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The Toxicity In Zinc Picolinate
If one were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks? Many thanks
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
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate.  It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more
Worthless: You should not be taking zinc in any case unless your physician has directed you to do so. Manage your pimples with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid; this is not pleasant but it's your best option. If you're not clear in a few weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Hair loss: You can try Propecia (finasteride) after consulting a physician. It could help but sometimes not. Please be noted Propecia (finasteride) do have side effects. Hence without consulting a physician don't start. Hair transplantation is another viable option. You have to discuss with cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the
Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, I suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field.
Good luck. ...Read more
My grand daughter was given a toxic dose of zinc, had a severe reaction, skin peeling off entire body, is that toxic epidermal necrolysis?
Ask the DR: Zinc toxicity causes diarrhea. There may be vomiting as well. Something very different is happening. You left out too much to get anything else. WHY WAS THIS CHILD GIVEN ANY ZINC AT ALL? What dose? How administered? Once? Or more? There are very few legitimate reasons to take zinc. ...Read more
I just accidentally took 65mg of zinc instead of 50mg. Is this a toxic amount? I also swallowed a bit of baking soda while brushing teeth. Worry?
Can I use oral vitamin a/b5/zinc to reduce acne? I know vitamin a can be toxic in large doses, but Accutane sounds equally toxic at therapeutic doses.
React to B12: Must be your metabolism. Lets do 2nd opinion and figure it out. ...Read more
Could taking chromium picolinate and B12 together in the early morning or in the afternoon make a difference?
Mineral dosing: No timing is not as important as regular supplementation over time ...Read more
Has risks: Various good effects, like reducing cholesterol, b.P, weight loss, Insulin control etc are claimed by people who sell it, how ever govt agencies of uk & usa has warning it is carcinogenic, nephrotoxic (kidney failure) etc so daily use is not advised you want to take a chance is up to you, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Picolinate: No, it can cause genetic defects and is not recommended ...Read more
Autism: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It is unlikely to have any striking benefits on your overall health, but it seems to be quite safe. ...Read more
Some: Advised it but how accurate the statement is I have no idea. You could google ur question see what u come up with! ...Read more
Is Chromium Picolinate safe, effective and advised for someone that is pre-diabetic along with proper diet and exercise?
Not well studied: Chromium Picolinate use during pregnancy is not well studied. It is most likely safe if not taken in high doses. High doses can cause liver or kidney damage or certain blood disorders in mom. I would recommend against taking it unless your Ob recommends using it and at what dose. Best wishes! ...Read more