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Julieanne
04-09-17, 04:44 AM
Michelle Schoffro Cook
April 7, 2017


Before you pop that little blue pill, you might want to know about some exciting (pun intended) research in the field of nutritional science. The mineral zinc has been known for many years as essential to male sexual health but recent research shows just how helpful it may be.



Research in the medical journal Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine (https://www.spandidos-publications.com/etm/12/4/2083) found that supplementing with the mineral zinc, along with the vitamins folic acid and biotin, as well as the herb Rhodiola rosea improved ejaculatory control in males suffering from premature ejaculation.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-mineral-that-may-treat-erectile-dysfunction-and-impotence.html

Maurya
04-09-17, 06:56 AM
Glad someone is paying attention. When testing for the body's zinc status, one should make sure that the lab is testing Red Blood Cell zinc levels, rather than Serum zinc levels, which are fairly meaningless. Of course, insurance may refuse to pay for this test, but an RBC zinc status test will be the only one that will provide information with meaning.

Islander
04-09-17, 05:33 PM
Maurya, what is your opinion on folic acid vs. folate? Is there a significant difference?

Mr. Wizard
04-09-17, 07:58 PM
Julieanne, thanks for this great info. The mineral zinc is critical for male sexual health. In fact, years ago, Adelle Davis revealed that a zinc deficiency in boys going through puberty would result in an "under-developed" sexual organ. I made sure both my sons received plenty of zinc during their puberty years.

Maurya
04-09-17, 08:19 PM
Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate. How significant it is depends largely upon genetic expression. If a person is homozygous or heterozygous for MTHFR genetic mutation, and is expressing that genetic variation, one cannot convert folic acid to biologically active L-mythylfolate, and may experience some drastic health problems as a result of the lack of folate, as well as the accumulated waste byproducts from the unusable folic acid. One common health issue that such people experience is an elevated serum homocysteine level. Other people who do not have this genetic mutation may notice no such problems at all.

Genetic testing may be our friend. I have heard that Genova offers the best genetic testing.

Islander
04-10-17, 12:57 AM
Thing is, it's so easy to consume real folate. Do a quick google search on foods high in folate. Bingo!