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The Toxicity In Zinc Picolinate
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
B6? B12?: I'm not sure which B vitamin you might be asking about? Vitamin B6, pyridoxine, has the most potential for toxicity which can result from supplement overuse. Toxic symptoms are pain/numbness of the extremities from neuropathy. B12 is stored in the liver, and is water soluble. Harmful excesses are rare. ...Read more
If i'm taking 50mg of zinc gluconate which is equal to 7mg of elemental zinc, is that okay? Is recommended dietary intake in elemental zinc?
Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very slow: Vitamin d is really a hormone because it is made in skin from the action of sunlight, the main source of our vifamin d. It is absorbed poorly when taken in the form of d3 but is essential for most people in the northern or southern hemisphere because of our limited sun edposure and the use of sun screens when we are exposed to the sun. ...Read more
Varies: The b vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, (folic acid) b6, vb12, biotin and pantothenic acid. Some foods are especially good sources of just one b vitamin, while other foods contain several of the b's. Luckily, b vits are widely distributed throughout the food supply, so if you're eating a varied, balanced diet that includes foods from all food groups, you're most likely getting what you need. ...Read more
Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?
No: Prosight vitamins and minerals contains lutein , but it is not lutein per-see . Therre arre durgs that are known to intersact adersely with prosight and if you decide to take this probuct you should check for any conflicting drugs that youy may be using. Lutein had been recommended for eye health as it is a carotenoid and may afford some help for macular health. ...Read more
Can taking any of the following lengthen bones and increase the height of an adult female: zinc, calcium magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin k, vitamin b?
No: Hi. At 30 years old, you're long done gaining height. Nothing you can do to add height after your long bone growth plates fuse in your teens. If you have a healthy diet, of the vitamins and mineral you list, the only ones you're at risk for not getting enough of are calcium and vitamin D, so assure you're getting enough of them. But no supplement of any kind will lengthen bones in you. ...Read more
High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more
Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?
What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium
Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. ...Read more
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