Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Testosterone and Zinc Deficiency

If you are an active person and seem to run out of energy before your day is done, or maybe your just losing your hair. Your diet could be the problem !

A balanced healthy diet is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately in this hectic world it is sometimes hard to accomplish. It is amazing how the simple little things can reek havoc on our bodies, one would think we should come with owners manuals when we are born LOL.

Lets talk about Zinc:

Adequate Zinc intake is vital to a persons capacity to exercise, it is responsible for the metabolism activity of 300 of the body's enzymes. Zinc is a vital component to skin and hair, but it also plays a role in metabolizing testosterone.

Testosterone is perhaps the most awesome substance in our bodies

For Men:

Without it, all our efforts in the gym would be an exercise in futility! The more testosterone our body produces the greater our gains will be in the gym. When we are not producing an optimal amount our gains will without a doubt suffer the consequences.

If you are deficient in this mineral you are seriously sabotaging your efforts! A deficiency will noticeably decrease muscle strength and endurance! Zinc literally promotes healing, tissue repair, and muscle growth. And it helps to optimize and increase Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, Growth Hormone, and the all mighty Testosterone!

Testosterone to estrogen ratio in men declines with age, higher estrogen leads to increased risk of heart disease, weight gain, and it gets worse gynecomastia ( bitch tits ).

For Women:

Zinc is essential for healthy hair and skin, it boost the immune system and helps in the effects of menopause. A zinc deficiency plays a role in metabolizing testosterone and can cause hair loss.

Foods Rich in Zinc:

Lean Beef, poultry, peanut butter, whole grains, milk, nuts, seafood

A Few Things To Zinc About !

Recommended daily dose for adults is between 40 - 50 mg , this does not take into account for a very active lifestyles. Zinc is water soluble and is not stored effectively in the body. Strenuous exercise may contribute to zinc deficiency by increase sweet loss.

Zinc deficiency in athletes can lead to weight loss, decreased endurance, fatigue.

A deficiency in this mineral will decrease oxygen delivery to your muscle tissue.
Zinc is essential for healthy skin
Zinc boost brain activity
Zinc cuts the chances of a common cold
Zinc is critical to tissue growth and the immune system
Zinc is necessary to maintain normal testosterone levels
Zinc also inhibits the aromatase enzyme that allows conversion of testosterone to estrogen.

Put flax seed oil in your diet:

Flax seed oil contains lignans, natural compounds that can reverse the effects of high testosterone levels. ( keep this refrigerated at all times )

Attention Please read!

To much zinc can lead to toxicity, common symptoms are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. If not stopped it can lead to serious health problems.

Want To Know More ? see - L Arginine And Lean Muscle

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