- Zincum metallicum (homeopatic) helps zinc to get into the cells
- Try different kinds of zinc chelates or zinc picolinate
- Try zinc lozenges, I like the ones from Nature’s Way. If you suck them slowly, they get absorbed through the mucous membranes.
- Take some kind of acid with your zinc
- Vitamin C (helps with the absorption of zinc)
- Make sure your B6 status is well:
And if your B6 is very low, you will find it hard to take zinc. Zinc will make you feel nauseated, bloated or uncomfortable.
Vitamin B6 is the vitamin that helps to absorb zinc better, and large amounts of it (along with the rest of the B complex) usually solves all PMS problems. See my web page on PMS for more info on that).
- Have some patience. It takes weeks to months to get sufficient in zinc once you’re really badly deficient.
You have to be a bit careful supplementing high levels of zinc, because you can get zinc toxicity. Use the taste test to see how sufficient you are.
This site provides extensive information on zinc: http://drlwilson.com/Articles/ZINC.htm
- functions of zinc and deficiency symptoms
- sources of zinc and a worldwide zinc deficiency
- identifying zinc deficiency
- zinc assessment and supplementation in nutritional balancing science
- relationships to other minerals
- The gastrointestinal tract may be one of the first target areas where zinc insufficiency may be manifested.
- Insufficient protein intake may often be the cause of zinc deficiency
- In zinc deficiency, the organism is more susceptible to toxin-producing bacteria or enteroviral pathogens, producing diarrhea and diminishing absorption of nutrients, thus exacerbating an already compromised mineral status.
- Zinc deficiency may impair the absorption of water and electrolytes.
You can download the full text from the site or here.
Switch from aluminum filled deodorant to zinc oxide
Don’t sweat it
Q: As you know, the chief exposure to aluminum for many folks is their daily dose of deodorant, soaking that aluminum through your skin all day. But trying to find a deodorant that works but contains no aluminum is quite a challenge.
Here’s the answer: zinc oxide ointment. Rub it on generously before bed and then wash it off in the morning. I don’t know why it works better this way, but it does. That will be the last time you use it for three to fourteen days, depending on how much sweating you do. And a three-ounce tube costs less than $2.00.
Dr. Wright: Thank you for apparently discovering a new use for this old standby, ordinarily used for baby’s bottoms, and as a very effective–although cosmetically interesting–sunblock. What you describe makes logical sense, as topically applied zinc is a well-known germkiller, eliminating most microorganisms on contact. Since you e-mailed this tip to us I have tried it myself, and it works for me, too!
Of course while killing germs and eliminating odor, zinc oxide does not impair the natural detoxification process of sweating. Unfortunately (or not) there’s as yet nothing safe and natural in general use that will do that. But eliminating odor is excellent, and besides, you’re probably getting a small zinc supplement with every application, too!
Recipe to make your own deodorant with zinc oxide as its main ingredient: http://curious-soapmaker.com/natural-cream-deodorant-that-really_6.html. There’s also info on this page about sweat in general.
Most of the studies describing the really bad (i.e. crossing cell membranes and binding to DNA) properties of nanoparticles are for particles well under 100nm, usually under 50nm.
Many people don’t know but zinc oxide is the same thing the dentist use to make temp fillings. you mix a small amount with 100% pure clove oil. Mix until you have a playdough or clay like consistency, roll into a ball and push into cavity works awesome for lost fillings.
(Wikipedia zinc oxide): Zinc oxide can react violently with aluminium and magnesium powders, with chlorinated rubber and linseed oil on heating causing fire and explosion hazard.
- Zinc picolinate: http://www.ebay.nl/itm/ZINC-PICOLINATE-POWDER-150g-Reproductive-Health-Antioxidant-Immune-System-/251509446817?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Vitamins_Supplements&hash=item3a8f2198a1&_uhb=1
- Zinc oxide for cosmetics:
- I can’t buy it from these, because they don’t ship to Holland. Zinc oxide for cosmetics: