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Zinc deficiency and clinical practice–validity of zinc preparations.

Zinc is an essential trace element and serves as the active center of approximately 300 enzymes. Therefore, zinc deficiency may be associated with a variety of clinical features such as hypogeusia, hyposmia, growth retardation, dermatitis, alopecia, gonadal hypofunction, abnormal pregnancy, susceptibility to infections, delayed wound healing, impaired glucose tolerance, and increased carcinogenesis.

Zinc deficiency was reported to be on the increase in the Nagano Study conducted from 2003 to 2005.

Zinc therapy is classified into two categories, zinc-supplementary and -specific treatments.

Ordinarily, zinc-supplementary therapy is carried out for the symptoms and diseases caused by zinc deficiency.

On the other hand, zinc-specific therapy is applied to obtain copper- and iron-chelating, antifibrotic, and antidiabetic effects.

The availability of zinc-specific therapy is now confirmed in humans and animals. Hereafter, the safety of zinc therapy needs to be examined further.

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http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/yakushi/128/3/333/_pdf

» Zinc deficiency and clinical practice–validity of zinc
» preparations.

»
» Zinc is an essential trace element and serves as the active center of
» approximately 300 enzymes. Therefore, zinc deficiency may be associated
» with a variety of clinical features such as hypogeusia, hyposmia, growth
» retardation, dermatitis, alopecia, gonadal hypofunction, abnormal
» pregnancy, susceptibility to infections, delayed wound healing, impaired
» glucose tolerance, and increased carcinogenesis.
»
» Zinc deficiency was reported to be on the increase in the Nagano Study
» conducted from 2003 to 2005.
»
» Zinc therapy is classified into two categories, zinc-supplementary and
» -specific treatments.
»
» Ordinarily, zinc-supplementary therapy is carried out for the symptoms and
» diseases caused by zinc deficiency.
»
» On the other hand, zinc-specific therapy is applied to obtain copper- and
» iron-chelating, antifibrotic, and antidiabetic effects.
»
» The availability of zinc-specific therapy is now confirmed in humans and
» animals. Hereafter, the safety of zinc therapy needs to be examined
» further.
»
» Full text in the following link -
» http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/yakushi/128/3/333/_pdf

Zinc also helps with DHT.

Regards
Pete

» Zinc also helps with DHT.
»
» Regards
» Pete

Very disputable. In the list above, we may read: “gonadal hypofunction”. The antihairloss path that zinc uses remains unclear. I doubt it has anything to do with DHT inhibition. As a matter of fact, zinc is recommended in gyno cases, which would rather go against the antiDHT hypothesis.

» » Zinc also helps with DHT.
» »
» » Regards
» » Pete
»
» Very disputable. In the list above, we may read: “gonadal hypofunction”.
» The antihairloss path that zinc uses remains unclear. I doubt it has
» anything to do with DHT inhibition. As a matter of fact, zinc is
» recommended in gyno cases, which would rather go against the antiDHT
» hypothesis.

i took super chalated mega minerals for 20 yrs with loads of every mineral, my dht accumulated to a point where it was critical
then i added saw palmetto in 1999 and it made a huge difference

i would not classify zinc as a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor…or dht blocker in other words…based on my own personal experience of taking a very good zinc supplement almost daily…if it does reduce DHT it is a very minimal effect not worth mentioning, and certainly not noticeable

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