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Old 01-09-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
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zinc, good for acne?

hi! has anyone here tried zinc to cure their acne? i've read that supplementing with zinc can really improve an existing acne condition. if someone has any info, like what brand is good and how much to take, i'd really appreciate it. thanks!

 
Old 01-09-2006, 02:14 AM   #2
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Talking Re: zinc, good for acne?

hi, I dont think zinc is as good for acne as some people might say, I have took zinc in the past and didnt really notice an improvement. I think you might be better of eating zinc in you're diet, I think olives are meant to contain zinc if I remeber correctly you would probally be bettter off eating olives every day...

i have a table spoon full of olive every day and eat a few pieces of dark coclate as it contains iron and vitamin E, I would recomend natural foods rather than expensive rip of vitamian pills personally


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Old 01-09-2006, 02:21 AM   #3
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

some foods are devoid of vitamins & minerals because most foods are not organic anymore. plants depend on the soil they grow from, and sometimes they even put pesticides on these plants.

so since im really not sure about what i eat... i was thinking supplementing might be best.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

i have heard of people using diaper rash cream (40% zinc oxide) on their skin to treat and prevent breakouts. some people swear by it, although i have never tried it. i'm curious about it, but the diaper rash cream i have at home for my daughter contains only 13% so i dont know if it would be effective.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

I supplement Zinc with Nature Valley tablets. It's not a godsend or anything, but it does make zits clear up faster and has stopped me from getting most of the huge cysts that I used to get every once in a while. Now I mainly get small whiteheads.

 
Old 01-10-2006, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

I have found zinc to help with cysts as well. When my skin is in bad shape, I'll take at least 50mg/day. Otherwise, I take 30mg/a few days a week.

 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:43 AM   #7
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

is it safe to take zinc tablets everyday?

 
Old 01-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #8
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

I would assume taking the recommened dose is safe. I take 20 mg a day. According to a pill book I have taking over 90 mg a day could cause amenia, reduced hld cholesterol and a lower functioning immune system.

 
Old 01-11-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

so 50mg a day should be fine? what form of zinc do you guys use? zinc monothionine (im not sure of the spelling). most forms i've seen are zinc chelate...

 
Old 01-12-2006, 04:24 PM   #10
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Re: zinc, good for acne?

I can't remember the brand name right now, but I buy at the drug store for a few bucks, really cheap, nothing fancy. Also, always take it with food.

 
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