Zinc



Overall rating: 4.2 / 5
(based on 401 reviews)

Recommended by 89% of visitors

Average price: $6.99



Most helpful review

By Katerina, Macedona, Tetovo on 01/09/2013

I take chelated zinc gluconate 25mg and I have noticed less oily skin after one week of first taking. After 3 months my face was completly clear. I was taking in the past 2 cycles of Roaccutane and the results were very good but after one year the problem has come again. I was looking for a solution of taking something which is not dangerous for a long time. First time I have read about zinc on this site. Most of reviews were very good and decided to give a try. I am very satisfied and recommend to everone to give a chance to zinc..

Pros:
  • Clears acne
  • The skin becomes less oily
Cons:
  • When I have started I had to take zinc after taking food but now is not a problem to take it in the evening on an empty stomach.

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Member reviews

         
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The bottom line is that this product is in no way a cure for acne. I think at best it is something to be incorporated into a topical regimen in order to give it a little extra push. Purchase with caution. Oh, and bring a barf bag for the nausea that is sure to come.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Breakouts heal/go down faster
  • Better immune system

Cons

  • Horrible nausea (even when taken with meals)
  • No significant changes in frequency of breakouts
  • moderate
  • for about a year
  • $ 3.5
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I have suffered from acne for a few years and recently it has gotten slightly better, but nothing drastic. Acne.org pointed me in the direction of zinc (Source Naturals Optizinc Zinc Monomethionine 30mg), so I gave it a try in combination with vitamin D3 (Now Foods Vitamin D3). These two supplements have eliminated the final stragglers on my face. Redness has reduced and my oil production has decreased significantly. My face is finally smooth and I honestly believe zinc made the difference.

Pros

  • Cleared up acne in a week.
  • Reduces redness.
  • Reduces oil.

Cons

  • None.
  • moderately severe
  • for about a week
  • $ 6
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I take chelated zinc gluconate 25mg and I have noticed less oily skin after one week of first taking. After 3 months my face was completly clear. I was taking in the past 2 cycles of Roaccutane and the results were very good but after one year the problem has come again. I was looking for a solution of taking something which is not dangerous for a long time. First time I have read about zinc on this site. Most of reviews were very good and decided to give a try. I am very satisfied and recommend to everone to give a chance to zinc.

Pros

  • Clears acne
  • The skin becomes less oily

Cons

  • When I have started I had to take zinc after taking food but now is not a problem to take it in the evening on an empty stomach.
  • moderately severe
  • for more than a year
  • $ 6.5
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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For those going above the recommended daily dosage, the University of Maryland Medical Center found that taking more than 100 mg of supplemental zinc daily OR taking supplemental zinc for 10 years or more doubles the risk of developing prostate cancer. There is also concern that taking large amounts of a multivitamin plus a separate zinc supplement increases the chances of dying from prostate cancer. For these reasons, talk to your doctor before taking zinc.





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i take 45 mg of zinc methionine a day. i take 60mg one day and 30mg the next. i had terrible acne. this is the only thing that works for me that i have tried. you must use this. this cleared me in one week. i used to use zinc chelated but it didn't completely clear although i saw a huge improvement. i highly recomend the br@nd called solaray zinc. it has 20mg of vitamin b6 in it as well and thats the brand that has cleared me in 1 week. also take a small amount of copper with your zinc or else you could get copper deficient and that would be a very bad. zinc works so well that i wish i had known about it many years ago! this stuff is better and more effective than any crappy drug or antibiotic. antibiotics will ruin you. they will be the death of you. you must use zinc methionine. it truly clears you acne! buy the solaray brand. its only 6 dollars on amazon and clears acne. thank me now! good luck my friend.

Pros

  • clears acne
  • must use zinc methionine

Cons

  • don't take too much
  • moderately severe
  • for a few months
  • $ 6
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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Zinc is an amazing and effective treatment for acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance.

I have run the literal racket concerning various acne treatments ( proactiv, benzoyl peroxide, epiduo, minocycline, coconut oil, salicylic acid, carley's clean and clear, apple cider vinegar, etc, etc, ad nauseum ).

Here is the problem with all of the above; they attempt to treat the symptom of a bigger problem ( in most cases ).

Topicals don't work for many people because the problem isn't a superficial one, but rather an internal imbalance.

I stumbled upon Zinc when I began to realize that to treat my acne, I needed to find the root cause of the problem; and for me, all the signs pointed to a hormonal imbalance, poor diet ( high in sugar ), and a deficiency in Zinc.

Every sufferer of acne has some form of Zinc deficiency, some greater or lesser than others. An easy way to tell if you might be Zinc deficient is to check your nails for white spots; this is a hallmark sign that you could be running low on Zinc.

I have been on Zinc ( 30 mg a day ) for about two weeks now and the results are rather striking.

Gone are the deep, painful nodules. My chin acne has all but completely vanished, and my jawline and neck are improving all the same. Diet ( especially sugar ) has caused havoc with my skin, but with Zinc, even when I give in and have a sugary treat, I don't seem to break out at all, and if I do, it is a small, superficial bump; not a cyst.

I have noticed some people complain that they were taking the recommended dose but that they didn't see any results.

It is important to note that you have to take 30 mg of ELEMENTAL Zinc.

This can get tricky because Zinc Gluconate 50 mg, only contains 7 mg of actual, elemental Zinc.

In order to get the effective dosage you need to take 200 mg of Zinc Gluconate to get the 30 mg of elemental Zinc.

If you suffer from hormonal acne, or acne connected

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Safe (Correct Dose)
  • Easy
  • Non-Topical
  • Works Quickly
  • No/Limited Side Effects

Cons

  • Possible Nausea
  • moderately severe
  • for a few weeks
  • $ 10
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I take one or two 15mg supplements of zinc at bedtime. I take iron supplements and my other vitamins in the morning. I have moderately severe acne on my face, and although I found zinc to make my skin softer, it didn't seem to help the acne on my face or sides of shoulders. However, it has done WONDERS for my back. I have had moderatly severe bacne for six years now. After taking zinc for three weeks the change is unbelievable. My back is 99% clear, the hyperpigmentation has faded significantly and today (after a light application of body makeup) I wore a backless dress for the first time in....years. After only three weeks, I'm absolutely floored. I didn't think a change that drastic was possible. I did absolutely nothing else differently, and applied no products to my back during this time. I feel my confidence beginning to come back slowly, even though my face has a long way to go. I believe zinc is helping my skin all over, it just needs more time to help my face. I'll definitely continue using it, and I'd recommend trying it to anyone suffering from body acne aswell. :)

Pros

  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Cleared my severe back acne in three weeks.

Cons

  • Needs to be taken with food
  • Can cause an iron deficiency.
  • Zinc blocks the bodies absorption of other vitamins and nutrients, so it needs to be taken seperately from other supplements.
  • moderately severe
  • for about a month
  • $ 6
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I have been suffering from moderate acne since 12 years, have been once on accutane which cleared my skin for 5 years and then relapsed again, was reluctant to take it again given the side effects hence tried various homeopathic and holistic remedies but none have worked as well as zinc, it's amazing for the skin and acne, took it for 2 weeks and my skin had never looked so well, started with 50 mg zinc gluconate from Solar then reduced it to 25 mg (splitting the tablet in two), however I started getting unexplained fever, flu like symptoms and pulsating headaches, was sleepy all the time, I figured out that since I added zinc in my regime, that could be causing it. Hence I had to stop taking it. Pls be aware of overdosing on it and its severe side effects, it'd rather live with acne.

Pros

  • Works wonders!!
  • Glowing skin
  • Reduced scaring

Cons

  • Pulsating headaches
  • Fever
  • Dizziness and terribly sleepy
  • Fatigue
  • moderate
  • for a few weeks
  • $ 30
  • I do not recommend using this product/treatment.





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Taking Zinc Picolinate for better absorption. I've been taking it for a month now and my cystic acne are all gone. Amazing! Although my face hasn't cleared yet, I find it smoother now. People around me noticed too. There are only small acne left, and I don't know why they keep coming back, and sometimes disappear. My cystic acne also comes back when I stop taking it for 3 days, probably because of my pcos, and my face gets oily. It also brightened my skin. People actually though I'm using glutathione for skin whitening. I guess zinc just made my skin healthier and glowing thus the whitening effect. I just wish I found out about it sooner.

Pros

  • Glowing and brighter skin
  • Smooth and supple skin
  • Acne almost gone now

Cons

  • Have to be taken with food. I wish I can take it without food so I can take it anytime of the day, not just when I'm full
  • Causes headache when taken more than 50mg (at least for me)
  • Cystic acne will flare up if I don't take it for 3 days
  • moderately severe
  • for about a month
  • $ 5
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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So basically this is really good and has helped me when my face needed an extra boost internally to help kill bad bacteria. I saw significant results when i took them. Just be very sure to take with food. So once,i had gotten my acne under control i stopped taking them and my acne hasnt returned so it really doest boost your immune system pretty well. Also i might add for those of you who have hormone related acne zinc actually raises testosterone so just be cautious because it can throw your hormones out of balance if you take too much.

Pros

  • Clears acne if your immune system is really low
  • Cheap too
  • Easy to take

Cons

  • Make sure you eat with food
  • moderate
  • $ 3
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.