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Old 06-19-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Question Zinc and appetite

I have recently started taking a zinc supplement (with B6 and Magnesium included), to help with bad skin, dandruff, psoriasis and immune system as I have all those plus cold/flu. It supposedly helps for alot of other things I have problems with, such as low blood sugar, concentration, etc.

I've heard contradicting information about its effect on appetite though. Apparantly its used to increase appetite in those needing to gain weight, but other sites say it is used to regulate appetite and aid in weightloss.

I've had the sore stomach/nausea which is common with zinc sulfate, and I'm hoping that will go away, but I also have been eating more I think. I definitely don't need or want to gain weight, so I was wondering how I can tell if my hunger is real, or if its induced by the zinc??

 
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Re: Zinc and appetite

I know if the body is dehydrated you can get a hunger feeling, try to increase your water intake by one cup, only add a cup a week so your body can get used to it. When I started drinking more water I really had to get used to it coz I didn't drink much, I had to keep track of how much I drank a day then only increase by a cup a week or so, you need to be getting rid of what you take in daily this tells you that your body is getting used to how much your drinking in a day.

 
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