Some estimate that as much
Some estimate that as much as 15% of the US population may be zinc deficient.
In particular, those on raw food diets, which are lower in zinc than the USDA's RDA for the mineral, and those eating cooked vegan diets based around grains and legumes, are often particularly worried about deficiency.
If you're concerned that you may be zinc deficient, you can do a simple test at home to help you find out.
I tell you how to do it in this video.
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I opened a zinc capsule and put some of the powder on my tongue. It didn't taste like anything at first but then gradually got bitter. Is it supposed to taste bitter... is that to the taste you mean?
White spots can be a sign of vitamin D lack as well ;)
Love it! Cheap and accessible.
When I went to a doc to have my iron, cholesterol & zinc level tasted, she told me they don't test zinc. Oh, well. Where this liquid zinc be purchased? Thank you
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Top 5 Zinc Deficiency Causes and Symptoms - Dr. J Live Q & A
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Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a big role in helping your immune system stay on the defense, your wounds heal, breaks down carbs and helps digestion, plays a role in sex hormones, can affect your thyroid, and is beneficial to skin and your hair, to name a few. Dr. J is diving in with us on what can cause Zinc deficiency and what the symptoms might look like.
The body needs 10-20mg of Zinc a day, some people may take more if they want to boost their immune system, help the gut digest, are exercising more, etc. Symptoms of low Zinc are white spots on the nails, hair loss, not as alert, and/or reduced sense of taste or smell. Causes of zinc deficiency range from low stomach acid, h.pylori and other gut infections, extreme adrenal stress, PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs to poor diet, or too much sugar and alcohol. Foods to help increase Zinc are the most high-quality animal products, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and beans. Stay for the live Q & A at the end, Dr. J is one of very few who answer your questions live, on the spot!
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What do you think of zinc (L – optizinc) as zinc L methionine sulfate 15 mg with 1 mg of copper as gluconate?
Please can you do a video on pancreatitis
Why is it when I take zinc I have to take it on a full stomach or else I get really sick to where I will vomit and feel very sick.
Zinc is wonderful. But doesn’t it lower your iron levels? What do you do if your low on iron/ferritin. What is the best way to supplement so make sure that all the vitamins are balanced? They both are very important.
Can you and Evan do an episode on what you would do if you got shingles?