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Doctor insights on: Guided Mineral Zinc Medication

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Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...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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Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral.
For basic information on the roles and sources of vitamins and minerals see http://www. Whale. To/a/vitaminmineral_chart. Html. ...Read more

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Does the mineral zinc help in healing the perforated intestine?

Does the mineral zinc help in healing the perforated intestine?

No: Zinc is a cofactor for polymerases and proteases (functions in wound repair, cell regeneration). Unfortunately, is has never shown benefits for wound healing
agren (2006) wound repair regen 14 (5): 526-35. ...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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Can I take magnesium citrate and zinc longterm? I drink light beer daily so I worry about depletion of these minerals.

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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Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good I always feel weakness

Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good I always feel weakness

Good FOOD: Healthy food has all these contents you're asking about. What about learning to eat in ways that nourish your body, rather than looking for a pill or medicine? There are multivitamins to support your diet, but they will not replace it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...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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Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help

Breast size: Breast size is genetically determined, and is not affected by individual supplements. Eat a healthy diet, and be proud of whatever develops. Supplements that you take will not matter in the eventual size of your breasts. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can zinc help grow at 15?

No: Healthy diet can help and that it prevents being short from poor nutrition. Zinc alone doesn't make a difference ...Read more

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How does zinc affect the body?

Trace element: Zinc is one of the trace elements needed for the activity of certain enzymes, including enzymes involved in DNA synthesis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are expired zinc tablets okay?

Zinc: Zinc, a mineral does not go "bad" and if tablets in cool and dry environment they are good for much longer than expiration date. ...Read more

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What are some food that provide zinc?

What are some food that provide zinc?

Many sources: There are many food sources of zinc. Oysters provide more than any other food, but poultry and red meat are the main sources for most americans. Crab, lobster, some beans, and cashews are others. ...Read more

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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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Zinc expired but can I still take it?

For 1000 years: Zinc is a mineral. It will never go bad or lose its potency. The date is there to get you to go buy more. ...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 happens if you get too much zinc?

What happens if you get too much zinc?

Acute Zinc Toxicity: Can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea headache, irritability, lethargy & dizziness. Other problems can arise with chronic zinc toxicity. ...Read more

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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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Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Plant sources of Zn.: Foods high in phytates, which bind zinc and decrease its absorption include legumes and other sources of fiber. Nevertheless, they are still good sources of zinc and have many other health benefits which substantially outweigh the presence of phytates, (which also help prevent zinc overdose). Good sources of zinc and fiber include spinach, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, beans, peas, and whole grains. ...Read more

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What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

What can overdosing on zinc tablets do to you?

Bad things: Acute adverse effects of high zinc intake include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. One case report cited severe nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes of ingesting 4 g of zinc gluconate. Intakes of 150–450 mg of zinc per day have been associated with low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of hd lipoproteins. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 25 mg zinc safe to consume daily?

Not likely: Depends on your health status and reason, but recommended dose absorbed is about 8-10mg per day. Supplements are not fully absorbed, but for cold prevention, it works best when taken in proximity to the beginning of a cold's symptoms, and not with continuous administration. ...Read more

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What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

What can be done when too much zinc is ingested?

Call poison control: For specific questions about ingestion of medications, I would call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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What's the difference between zinc gluconium ans sulfate?

Industry vs dietary: Zinc sulfate is a chemical in dyes and pigments. The zinc in dietary supplements include zinc oxide, zinc gluconate and zinc acetate. ...Read more