Zinc

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Men tend to lose zinc more often than women, due to it being expelled via sperm during ejaculation. Consuming foods that are rich in zinc is advisable to men because it helps to maintain a healthy prostate and reproductive health. This isn’t to say that zinc is not integral to the health of the female body, because zinc is a natural beauty element. It works with calcium, biotin, sulfur, and silica to keep the skin looking youthful.

Uses of Zinc

Zinc comes in four types:

  • Zinc acetate
  • Zinc oxide
  • Zinc permanganate
  • Zinc stearate

They are all inorganic and pharmaceutical grades of Zinc. Some of the uses of this element include:

  • Styptic
  • Astringent
  • Water-repellent
  • Protective steel coating

Zinc also has many functions inside the body. It is essential for:

  • Male prostate health
  • Female uterine health
  • Protein synthesis
  • Oil gland activity
  • Healthy immune system
  • Wound healing
  • Accurate sense of taste and smell
  • Prevention of free radical formation
  • Maintains proper levels of Vitamin E

It is best for humans to consume organic natural zinc, which exists in many food sources. If you want to learn more about the best plant-based sources of zinc, click here. The article is rife with information about the importance of this trace element. Should you be looking for a natural supplement to help increase your zinc intake, consider our zinc formula, which can be viewed here.

Deficiency in Zinc

A deficiency of this important trace element can result in many ailments. Zinc is essential to our bodies and without it, they can begin to develop some of the following symptoms:

  • Brittle nails
  • Male prostate gland disorders
  • Acne
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Delayed sexual maturation in infants
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Impaired night vision
  • Male impotence
  • Female infertility
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Slow wound healing
  • Impaired memory function

Natural Sources of Zinc

Many foods contain high levels of zinc. When purchasing these foods, make sure they are organic whenever possible.

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Lima beans
  • Pecans
  • Mushrooms
  • Whole grains

Herbs also can be great sources of zinc. Some beneficial herbs include:

  • Cocculus Root
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Chickweed
  • Alfalfa
  • Kelp
  • Dulse
  • Fennel Seed
  • Dandelion
  • Nettle
  • Parsley
  • Hops
  • Milk Thistle
  • Blue-Green algae
  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella
  • Wild Yam

 

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Related Questions

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    Q: I have been told that zinc is bad for the prostate. But your prostate formula contains zinc. Please enlighten me on this topic.

    A:

    Unfortunately, you were misinformed about zinc! The prostate gland is chiefly comprised of zinc and is therefore highly needed for prostate health. Please read our "Male Prostate Health" article on our site under "Articles."

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    Q: In one of your articles I read on re-building the male reproductive system, you mentioned that a combination of monoatomic gold, MSM sulfur, Zinc, Jackrabbit herbs and others can be used in concert (along with balanced intentions) to do so. I just noticed you have Khemetian Gold. Can this be used in substitute of Monoatomic? Thanks. I love the information; I am learning a great deal and will soon order some things.

    A:

    KHEMETIAN GOLD is NOT mono-atomic gold (MAG). Read the ingredients of the product and you will see it does not contain mono-atomic gold but humic and fulvic acid, different substances altogether from MAG. Therefore, Beloved, I wouldn't suggest a substitution. Glad you enjoy all the information! Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.com!

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    Q: I am taking more than 20-30 herbal supplements a day and am wondering if it's okay to mix or take all of them at the same time. Here's an example of some I am taking: Burdock, Yellow Dock, Sarsaparilla, Kelp, Licorice Root, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, 50 Chlorella tablets 200mg, 10 500mg Spirulina capsules elderberry, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin e, gotu kola, american ginseng guarana, dong quai, guggulipid, red yeast rice, hoodia, dandelion, cod liver oil, neptune krill oil, acai, psyllium husks, apple pectin, oat bran chromium picolinate, wormwood, damiana, st johns wort, 5-htp and pycnogenol not to mention others. They are mostly in gelatin capsules. I am concerned that too much gelatin is bad for me too!

    A:

    You are overloading your body! Spread those supplements out throughout your day. Take 6 of them at a time every 3 hours or so. This is best for your body!

    For example:
    7 a.m.
    Burdock
    Yellow Dock
    Sarsaparilla
    Kelp
    Licorice Root
    Oregon Grape Root
    10 a.m.
    Red Clover
    Zinc
    Copper
    Selenium
    Calcium
    Magnesium


    1 p.m.
    50 Chlorella tablets 200mg
    10 500mg Spirulina capsules
    elderberry
    echinacea
    goldenseal
    vitamin e


    4 p.m.
    gotu kola
    american ginseng
    guarana
    dong quai
    guggulipid
    red yeast rice


    7 p.m.
    dandelion
    cod liver oil
    neptune krill oil
    acai
    psyllium husks
    Before bedtime
    apple pectin
    oat bran
    chromium picolinate
    wormwood
    damiana
    st johns wort
    5-htp
    pycnogenol


    We do not reccomend Gelatin capsules. Gelatin capsules are hard to digest in the body, which is why we offer vegetarian capsules.

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    Q: I am trying to find an all-organic multi-vitamin to replace the vitamin I?m currently taking. Does your multi-vitamins and minerals include Vitamins A, all B's, D, E, K, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and potassium? Should any of your other formulas be taking along with it?

    A:

    Our Multi-Vitamins and Minerals includes all the nutrients you named below. You may take this formula with other Dherbs formulas.

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    Q: I have had gastric by-pass surgery almost 5 yrs ago and take many nutritional supplements (iron, calcium, vitamins D, C, E, B-complex, zinc). Should I discontinue these while on the 20 day Full Body Cleanse?

    A:

    Yes, the Full Body Cleanse formulas contain an abundant amount of naturall occurring vitamins and nutrients. You should discontinue any intake of supplements while cleansing.

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    Q: I ordered the MULTI-VITAMINS AND MINERALS FORMULA, and I can't wait to receive them!!! However, I want a supplement that is "complete". (I guess that's what I mean) So I am asking should I order supplements like vitamin c, zinc, or magnesium to compliment the multi vitamins, or is that enough to cover all areas?

    A:

    The more the merrier! Order the additional products for more 'completion.'

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    Q: First of all hello and thank you for the FULL BODY DETOX. I completed the full detox August 5, 08 and found it extremely beneficial, again, thank you. Please let me know your opinion regarding the "Abgone" Extra Strength pill that reportedly promotes pot belly loss (the one issue I continue to confront). I exercise, I do yoga and I jog four times weekly 3 miles. Never the less I still have a "pot belly". I contacted "Biotech Research" and was advised that this is an all natural product. The ingredients are said to be Vitamin C, Zinc, Chromium Polynitic, Phofphatidylserine, Clabcaa, Dandelion Powder, 99% Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, The capsule is made of soybean, beeswax, gelatin, glycerin and red dye #40. Please respond at your earliest convenience.

    A:

    That product ABGONE is crap due to the ingredients. No product is your solution, but the mind (thoughts, attitude), diet, lifestyle, etc. Stop worrying about the pot belly and focus on your desired state. Only see your results in your mind and you will attract the results on the material plane. Please read through some of our articles, beloved!

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    Q: I read the article you told me to read-eye problems. Where can I get liquid MSM eye drops? Also there is a web sight Naturalypure.com that has a product for the eyes. It is called Hyla Vision. It has Hyaluronic Acid(HA) along with Lutein/Zeaxathinin, Billberry, Vitamins A,C,E and Zinc in a capsule. I would like your opinion on this product. Thank you. By the way I sent for the pinhole glasses.

    A:

    I am glad you took the time to read the article. I hope you found it to be informative. Thank you for your patience in regard to this response. DHERBS.COM gets hundreds of questions at "Ask the Herbalist" daily. We do our best to respond in a timely manner.
    You can easily find a place to purchase liquid MSM eye drops by doing a google search. There are many companies who have it for purchase.
    In regard to the other product you found for your eyes, the ingredients you listed are very good for strengthening the eyes. I would suggest that you do some research to find out if this product has additives or other ingredients that are unnatural/synthetic/inorganic. And just in case you were not aware, DHERBS carries products with similar ingredients and more in capsule and tea form.

    Product Links:
    Eyes Formula
    Eye Aid Tea

    Thank you again for your interest in DHERBS.com We apreciate you!

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    Q: I am about to purchase the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and was thinking about purchasing a few other products to expedite and increase the effectiveness of my healing process. To accompany the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN I was thinking about also purchasing the â€VENEREAL BUSTERâ€, ANTI-VIRAL TEA, MALE HEALTH TEA, PARASITE AND WORM TEA, ANTI VIRAL EXTRACT, and the PARASITE AND WORMS ELIMINATOR EXTRACT. Do you think using these other products would compliment the Anti Viral Kit and not reduce its effectiveness? Also, since I am making a large purchase, do you offer any type of discounts for these types of purchases? Male Health tea, Parasite & Worm tea, Anti-Viral (extract), and the Parasite & Worms Eliminator (extract).

    A:

    Yes they will! Just don't take the capsule formulas (â€VENEREAL BUSTER†and ZINC PHOSPHATE while taking the 6 formulas of the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN). Wait until you're done to take these 2 formulas. Everything else you can take during the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN).

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    Q: Do either the Male Hormonal Formula, or Prostate Formula have ingredients that would promote healthy hair growth? Does the Male Hormonal Formula also include prostate health benefits?

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    The answer to both questions is, Yes Beloved!

    Product Links:
    Prostate Formula
    Male Hormonal Formula

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    Q: My father had prostate surgery and I got the Male Health tea do you think that his body will heal and he will get better even though the doctors messed him up with that surgery and he cleanse all the time and eat fruits and vegetables?

    A:

    I say have him perform the Total Male Cleanse (TMC). You say the surgery messed him up ... how?

    His daily regimen (after the TMC) should consist of (1) prostate formula (3 capsules daily), Male Hormonal formula (3 capsules daily), and Male Health Tea (2 cups daily).

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    Q: I am 47 years old, African American female, whose health has been failing for the past six years (75 lbs overweight, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, poor circulation, long-term/short-term memory loss). I have a uterine fibroid the size of a 23-week-old fetus. Rather take the natural way out. God does work in mysterious ways?I stumbled upon your website today. My plan is to do the Full Body CLeanse first. Please advise me on the use of the Female Cleanse and Fibroid Formula. Can the two be used in conjunction?

    A:

    We recommend that you perform the Full Body Cleanse (and the soak mentioned in the Full Body Detox Companion) for 20 days followed by the Female Cleanse for 20 days, followed by the  Weight Release Kit and Regimen. After you finish your cleanses, your regimen should consist of Fibroid Formula, Weight Release Formula, Electric Greens, and Detox Tea.

    Do not use the Fibroid Formula in conjunction with the Female Cleanse or any other cleanse. Each cleanse must maintain its own set of formulas. Only use the Fibroid Formula once your cleanses are complete.

    Purchase the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual for better and healthier food choices (on the cleanses and while off the cleanses). It is best to optimize your diet in order to achieve the best results and potentially heal yourself from your variety of ailments.

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    Q: I am in need of cleansing my body and weight removal! (Removal and not loss because I don't want to find it again)! I need to remove about 80 pounds of unhealthy weight from my body and would like to do so in a natural way. I looked at both your Female Cleanse and the Full Body Cleanse, but don't know which is a better option for me to follow right now? I eat a lot of organic foods, I juice (some) but need to increase my water intake (A LOT). I don't drink much soda at all and when I do it is organic carbonated lemonade. I realize carbonated drinks are not good for us and limit how much I drink. My body lets me know when I have eaten something that is not good for me by causing my hands and feet to swell. To reduce this I drink water. I am allergic to wheat and try to stay away from it as much as possible. I have few ailments and have started working out again (cardio and weight training). I also looked at your weight loss products, but thought I should maybe detox first. What do you think? Any assistance you can offer on your products and which ones I should take is of great appreciation.

    A: The best thing for you is the Full Body Cleanse. The Full Body Cleanse will allow you to remove unwanted weight, while also optimizing your entier body so that you can maintain that weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

     

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    Q: Essential oils - Some essential oils have an effect on the male hormonal or sexual reproductive system and can be inhaled directly into the nose, burned in a diffuser, or applied to the bath water or the body itself. What are some of these oils and do you sell them?

    A:

    Sexually stimulating essential oils include NEROLI, ROSE, YLANG YLANG, DAVANA, COMBAVA, JASMINE,PATCHOULI, and SANDALWOOD.

    Dherbs.Com does not sell these oils individually; but we do have great inhalers made of them. Check out our inhalers on our site (on-line store).

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    Q: For the last 2 weeks, I've been eating only raw foods. My daily intake mainly consist of snow beans, green beans (string beans), kale, carrots, a small amount butter and crackers, bananas, apples, pears, lettuce, tomatoes, dates, spinach and filtered water. My question is: Am I getting the required nutrients and how would I know if I were not and specifically, how would I know what nutrient was missing. I also take the MALE HORMONAL FORMULA and JACKRABBIT FORMULA (regardless of whether I intend to engage in sexual activity).

    A:

    OF COURSE! WHAT TO KNOW FOR SURE? GO GET A MINERAL TEST DONE. FIND SOMEONE IN YOUR TOWN WHO DOES NUTRITIONAL TESTING OR LIVE BLOOD CELL MICROSCOPY.

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    Q: I heard you speak on the radio power 92.1, regarding the total male cleanse and natural male enhancement. I'm very interested in maintaining good health and I'm especially interested in natural male enhancement. I'm not looking for miracles or maintenance medication, but some assistance is welcomed. I don't want to have to take this product for the rest of my life. Can you send me some information about your product or some samples to see if I'm able to digest it without adverse effects? The road to good health is not without cost, but it shouldn't cause a person to incur another costly expense

    A:

    GO TO THE WEBSITE WWW.DHERBS.COM AND VISIT ON-LINE STORE, NEXT, CLICK ON TOTAL MALE CLEANSE PAGE FOR IN DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLEANSE. WE DON'T SEND SAMPLES. ALSO READ SOME OF OUR FREE HEALTH ARTICLES LIKE "NATURAL PENILE ENLARGEMENT." ARTICLES ARE FOUND IN THE ARTICLES SECTION ON OUR SITE.

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    Q: p>You have 3 different male sexual enhancement Product # 44 HYPERLINK "http://www.dherbs.com/store/jackrabbit-formula-p-41.html" Jackrabbit Formula, # 50 Male Hormonal Formula, and # 63 Prostate Formula (the #s changed since I e-mailed you last, or maybe I gave you the wrong #s). Your shopping cart has product #s attached to your formulas. So I listed these numbers. That may be what the confusion was. What are the differences between the 3? To be a little more specific, what will one do, that the other will not do? They all seem to do the same thing. Do you have the comparison chart? Another question I had it are there any good juicing fasts to recommend? If I had to only pick 5 fruits and 5 vegetables to snack on, which would you pick.

    A:

    Jackrabbit formula is an aphrodisiac!

    Male Hormonal formula is male reproductive nutrition.

    Prostate Formula feeds the prostate gland.

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    Q: I want to know what is the difference in using the Wild Alum Root Powder for douching in reference to my prolapsed uterus problem vs. using the FEMALE HEALTH TEA Product that you sell. I would like to know so that I am able to know why and when to use a particular herbal product that will be better for my situation. Your clarity on this for my education will greatly appreciate. Thanks for your time and do have a wonderful day/evening upon receipt of this email. Thanks again for any clarity you can provide so I will better understand why you suggested and advised me to use the Female Health Tea.

    A:

    There's really no difference: it's just that wild alum is one herb (and a very good) and the tea I recommended has more herbs which have an affinity for female organs. Both can be used or one over the other.

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    Q: I would like to know what herbs you advise I should take for: healthy skin/even skin tone, hair growth and weight loss. I am pregnant at the moment but I would like to use herbs in approx 10 weeks. I am from England, I'm A 25 year old black woman who is beginning to take my health seriously! what foods do you advise I take out of my diet?

    A:

    Please read our "PRE-NATAL HEALTH" article for the answers you desire! This is a common inquiry for us so we created an article on the subject matter.

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    Q: My husband recently had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. What herbs would you suggest for fluid retention at the wound site and to aid with a quicker healing process? BTW, I just placed an order for the FULL BODY DETOX for us both, following that he will begin the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. We both maintain vegetarian diets with little to no animal by products.

    A:

    YOU'RE ALREADY ON IT! YOU'VE ORDERED THE RIGHT THINGS. AFTER THE KITS, A DAILY REGIMEN SHOULD CONSIST OF ENZYMES FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, AND ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD. THE VEGETARIAN DIET WILL HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE LONGEVITY.