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Re: Niacin

Postby THX1138 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Thanks.

I'm working on the unit conversions now.
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:56 pm

in the targets section here (one of the red subheadings) I have both kinds of units for each of those
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Re: Niacin

Postby THX1138 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:10 pm

not doing so well right now, so I am having trouble with conversions.

My lab uses mcg/mL or in other terms μg/mL

OK I guess multiply the result by 100 for ug/dL Got it.
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:29 pm

ok.
1 mcg / dl = 0.01 mcg / ml
so 120 is 1.2 etc
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Re: Niacin

Postby THX1138 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Wo this was from 2yr ago. I will have to find a doctor to give some testing. I pissed of my last doctor about Mg.


Component Results
Component Standard Range Your Value
Zinc, S 0.85
Reference Range:
0.66-1.10

Test Performed by:
Mayo Clinic Dpt of Lab Med and Pathology
200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Laboratory Director: Franklin R. Cockerill, III, M.D.
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:46 pm

ok. so your level was 0.85 and you want to aim for at least 1.20

that reference range is *bad*. 0.66 would be considered outright deficient per the WHO, whose lower cutoff (though ridiculous in its own right) is still more like 0.75

so deceiving these ranges. shouldn't be allowed.
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Re: Niacin

Postby THX1138 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanks, and I have had ridges (going the direction the fingernails grow) and white spots for decades.

What do you make of the ridges or white spots = Zn deficiency idea.
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:42 pm

well there is that old wives' tale isn't there. got a snippet of research backing that up:

Lower serum zinc in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): relationships to immune dysfunctions and relevance for the oxidative stress status in CFS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16338007
http://cfids.best.vwh.net/cfs-inform/Hy ... etal05.pdf
"For example, leukonychia (white spots on finger nails) is one of those characteristics for CFS pointing towards lowered zinc."

can't readily find a straight up study on serum zinc levels in folks with leukonychia though.

when my nutrient status is bad i get an early warning from my nails. in recent yrs i have the most lovely nails I've had in my entire life. when i was a teenager i used to sand out the dents. before during and after dx, my nails were atrocious, practically falling off. i had bare nail bed in places. hate seeing this on others and having to bite my tongue.

since doing all this work with nutrition it's just night and day. fixing your zinc level will probably make a big difference. but there are a few other levels to worry about of course. i'm not sure all of them have to do with fingernails, but some will.
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Re: Niacin

Postby THX1138 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:59 pm

Thanks jimmylegs.

Maybe we should start individual nutrient threads.
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:05 pm

this is what we have so far natural-approach-f27/
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Re: Niacin

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:11 pm

people don't put new posts in the related 'announcement' topics there anyway so, whatever. if they don't get attached to an announcement topic, any nutrient specific questions or comments eventually slide off page one, and after that it's either good old page by page reading, or the site search, or the 'related topics' results at the bottom of each topic, hopefully those help folks somewhat :) plus other users who happen to know what to search for and link up to.
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