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Low Plasma Zinc Levels In Androgenetic Alopecia

Discussion in 'Hair Loss and Alopecia Published Studies' started by alscarmuzza, Nov 3, 2017.

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    alscarmuzza Established Member

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    The authors found that the plasma zinc level in the participants with androgenetic alopecia was significantly lower than that found in the healthy participants.
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    Trichosan Senior Member My Regimen

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    Interesting. I can only speak for myself, my plasma zinc levels are always optimal and I don't take zinc supplements. I do a lot of blood test monitoring, I wish there was something that would indicate were I was deficient that may have contributed to hairloss. I guess testo, dht and genetics just burned it off over the years. :(
     
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    Does this mean we should take zinc supplements? Would a multivitamin be sufficient?
     
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    I have been taking 5mg Zinc daily since I was 12 and using Pyrithione Zinc shampoo for years so don't be thinking that is a good treatment (not saying that anyone was saying that).
     
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    Maybe this is why some people report decreased shedding with Zix, a zinc and vitamin b6 based topical. Coincidentally I started zix about a week ago it seems like my shedding has reduced slightly. I noticed I'm getting less hairs in my comb now, even though its not an accurate way to judge its effectiveness, it is encouraging.
     
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    Trichosan Senior Member My Regimen

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    Remember, if you're taking zinc supplements you need to balance with copper. But I suggest getting micro nutrient tests first to see if you are deficient at all.
     
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    Howndo you prepare your zix solution?
     
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    ZenHead Established Member My Regimen

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    @ElTioLaBota I followed the directions in @worm thread “how vitamin b6 and zinc saved my hair” in the alternative treatments section of this forum. Check it out, really interesting stuff. I think zix should absolutely be included in every regimen, it’s too easy not too. It’s cheap, goes on clean, actually helps style your hair, and I hear a ton of personal anecdotes claiming it reduces shedding. Personally I love this stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the tip of that hat. How long have u been using it, and how are the results so far?
     

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