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Old 04-27-2010, 05:43 AM   #21
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Chris, aside from the grimace, have you noted any postive results from your presumable zinc repletion?

Dr Michael Colgan notes in one of his books - zinc absortaion varies between 40-02% depending on the food ingested, and losses via ejaculation are only 1mg, athletes could lose 12mg a day via sweat. Hes doesnt recommend more than 50mg.

Im may the now zinc glycinate(albion chelate) when my picolinate runs out.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #22
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My immune system and general healing are rock solid, though I wouldn't attribute that to zinc alone. Nothing else particularly noticeable. But zinc is cheap.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:08 AM   #23
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Tony,
It may seem like the loss from ejaculation is minor, however, absorption rates of zinc are quite poor. IIRC, an absorption rate of 5-10% from a supplement would be excellent (most are below this rate, if any reach it at all).

I had not seen the sweat number, but that could easily explain why nearly all athletic people I see are deficient in zinc at loss rates like that.
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My immune system and general healing are rock solid, though I wouldn't attribute that to zinc alone. Nothing else particularly noticeable. But zinc is cheap.
I will also point out that I am pretty sure I experienced a testosterone boost from increased zinc intake. No concrete numbers, but the occurrence of pitched tents in the morning and such was significantly greater.
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