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Copper And Zinc Supplement
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency?(50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?
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. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over .65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 supplementation. Make sure you review some of the normal dosage ranges and do not engage in megadose supplementation unless there is supporting blood work. You may benefit from having some laboratory studies ordered by your physician. Stay safe! ...Read more
Is 80 mg zinc (in supplements and diet) and 1 mg copper safe to take for six weeks? The eye formula has 80 mg zinc and 2 mg copper.
Zinc side effects: Zinc is likely safe for most adults when applied to the skin, or when taken by mouth in amounts not larger than 40 mg per day. Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional. In some people, zinc might cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, kidney and stomach damage, and other side effects. Using zinc on broken skin may cause burning, sti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I am a 22 year old college student. I have been dealing with mild to moderate acne. What daily dose of zinc is safe? and which copper supplement?
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 in a 1:10-15 ratio, so 2-4 mg of copper. Many zinc supplements are balanced with the proper amount of copper. Many other vitamins and minerals can help. See http://thescienceofacne.com/vitamin-and-mineral-supplements/ Minimize sugar and dairy. ...Read more
Eat sensibly: I hope this adventure cures you from believing internet disinformation about supplements. I understand the copper -- zinc fans can get really sick from this -- but your physician might look for a reason you're iron deficient. Even at your age, we wouldn't want to miss blood loss from, say, a stomach ulcer. ...Read more
May be too much: RDA for female is 8mg/day RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance. Many factors can play part in absorption & retention of Zinc. Diet high in phytate & fiber may increase zinc requirements.Genetic & environmental factors play a part also.No "gold standard" yet exists for the assessment of zinc status.Zinc serves as a co-factor in more than 70 metallo-enzymes. ...Read more
The wrong answer: I'm not aware of any reason to think they'll help either with the physical problems caused by alcohol, or the craving. It'll upset your stomach and can make you copper deficient. An alcoholic needs sobriety by whatever means, not one more non-evidence-based treatment or distraction. I've seen lives transformed by sobriety many years into the illness. ...Read more
At what dose?: At doses of 50-100mg it frequently helps skin scale less and is good for healthy nails! ...Read more
Hello Sir, can daily Zinc supplement cause me to develop gastritis ? Looking forward to your reply.
Gastritis Maybe: Zinc, particularly in high doses (over 60 mgs) can cause stomach irritation. Even low doses of Zinc can cause stomach irritation but is less likely to do so. Zinc should be taken with food when used to help prevent this side effect. If you think you have gastritis, it is important you discuss this with your physician as gastritis has many causes and should not just put down to having taken Zinc. ...Read more
If you were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks? Many thanks
I took too much zinc picolinate during some months and now I have excess zinc what can I do to evacuate it ? Copper helps but it takes too long
Consider homeopathy: Zinc toxicity is uncommon but can occur with doses of 100 mg/day or more taken over time, esp. If not balanced with copper in a 10-15:1 ratio. By simply stopping it the body will eliminate it but it has a half life of 280 days so this takes time. Many of the symptoms are due to copper deficiency so copper helps. I found no other mainstream treatments but homeopathic zinc may help- see comment:. ...Read more
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