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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Simple reason!: Zinc in high doses treats wilson's disease, a copper overdose syndrome caused by absorption of too much copper. Zinc competes to some exent with copp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Simpler to take...: Simpler to take a one a day vitamin or a zinc gluconate talblet with 2mg of copper.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Were you diagnosed with a deficiency? Normal serum zinc is 0.66 to 1.10 mcg/m. With proper lab work your provider can give you the exact dose needed. ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with your MD: I would discuss your plans with your doctor first to make sure you are not missing something although copper deficiency is sometimes seen with zinc su ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Im confused: If the eye formula has 2mg, why would 1 mg be a question?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
30-60 mg/day: Too much zinc can be hazardous but a dose of 30-60 mg of zinc, ideally as zinc picolinate, is safe and effective. This should be balanced with copper ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Eat sensibly: I hope this adventure cures you from believing internet disinformation about supplements. I understand the copper -- zinc fans can get really sick fro ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Not a legitimate the: Zinc is not a legitimate therapy except for a few rare conditions. Don't believe the junk science. Save your money.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Lower zinc: It can lower zinc levels.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Take in moderation: Too much zinc can prevent absorption of other elements such as iron and magnesium.

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