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Zinc, weight loss and testosterone [closed]

What would be the effect of adding zinc rich diet on a teenager's testosterone levels who is already at the low end? Minimum and maximum increase in the levels? Also, is it necessary to add the zinc ...
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Why are supplement pills supposed to be taken “with food”?

I have vitamin tablets of various kinds. "Supplements". They often (but not always) say on the bottle that they are to be taken once a day with a meal. That is, you have to wait until you eat and only ...
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Why does one zinc pill contain 250% (25 mg) of the DRI?

I have a bottle of zinc pills. They each contain 25 mg zinc. This is said right on the bottle to be 250% of the DRI for zinc. Why doesn't each pill contain 10 mg, which would be 100% of the DRI? Why ...
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How much zinc per day is “too much”? [closed]

I've felt extremely "down" physically for a long time, culminating recently. Therefore, after hearing and reading that zinc allegedly fixes most of my specific issues, I have bought this bottle of "...
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Why can't one overdose on zinc by eating zinc-rich food such as oysters?

I've come across the following statement: Although some foods contain zinc well above the UL of 40 mg per day, no cases of zinc poisoning from naturally occurring zinc in food have been reported. ...
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Can zinc (over)supplementation cause hypocalcemia?

From Wikipedia's article on hypocalcemia (version dated 27 Nov 2018): Causes: ... Excessive dietary zinc, as with supplementation (causes rapid hypocalcemia) I googled but found no studies ...
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Can gynecomastia breast tissues be dissolved?

If one takes zinc and vitamin D then the T levels increase. So oestrogen must decrease and thus gynecomastia goes away. But this site says that the breast tissues can never be dissolved even if the ...
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How long is zinc sun block effective?

I am using "Eucerin Daily Protection, face lotion SPF 30" with zinc. The label says it is effective for 24 hours of moisturization. But does not say how long the SPF is good for. I realize that zinc ...
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What happens when you take a whole monthly dose of zinc just once per month?

When it comes to Vitamin D3 supplementation there are studies that give a patient a big dose of 50,000 UI once per month. What happens when I take a similar approach to supplementing zinc? Are there ...
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Do we know of any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that cause an increase in appetite?

I know that people who lack Zinc tend to have less appetite. In contrast: have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that cause an increase in appetite been found in the seemingly-objective scientific ...
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What evidence does magnesium, zinc & melatonin help you sleep?

So I have read doctors/nurse practitioner have prescribed Zinc, Magnesium and Melatonin for sleep problems. Is there evidence of this and where?
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What's the optimal dosage of zinc within 24 hours of onset of cold symptoms?

A cochrane review suggested that taking zinc within onset of cold symptoms is effective at lingering the common cold. What's the optimal dosage?
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Maximum safe dosage of zinc for 4-6 weeks

After refractive surgery, the doctor suggested taking 1000mg of vitamin C daily to help minimize scarring. When I went to pick up the vitamins, I also noticed that there was a supplement claiming to ...