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Is it okay for me to take zinc and magnesium supplements while on psychiatric medications?

Is it okay for me to take zinc and magnesium supplements while on psychiatric medications?

Zinc and magnesium: Zinc and magnesium are necessary minerals that should be in food, but these days is often there in lesser amounts than we need. Yes, it's fine to supplement, although food is best. ...Read more

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When I take 1 tablet of osteocare daily which is calcium, magnesium and zinc I urine alot? What that means

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When I take 1 tablet of osteocare daily which is calcium, magnesium and zinc I urine alot? What that means

Interesting: I am not aware of any of these supplements causing increased urination. I suspect that your pregnancy has more to do with it. Are you having more salt intake? ...Read more

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I have Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc altogether in one pill. It says to take 1 to 3 caplets daily with a meal. Can I take all three at once, instead?

I have Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc altogether in one pill. It says to take 1 to 3 caplets daily with a meal. Can I take all three at once, instead?

Med Directions: If it says 1-3 daily, then it means all at once. If it were to say take 1 tablet three times a day then it would mean exactly that. If it said to take one tablet up to three times a day then it would be how your are interpreting the directions. According to what you said the correct way is the first, 1-3 tablets all at once, one time a day. ...Read more

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I'm in my mid 30s and take vitamins such as calcium magnesium zinc and fish oil on a daily basis.  are there any potential risks?  is it safe?

I'm in my mid 30s and take vitamins such as calcium magnesium zinc and fish oil on a daily basis.  are there any potential risks?  is it safe?

Be careful with zinc: Zinc can be helpful in maintaining your healthy immune function, but too much zinc can actually decrease your immune function. Excess zinc can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also interfere with the absorption of other essential minerals, particularly magnesium and copper. A copper deficiency can inhibit the transport of iron in the body and result in anemia. The upper limit is 40mg/d. ...Read more

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Is magnesium with chelates zinc good to take if you have Lactic Acid?

Is magnesium with chelates zinc good to take if you have Lactic Acid?

No.: Everyone has a small amount of Lactic Acid in their body. Those who have an excess of Lactic Acid are generally very ill. They need hospitalization and intensive care to reverse the underlying process which has seriously undermined their metabolism. The rest of us have nothing to worry about from physiologic amounts of Lactic Acid and no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Before bed, I take 2 cal+magnesium+zinc, 2 biotin, 1 or 2 melatolin. Is it ok? Any comments?

Widely used: All pretty safe. Biotin is probably a waste of money. But no side effects that I am aware of. One multivitamin may be useful. ...Read more

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Can I take garlic 1000mg, B12 1000 mcg, magnesium 400mg, zinc 50 mg and fish oil 500 mg daily? Should I space them out during the day?

Can I take garlic 1000mg, B12 1000 mcg, magnesium 400mg, zinc 50 mg and fish oil 500 mg daily? Should I space them out during the day?

Talk to your doctor: First if you are taking zinc as there's an upper limit you can take per day, (and it has to be balanced with copper too.) Both needed in trace amounts. So this may be safer in a multivitamin formulation unless you are specifically low dietarily in these supplements. B12 is taken sublingually for maximum benefit taken separately. Garlic and fish oil can be taken together. Call your doctor first! ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

15 mg of Zinc daily: The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15 mg. You shouldn't take more than 30 mg a day of zinc for an extended period because that can inhibit your absorption of iron and copper which are also important minerals. ...Read more

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I am taking oxytetracycline twice a day, is it safe if I take protein shake which contains a lot of magnesium, zinc....Etc? Thank you

I am taking oxytetracycline twice a day, is it safe if I take protein shake which contains a lot of magnesium, zinc....Etc? Thank you

Nobody uses this any: Nobody uses this anymore. Why do you? Why do you take the "shake"? The tetracycline will be very poorly absorbed if taken any time close to the shake. Probably you should stop both & see your dr if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement? That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium I shd take, I can't ve dairy

How is calcium citrate diferent from standard calcium supplement? That's having magnesium &zinc added. Which type of calcium I shd take, I can't ve dairy

Citrate preferred: Calcium citrate can be easily absorbed and dissolved when compared to calcium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Magnesium is often added because it may provide further benefit and because it tends to counter the constipating effect of calcium. ...Read more

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Can I take tribulis terrestris (natural test booster) with sertraline and a zma supplement? (zinc magnesium vit b6) Don’t wanna mix various things

Go ahead Luke: These are placebos. Hit the gym hard and make friends with the other fitness guys by impressing them with your hard work. This'll improve your mood, your sexuality, your fitness, and your overAll life far more than some concoction from a vitamin store. ...Read more

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Hello - I take Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) daily. May I take a magnesium oxide/zinc sulfate/calcium carbonate supplement?

Yes you may: You should be just fine taking your supplements, but please consider taking them at night. This would help prevent any changes in the absorption of your ADHD medications. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: If you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Please describe the vegetables that are rich in zinc and magnesium?

Please describe the vegetables that are rich in zinc and magnesium?

Nuts and greens!: Nuts and greens are highiest in micronutrients minerals, specifically the ones you ask about! ...Read more

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On taking zinc picolinate 100mg, copper 8mg both daily = 1:10; including foodstuffs. How much magnesium should I have in total?

Unclear.: Magnesium is indicated for the treatment and prevention of hypomagnesemia; prevention and treatment of seizures in severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, pediatric acute nephritis; torsade de pointes; treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (vt/vf) caused by hypomagnesemia. ...Read more

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May a product containing l-tyrosine, zinc and b-6 be used in combination with one another containing magnesium as an additional ingredient?

Sure: These are all safe. I hope they help, though i'd urge you not to expect any clear benefit. This is the mix that's offered as an upper respiratory infection remedy, correct? ...Read more

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How does magnesium & zinc help achy legs?

How does magnesium & zinc help achy legs?

Zinc no, Mg+2 yes!: Magnesium can definitely help with leg cramps! 400mg of magnesium oxide once daily is your least costly option! ...Read more

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I've heard that zinc and magnesium helps prevent the flu. Is that true?

I've heard that zinc and magnesium helps prevent the flu. Is that true?

No evidence.: There is no evidence that shows that supplementing magnesium and or zinc helps prevent or treat colds or flu. Vitamin and supplement sales people will say they do, but scientific research doesn't support it (or any other supplement, for that matter). Best prevention is frequent hand washing and having a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium. And should be safe to use?

Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium. And should be safe to use?

Doctors and vitamins: I hope you understand that the various vitamin products on the market are something that most physicians would not have any expertise in. There are vitamin standards set by the government and daily recommended doses. These are all well displayed on the vitamin products available.

I tell my patients to choose the vitamin of their choice. If they are males the only other caution is that no iron! ...Read more

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Do zinc, selenium and magnesium help with BPH?

Do zinc, selenium and magnesium help with BPH?

Not usually: These minerals can be part of a healthy diet but have no role in treating BPH. See your primary care for evaluation and possible treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Please can you give me the rda of calcium, fluoride, magnesium, iron, zinc?

Please can you give me the rda of calcium, fluoride, magnesium, iron, zinc?

Whose version?: In the us the rda has been replaced by the dri- daily recommended intake; different countries differ in the dri. For the us see http://www. Iom. Edu/activities/nutrition/summarydris/~/media/files/activity%20files/nutrition/dris/5_summary%20table%20tables%201-4.Pdf
there is no dri of Fluoride as it is not only not an essential nutrient but a toxin- see http://www. Nofluoride. Com/. ...Read more

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Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese, inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?

Unknown. Go natural.: Unless there are specific deficiencies in a woman, going natural is safest. It is not known what happens when a woman takes various drugs or chemicals, nor what is actually in various tablets or potions sold in stores or online. Eating a natural, balanced, healthy diet is safest (one can choose Organic foods if one feels Organic is safer). One can take a trusted brand of a daily prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Is it true that green coffee bean extract can steal zinc, iron, and magnesium from you?

Is it true that green coffee bean extract can steal zinc, iron, and magnesium from you?

Green coffee bean: According to the fda, genuine extract has no serious side effects. However, caffeine in it can cause insomnia, nervousness, stomach upset, nausea/vomiting, increased heart rate, headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, irregular heartbeats, increased intra-ocular pressure, elevate blood pressure, cause calcium loss from bones, cause electrolyte loss (mg/k) due to diuretic effect. ...Read more

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Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?

Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?

Taller: It is extremely unlikely that you will grow taller at age 33. If you saw a pediatrician as a youngster you should contact them and ask for a copy of your growth chart. What makes you ask the above question? ...Read more

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Is it safe and effective to supplement with magnesium and zinc to aide in muscle building?

Is it safe and effective to supplement with magnesium and zinc to aide in muscle building?

No: You should be getting nutrients including these minerals from the food you eat. Unless you have high requirements that need to be met with extra supplements. ...Read more

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Hi iam talking calcium magnesium and zinc for gaining height. Is it good or not and I am 18 years old and 179cm. My friends in same age are 185...

Hi iam talking calcium magnesium and zinc for gaining height. Is it good or not and I am 18 years old and 179cm. My friends in same age are 185...

Little benefit: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to the final specified in your genes. Most over 18 have closed growth centers and will not grow taller, a few will grow a little until 20. Supplements only help if you were deficient. ...Read more

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I have a bad body odor since 8 years ago even after shower. I have try acv, chlorophyll, probiotic, magnesium, zinc, put on baking soda, lemon. Pls help?

Do others notice?: Is it "fishy"? Certain genetic conditions can cause this. You should see a doctor if you have not already. You're doing all the right things already. If no one else notices it (ask your mother), then may not be worth worrying about. ...Read more

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Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

No: Facial hair growth is more complex than just testosterone. Growth depends on the genes you inherited. Zinc and magnesium do not increase testosterone. Facial hair does not the person make. Be happy with who you are. ...Read more

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Hi does zma (zinc magnesium vitaminb6) helps increase sperm count an can help to testicles regain they size if they were shrunk?

Hi does zma (zinc magnesium vitaminb6) helps increase sperm count an can help to testicles regain they size if they were shrunk?

Nothing can...: The odd to improve sperm count by an individual nutrient is unclear and remains in doubt. In addition, no food or nutrient can help regain testicular size since physical growth naturally stops soon reaching adulthood, which is attained at about age 18 for men. Thereafter, we have to adopt and adapt what we have grown to. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more

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I have Polycythemia Vera. Very heavy menses today. Are Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supps good to help body with this problem? See CPA on 10th.

I have Polycythemia Vera. Very heavy menses today. Are Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supps good to help body with this problem? See CPA on 10th.

Is that so?: At 30 years old, you're very young to have P-Vera. Has it been confirmed with appropriate genetic studies? I wouldn't advise any these supplements unless you know what you're doing; zinc in particular will upset your gut and perhaps render you copper deficient. ...Read more