 8 2005, 12:46 AM) View Post

Okeydoke did this do anything for your redmarks? Hmm...I guess if ya want I could show you a picture of mine. smile.gif

Thanks. (I have some because of BP use..ugh) they've been here 8-10 months wink.gif

As of right now I'm not sure. My redmarks have continued to improve over the months but I can't be certain that it's the supplements or just natural healing. As a progress report my skin remains clear which is very encouraging. After several weeks at 100 mg zinc, I've reduced the dosage to 50 mg. Hopefully the brilliant results will continue. I'd like to know if anyone has started taking the zinc and chromium and seen results.  If so please reply.

I'd also like to say that taking zinc at 100 mg is safe for short periods of time. If your just starting it may be beneficial to start at the higher dose and then after a few weeks slowly decrease the dose. I've asked my pharmacist about taking zinc and chromium at the levels I've described and he said that it should be fine as long as I'm aware of the risks, specifically the copper deficiency related to the zinc.

In Topic: I beg all of you to try Zinc + Chromium

07 October 2005 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE(Worstontheteam @ Oct 7 2005, 05:55 PM)
Well, I would do your research by this, If anyone says "This worked for me" check their previous posts, in this case go to confession's first post, in which he says "I got clear from eating vegetables" post date was August 1st.

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I talked about that in my post. I'm not disregarding my previous post on vegetables, I'm saying that these supplements replace and work just as well as the vegetables.

In Topic: I beg all of you to try Zinc + Chromium

07 October 2005 - 01:42 AM

"One study reported that participants taking 30 mg of zinc daily had a clearer complexion after two months than participants taking a placebo, at least according to the evaluating physicians. In a separate study, zinc performed as well as the standard acne antibiotic, tetracycline."

Counter-point: "Not all studies have found zinc to be beneficial for acne, however."


In Topic: I beg all of you to try Zinc + Chromium

07 October 2005 - 01:32 AM

I should clarify the dosage.

50 mg zinc x 2
200 mcg chromium gtf x 4

You should attempt to spread out the dosage in order to maximize the absorption.

50 mg and 200 mcg are common USP values in the U.S.

In Topic: I beg all of you to try Zinc + Chromium

07 October 2005 - 01:21 AM

QUOTE(janeir36 @ Oct 7 2005, 07:04 AM)
yeah, 15mg zinc is what you will typically find.  Those are really high numbers.  Are they healthy?  I also used to take a Chromium supplement.  That one was 200 mcgs!

I had to stop, though.  I was taking them along with like 6 other vitamins / minerals and a multi, after a while they just started to hurt my stomach each time I would take them... sad.gif

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Most supplement manufactors advise you to take mineral and vitamin supplements after a meal if they tend to upset your stomach. But with all those supplements your taking.... i don't know.  shock.gif   just zinc and chromium are what you need to control acne though.