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    Can you gain strength with taking zinc ? because after i had been taking zinc
    for a while i found that i had much more strength than before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMiuX
    Can you gain strength with taking zinc ? because after i had been taking zinc
    for a while i found that i had much more strength than before.
    I am a great believer in Zinc supplementation, and think it is very important mineral for people who weight training and bodybuilding.

    A percentage of testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme 5a-reductase, (DHT has been shown to cause prostrate cancer, baldness, acne) studies have been done to determine the inhibition of 5a-reductase activity by zinc. it was found that Zinc at a dose of 15mg completely inhibited 5a-reductase activity. The addition of vitamin B-6 potentiated the effect of zinc and resulted in a two-fold increase in the inhibition of 5a-reductase.

    Zinc deficient groups also have lower testosterone levels and has been shown to cause a 57% increase in estrogen receptors (not good unless you want "man boobs" :-(

    Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in every cell in our body. It stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes. It plays a variety of biological roles in the body including catalytic, structural, and regulatory roles. It is required to heal injuries, to maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, synthesise protein, maintain health vision, support immune function, and protect the body against the oxidative effects of free radicals.


    Supplemental zinc comes in many different types and forms. These include zinc gluconate, zinc oxide, zinc aspartate, zinc picolinate, zinc citrate, zinc monomethionine, and zinc histidine. Zinc supplements are available on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other supplement products. A normal dose of zinc is about 15 milligrams (as elemental zinc) per day. A good researched supplement on the market today is ZMA. ZMA is a proprietary zinc and magnesium supplement containing zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B-6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
    I am a great believer in Zinc supplementation, and think it is very important mineral for people who weight training and bodybuilding.

    A percentage of testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme 5a-reductase, (DHT has been shown to cause prostrate cancer, baldness, acne) studies have been done to determine the inhibition of 5a-reductase activity by zinc. it was found that Zinc at a dose of 15mg completely inhibited 5a-reductase activity. The addition of vitamin B-6 potentiated the effect of zinc and resulted in a two-fold increase in the inhibition of 5a-reductase.

    Zinc deficient groups also have lower testosterone levels and has been shown to cause a 57% increase in estrogen receptors (not good unless you want "man boobs" :-(

    Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in every cell in our body. It stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes. It plays a variety of biological roles in the body including catalytic, structural, and regulatory roles. It is required to heal injuries, to maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, synthesise protein, maintain health vision, support immune function, and protect the body against the oxidative effects of free radicals.


    Supplemental zinc comes in many different types and forms. These include zinc gluconate, zinc oxide, zinc aspartate, zinc picolinate, zinc citrate, zinc monomethionine, and zinc histidine. Zinc supplements are available on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other supplement products. A normal dose of zinc is about 15 milligrams (as elemental zinc) per day. A good researched supplement on the market today is ZMA. ZMA is a proprietary zinc and magnesium supplement containing zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B-6.
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    What natural foods have zinc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
    I am a great believer in Zinc supplementation, and think it is very important mineral for people who weight training and bodybuilding.

    A percentage of testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme 5a-reductase, (DHT has been shown to cause prostrate cancer, baldness, acne) studies have been done to determine the inhibition of 5a-reductase activity by zinc. it was found that Zinc at a dose of 15mg completely inhibited 5a-reductase activity. The addition of vitamin B-6 potentiated the effect of zinc and resulted in a two-fold increase in the inhibition of 5a-reductase.

    Zinc deficient groups also have lower testosterone levels and has been shown to cause a 57% increase in estrogen receptors (not good unless you want "man boobs" :-(

    Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in every cell in our body. It stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes. It plays a variety of biological roles in the body including catalytic, structural, and regulatory roles. It is required to heal injuries, to maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, synthesise protein, maintain health vision, support immune function, and protect the body against the oxidative effects of free radicals.


    Supplemental zinc comes in many different types and forms. These include zinc gluconate, zinc oxide, zinc aspartate, zinc picolinate, zinc citrate, zinc monomethionine, and zinc histidine. Zinc supplements are available on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other supplement products. A normal dose of zinc is about 15 milligrams (as elemental zinc) per day. A good researched supplement on the market today is ZMA. ZMA is a proprietary zinc and magnesium supplement containing zinc monomethionine aspartate, magnesium aspartate and vitamin B-6.
    Excellent post!

    It's interesting that zinc keeps testosterone levels up.

    I take two vitamin pills daily:

    - A high potency multivitamin and mineral supplement
    - A zinc supplement containing Zinc gluconate, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssslayer
    What natural foods have zinc?
    Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the diet.

    Other good food sources include:

    beans
    nuts
    seafood
    whole grains
    fortified breakfast cereals
    dairy products

    Zinc absorption is greater from a diet high in animal protein than a diet rich in plant proteins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tadolfi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
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    Should zinc supplements be cycled? I was told this. One month of once a day, then one month of none.

 

 

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