Zinc And Erectile Dysfunction

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  1. Coderr

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    When I take a zinc supplement, my erection strength is weak. In fact, Zinc is said to increase testosterone. Why doesn't zinc work for me?
     
  2. brix

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    it can raise progesterone as well, which is known to cause erection issues in some.
     
  3. Kunstruct

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    There are many reasons. Testosterone is not the only thing that is responsible for erections.
    Zinc is everywhere rated as the best thing to raise testosterone, yet many people report low energy, loss of libido and increased apathy from zinc.
    As far as I can see young people seem to react better to zinc than not so young people.
    Some take as low as 15mg some take as much as 50mg-100mg daily, makes a huge difference how much you take.
    Zinc can also enter easily the Serotonin pathway, as it is needed for both Serotonin and Dopamine to form, almost never talked about anywhere.
    Zinc will also mess up with your Copper and creates further issues, can lower Estradiol too much, can lower DHT too much. In some will raise Progesterone too much while lowering DHT in some .
     
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    Did you notice the same thing when eating zinc-rich foods, such as oysters (canned or not)?
     
  5. Tristan Loscha

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    What Type,Dose,Copper intake?
     
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    No problem when taken with food. Only when it is taken as a supplement
     
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    Zinc gluconate 30 mg. No Copper
     
  8. Tristan Loscha

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    I would advise for zinc sulphate,L-Optizinc or zinc bisglycinate.
    in Jarrows Zinc Balance there is also copper included.For each 15mg Zinc,1mg Copper.
    take 10mg 2-3 times a day.
    and yes,too high of a dose can interfere with DHT-conversion.
    Furthermore,the Gluconate was at least mentioned for increasing the amount of Zinc excretion
    above the intake level,so a depletion occured.i dont know how often,if at all, that was replicated though.
    My recommendation stands though.
     
  9. Kunstruct

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    In reality many people do not feel good after taking any Zinc of any kind especially after taking it for longer periods.
     
  10. ecstatichamster

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    I never supplement these metals. Just eat liver. Otherwise there are too many pitfalls wrt deficiencies of other metals, e.g. copper. Never a good idea IMHO.
     
  11. Kingpinguin

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    Countless of times people make same misstake. Zinc boost T zinc boost T. Mineral synergy. Copper and iron. Thats why you get fatigue, weak and low libido. Dont play with minerals. Get them from the diet.
     
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