how is zinc picolante (sp?) for a supplement?
From what I have seen picolinate is fine, but sulphate can cause stomach upset. You might want a second opinion on that though :P
I think this paper is free, it might just be available where I am. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/reprint/119/10/1432
Basically picolinate helps metal ions to get across lipid bilayers, which means that it would help metal ions to permeate into cells.
Last edited by lcme; 10-14-2010 at 08:41 AM.
I am very confused on the zinc tests. According to the taste test I would be zinc deficient; however, blood tests show me with an EXCESS of zinc and a deficiency in copper. I have two different practitioners at odds over this. Can any one help shed any light on this for me? Thanks.
How can any of us be zinc deficient? Liver, oysters, beef heart, bacon, all Primal staple foods, all RICH with zinc.
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I was a chemistry student in 1988/9? when Professor Brice-Smith brought his 0.01M zinc sulphate solution round to try while we listened to the tale of how he discovered it and how it worked. It was just starting to appear in health food shops at the time. To me it tasted just like water, really inoffensive. To more healthy people though it was disgusting.
If you are deficient in a mineral then you don't perceive it as unpleasant because you need to eat it. As soon as you are no longer deficient then you start to taste it, particularly if it is fat soluble. For example chewy multivitamin tablets are foul if you don't need them.
Just mix some zinc iodide into some mashed potatoes and hit the trifecta, why don't you.
I am staying way the hell away from zinc. If I have even a little too much zinc, it spasms my lower intestine. I can't eat cereals like Total or Raisin Bran which are fortified with zinc (back when I was CW), or mineral-laden multivitamins or mineral-fortified protein powders And yes, it was the zinc. I tried the zinc lozenges when I had a cold. Frankly I'd rather have the cold than the spasming intestines.
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