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1 Zinc for anxiety on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 am

Fred1


Hi folks Smile

I have to say that the only thing that has helped me with my social anxiety and panic attacks is zinc. 30 mg is enough for me.

However, something I have experienced with zinc is that I have had lower sex drive while on. It's embarrassing but it feels strange downstairs.

I have come to the conclusion that it may be because:

1. Zinc reduces adrenaline responsible for arousal

2. Zinc reduces Dht which is potent testosterone for the man

3. Zinc lowers copper. Copper is responsible for dopamine = sex drive

4. Zinc increases Gaba wich suppresses dopamine?

5. Zinc is an NMDA ntagonist?

Can anyone come up with suggestions on how I can prevent this without giving up on zinc? It is the ONLY thing that has helped with everything.



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2 Re: Zinc for anxiety on Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:31 am

kpavel

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Fred1 wrote:Hi folks Smile

I have to say that the only thing that has helped me with my social anxiety and panic attacks is zinc. 30 mg is enough for me.

However, something I have experienced with zinc is that I have had lower sex drive while on. It's embarrassing but it feels strange downstairs.

I have come to the conclusion that it may be because:

1. Zinc reduces adrenaline responsible for arousal

2. Zinc reduces Dht which is potent testosterone for the man

3. Zinc lowers copper. Copper is responsible for dopamine = sex drive

4. Zinc increases Gaba wich suppresses dopamine?

5. Zinc is an NMDA ntagonist?

Can anyone come up with suggestions on how I can prevent this without giving up on zinc? It is the ONLY thing that has helped with everything.
Hello, Fred

my thoughts
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738454/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9749714
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1572144/
https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/zinc-might-increase-risk-seizures-new-research-says/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2517452

you may experiment with l-histidine (supplying some zinc at another time of the day) from nutrabio or bulksupplements

obviously people report opposing results on libido and anxiety with zinc

3 Re: Zinc for anxiety on Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:51 am

Fred1


Hmm thanks for the studies Kpavel, but I still don't understand why would zinc lower libido.
I will try taking histidine and see if it makes any difference.

4 Re: Zinc for anxiety on Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:17 pm

kpavel

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perhaps something near dht but not only dht

some people favor manganese

http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f11/is-manganese-the-solution-70691/index9.html

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