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(NPR)   Here comes the science on why we shouldn't live in a world without zinc if we know whats good for us   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Common cold, Zinc, work of Dr. Ananda Prasad, common cold, 1960s Prasad, research studies, better understanding of zinc, recalls James T. Fitzgerald  
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2020-02-10 2:24:23 PM  
Ignore Jimmy.  He's an idiot.
 
2020-02-10 2:39:58 PM  
Science Lesson #5 Zinc Oxide and You
Youtube lLp4DZmPqYE
 
2020-02-10 2:56:42 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: [YouTube video: Science Lesson #5 Zinc Oxide and You]


Came to post exactly that. Well done.
 
2020-02-10 3:22:39 PM  
Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.
 
2020-02-10 3:22:54 PM  
My grandfather was an old country doctor.  He once told me that if I caught a cold and treated it at home, it'd be two weeks before I'd be all well and back to feeling normal, but  if I went to see him, it'd only take fourteen days.  I guess he was wrong.

/Miss ya, gramps
//He'd be 120 this year
///He also said 50% of all Dr.s graduate in the lower half of their class
 
2020-02-10 3:24:04 PM  
Oblig:

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2020-02-10 3:24:30 PM  

dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.


The price you pay for not using Titanium.
 
2020-02-10 3:28:09 PM  

Destructor: dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.

The price you pay for not using Titanium.


Yes, but Titanium has the word 'Tit' in it. We'll be having none of that.
 
2020-02-10 3:29:31 PM  
This is why, when I'm feeling pekid, I gnaw on a Gleaner combine for a while.
 
2020-02-10 3:37:03 PM  

Mercutio879: Destructor: dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.

The price you pay for not using Titanium.

Yes, but Titanium has the word 'Tit' in it. We'll be having none of that.


Good thing you have no plans for cummingtonite.
 
2020-02-10 3:42:11 PM  
DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter (Original Mix)
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2020-02-10 3:44:45 PM  

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... the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left...
 
2020-02-10 3:46:47 PM  
Group 12 elements are overrated. Except Copernicium, which kicks ass.
 
2020-02-10 3:48:07 PM  

Unobtanium: common sense is an oxymoron: [YouTube video: Science Lesson #5 Zinc Oxide and You]

Came to post exactly that. Well done.


Yep, glad to see that's taken care of.
 
2020-02-10 3:52:39 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/lLp4DZmP​qYE]


Not just obligatory, it's the law!
 
2020-02-10 3:59:42 PM  

dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.


I used to judge the state science fair and my favorite project of all time was a 7th grader who wondered why his Dad attached a chunk of zinc to their fishing boat's hull.

He got some pieces of other metals (iron, copper, etc) and proceeded to correctly work out the electrochemical series.  Nothing earth-shattering in terms of knowledge, but I spoke with his teacher.  His parents didn't help him at all- he did it entirely on his own with no help from anybody until he presented it at his local science fair.

He was in the 7-12 bracket so he was going up against projects that were far more sophisticated and he wasn't going to win, but we made damn sure he got an award anyway.
 
2020-02-10 4:04:19 PM  
Please, for the love of all that is good, don't take huge zinc supplements or use zinc nasal sprays or swabs. 50-100mg daily, taken orally, and that "orally" part is important, is useful and beneficial. Don't take any more than that, even if you want to use zinc supplements to shorten a cold.

Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Zinc has some fun side effects, like partially or completely losing your sense of smell, temporarily or permanently. And, yes, you can suffer that side effect even with oral supplements, if you take large doses - if you're dumb enough to use shiat like zinc nasal swabs or sprays, you're more likely to lose it with their smaller, but directly applied doses.

The article doesn't mention that little side effect, nor does it cover the other side effects for which zinc is known.
 
2020-02-10 4:06:46 PM  

FormlessOne: Please, for the love of all that is good, don't take huge zinc supplements or use zinc nasal sprays or swabs. 50-100mg daily, taken orally, and that "orally" part is important, is useful and beneficial. Don't take any more than that, even if you want to use zinc supplements to shorten a cold.

Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Zinc has some fun side effects, like partially or completely losing your sense of smell, temporarily or permanently. And, yes, you can suffer that side effect even with oral supplements, if you take large doses - if you're dumb enough to use shiat like zinc nasal swabs or sprays, you're more likely to lose it with their smaller, but directly applied doses.

The article doesn't mention that little side effect, nor does it cover the other side effects for which zinc is known.


Isn't zinc used in those 'herbal' viagra pills, too? Supposedly it really spikes your libido.
 
2020-02-10 4:14:08 PM  

Mercutio879: FormlessOne: Please, for the love of all that is good, don't take huge zinc supplements or use zinc nasal sprays or swabs. 50-100mg daily, taken orally, and that "orally" part is important, is useful and beneficial. Don't take any more than that, even if you want to use zinc supplements to shorten a cold.

Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Zinc has some fun side effects, like partially or completely losing your sense of smell, temporarily or permanently. And, yes, you can suffer that side effect even with oral supplements, if you take large doses - if you're dumb enough to use shiat like zinc nasal swabs or sprays, you're more likely to lose it with their smaller, but directly applied doses.

The article doesn't mention that little side effect, nor does it cover the other side effects for which zinc is known.

Isn't zinc used in those 'herbal' viagra pills, too? Supposedly it really spikes your libido.


I wouldn't know, as I'd stay the hell away from anything that calls itself "herbal Viagra."

The thing is, zinc deficiency is often linked to ED - however, zinc doses above whatever's needed to correct deficiency don't have a "Viagra-like" effect. If you live in the U.S., you're highly unlikely to suffer from a zinc deficiency - our diets are typically varied enough to more than provide the zinc we need in trace amounts.
 
2020-02-10 4:16:16 PM  

FormlessOne: Please, for the love of all that is good, don't take huge zinc supplements or use zinc nasal sprays or swabs. 50-100mg daily, taken orally, and that "orally" part is important, is useful and beneficial. Don't take any more than that, even if you want to use zinc supplements to shorten a cold.

Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Zinc has some fun side effects, like partially or completely losing your sense of smell, temporarily or permanently. And, yes, you can suffer that side effect even with oral supplements, if you take large doses - if you're dumb enough to use shiat like zinc nasal swabs or sprays, you're more likely to lose it with their smaller, but directly applied doses.

The article doesn't mention that little side effect, nor does it cover the other side effects for which zinc is known.


There are also Zinc supplements that don't have copper in them, and that is bad. Zinc and Copper have a natural affinity for one another, and your body needs both, in balance. Too much zinc alone and your copper binds up and your immune system can actually crash. Too much copper is bad for the liver, so taking massive doses of balanced supplements can still cause metal poisoning.

Zinc is also toxic to the neuromuscular system and can cause severe coordination issues.
 
2020-02-10 4:17:42 PM  
And, just for folks who might ask - 10-15mg of zinc, per day, is what's recommended (I think it's 11mg for men, 8mg for women, but YMMV.)
 
2020-02-10 6:27:21 PM  

Unobtanium: common sense is an oxymoron: [YouTube video: Science Lesson #5 Zinc Oxide and You]

Came to post exactly that. Well done.


Same
 
2020-02-10 6:31:28 PM  
I wonder if getting water from those old galvanized well buckets had any effect on country folks.
 
2020-02-10 8:56:21 PM  
Can't afford zicam nasal zinc? There is another way

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2020-02-10 9:56:03 PM  

Destructor: dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.

The price you pay for not using Titanium.


Real men use lead oxide for their pigment needs.
 
2020-02-11 7:11:39 AM  

Sid_6.7: Destructor: dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.

The price you pay for not using Titanium.

Real men use lead oxide for their pigment needs.


If you don't have enough red lead or enough white lead to paint your submarine, you can mix them together......
 
2020-02-11 10:24:31 AM  

dittybopper: Sid_6.7: Destructor: dittybopper: Well, our props would fall off and our other metal bits would be corroded to nothing.

The price you pay for not using Titanium.

Real men use lead oxide for their pigment needs.

If you don't have enough red lead or enough white lead to paint your submarine, you can mix them together......


*primer.
 
2020-02-11 1:23:06 PM  

FormlessOne: Mercutio879: FormlessOne: Please, for the love of all that is good, don't take huge zinc supplements or use zinc nasal sprays or swabs. 50-100mg daily, taken orally, and that "orally" part is important, is useful and beneficial. Don't take any more than that, even if you want to use zinc supplements to shorten a cold.

Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional.

Zinc has some fun side effects, like partially or completely losing your sense of smell, temporarily or permanently. And, yes, you can suffer that side effect even with oral supplements, if you take large doses - if you're dumb enough to use shiat like zinc nasal swabs or sprays, you're more likely to lose it with their smaller, but directly applied doses.

The article doesn't mention that little side effect, nor does it cover the other side effects for which zinc is known.

Isn't zinc used in those 'herbal' viagra pills, too? Supposedly it really spikes your libido.

I wouldn't know, as I'd stay the hell away from anything that calls itself "herbal Viagra."

The thing is, zinc deficiency is often linked to ED - however, zinc doses above whatever's needed to correct deficiency don't have a "Viagra-like" effect. If you live in the U.S., you're highly unlikely to suffer from a zinc deficiency - our diets are typically varied enough to more than provide the zinc we need in trace amounts.


Personal experience says getting enough zinc in your diet unlikely if you have a 'high libido.' I bet half the people who jump straight to the blue pills really just have a zinc deficiency. On the flip side, taking 100mg of zinc at a time would probably make me puke. I keep it under 25mg per day.

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2020-02-11 4:22:20 PM  
No love for molybdenum?
 
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