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Doctor insights on: Chelated Zinc Medication

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For what reasons might a chelated zinc supplement contain copper?

For what reasons might a chelated zinc supplement contain copper?

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 copper absorption in the intestine, so adding copper (usually 2mg) is a good idea, as not to cause copper deficiency! ...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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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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Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?

Hair loss Mg, Fe, Zn: 43 F from NY asks:Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion? ANS: not very likely. Your own Dr can best answer this complex question (cause of hair loss). ...Read more

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My motherinlaw is allergic to Bactrim Sulfa drugs. They have her zinc sulfate and she broke out in rash. I thought sulfate was different. Why rash?

My motherinlaw is allergic to Bactrim Sulfa drugs. They have her zinc sulfate and she broke out in rash. I thought sulfate was different. Why rash?

New allergy: You are correct that there is not a relationship between sulfa and sulfate, but some patients can develop an allergy to other things, or the rash is unrelated to the zinc sulfate. Rashes really need to be seen to be accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

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What are exogenous growth hormones? Could I have taken them w/o realizing it in supps like zinc or cal mag or in clomid (clomiphene) or fertility drugs for IUIs?

What are exogenous growth hormones? Could I have taken them w/o realizing it in supps like zinc or cal mag or in clomid (clomiphene) or fertility drugs for IUIs?

Well: Endogenous hormones or what is your body makes. Exogenous hormones are ones that you take in pill form or injections or supplements these should be always supervised by a doctor ...Read more

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How to reduce your zinc in your body?

How to reduce your zinc in your body?

Why do you ask?: If you have self-diagnosed based on a list of symptoms at a website by an "independent medical thinker", or have been to a lab that tests metals on everybody (these folks are mostly charlatans), I hope you'll reconsider. Please get with an evidence-based physician who's savvy about nutrition and trace metals; if you've already done this, there's no further need to ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is zinc dangerous at to high quantity?

Zinc Toxicity: The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for zinc in adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Zinc toxicity from high zinc intake can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Acute adverse effects include gastrointestinal disturbances and headaches. Chronic effects include reduced immune function, altered iron function, and reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. ...Read more

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What is zinc sulfate (220 mg) used for?

What is zinc sulfate (220 mg) used for?

Supplementation: Zinc is a mineral that the body relies on for proper functioning. Zinc sulfate provides supplemental zinc in patients that do not have enough in their body. It can also be used to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the vegetables containing zinc?

Few if any: Zinc is important in making proteins and dna, immune function, wound healing and even taste and smell. The recommended daily allowance (rda) of zinc is 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men. It is not generally found in vegetables per se, but is in legumes like peas, baked beans, cashews, chickpeas, kidney beans and others. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/zinc-healthprofessional for more info. ...Read more

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How does zinc affect skin?

How does zinc affect skin?

Zinc: Zinc is also applied to the skin for treating acne, aging skin, herpes simplex infections, and to speed wound healing. ...Read more

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What does zinc do for skin?

What does zinc do for skin?

May be helpful: Zinc can help maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes. Patients with chronic leg ulcers have abnormal zinc metabolism and low serum zinc levels, and clinicians frequently treat skin ulcers with zinc supplements. The authors of a systematic review concluded that zinc sulfate might be effective for treating leg ulcers in some patients who have low serum zinc levels. ...Read more

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Can fixodent powder have zinc in it?

Ingredients: Read the label. That depends upon where and when the fixodent was manufactered. I believe this was an issue some time ago, but resolved. ...Read more

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How much zinc is used to make sunblock?

Zinc Oxide: Zinc (physical) sunblocks come in many formats with many different concentrations of zinc. I do recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. ...Read more

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Does zinc work against the common cold?

Does zinc work against the common cold?

Yes: Technically, it does - a recent review of zinc has shown it to be effective in shortening the common cold, but its use was limited by intolerable side effects. Given the common cold will resolve in a few days no matter what you do, trying zinc and risking the side effects might just not be worth it. ...Read more

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Can using zinc fight off a common cold?

Can using zinc fight off a common cold?

Yes: Buy Zicam tablets and start taking them according to the directions as soon as cold symptoms start. ...Read more

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Does zinc tablet helps preventing cold?

Timing matters: If you take it at the onset of initial symptoms, every few hours as recommended, studies support either getting a reduced version or avoiding infection with some common viral infections. ...Read more

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Can I rub zinc oinment on my herpes sores?

Herpes simplex: Yes, zinc is not going to cure it, but might make it less tender. ...Read more

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Can taking the surbex zinc can get you fat?

It shouldn't: Surbex Z is simply a vitamin supplement. These have not been shown to affect weight. ...Read more

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Can zinc and trientine be used in combination?  

Can zinc and trientine be used in combination?  

Yes: Trientine is used in wilson's disease (a rare copper storage disease) to chelate (bind) copper. Zinc is a trace element, dietary supplement with many alleged benefits that are unproved except in zinc deficiency. There is no reported interaction between the two. ...Read more