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Doctor insights on: The Toxicity In Zinc Picolinate

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Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more


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If one were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks? Many thanks

If one were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks? Many thanks

It depends: This depends on many factors- how deficient is the person supplementing, how much zinc are they getting from their diet, how much zinc they are taking. Typically people take 15 mg/day long-term (for years) but some people need more. Why is one supplementing? ...Read more

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If you 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

Why take zinc?: Zinc supplements have very little benfit. Why would you decide to take them and what are you taking them for? So many people start worthless supplements on the advice of friends or health store employees without ever really knowing why. ...Read more

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On taking zinc picolinate 100mg, copper 8mg both daily = 1:10; including foodstuffs. How much magnesium should I have in total?

Unclear.: Magnesium is indicated for the treatment and prevention of hypomagnesemia; prevention and treatment of seizures in severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, pediatric acute nephritis; torsade de pointes; treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (vt/vf) caused by hypomagnesemia. ...Read more

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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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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] 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

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Need to know is zinc 30mg picolinate nature's life 100 caps any good for pimples?

Need to know is zinc 30mg picolinate nature's life 100 caps any good for pimples?

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

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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How can I get hair regrowth from zinc toxicity?

How can I get hair regrowth from zinc toxicity?

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

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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

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: 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

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My grand daughter was given a toxic dose of zinc, had a severe reaction, skin peeling off entire body, is that toxic epidermal necrolysis?

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

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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?

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?

Upper limit: Too much zinc on a regular basis can be bad for you, but if it was only once, then you may just experience some cramping or gastroinestinal distress. However, the upper levels are only about 40mg, so you are already taking a very high dose. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Neither: Neither works, plus people don't have true hypoglycemia unless they have diabetes on medication, cancer, severe liver or renal disease, stomach surgery. It's a disorder that doesn't exist because your body has mechanisms to prevent it. Commonly overdiagnosed incorrectly. ...Read more

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Is chromium picolinate healthy to take on a daily basis?

Is chromium picolinate healthy to take on a daily basis?

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

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Which brand name is the best for chromium picolinate.?

Brand not: Important. What matters is that the brand is standardized and you should look for that word on the label. It means there are standards in the production that say that all the chromium is chromium and within a certain limit has the specified dosage is within each pill. ...Read more

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Does chromium picolinate make you tired and itchy?

Does chromium picolinate make you tired and itchy?

Possibly itchiness: Chromium picolinate has, at times, been associated with hives and eczema but not fatigue ...Read more

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Is 400 mcg of chromium picolinate safe to take per day? Can I take it along with prilosec?

Is 400 mcg of chromium picolinate safe to take per day? Can I take it along with prilosec?

Yes: It is unlikely to have any striking benefits on your overall health, but it seems to be quite safe. ...Read more

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Would chromium picolinate be a good supplement while losing weight?

Would chromium picolinate be a good supplement while losing weight?

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

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Is Chromium Picolinate safe, effective and advised for someone that is pre-diabetic along with proper diet and exercise?

Is Chromium Picolinate safe, effective and advised for someone that is pre-diabetic along with proper diet and exercise?

Yes: Chromium is a micronutrient that has been shown to help with conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine) in the body and also helps with glucose metabolism in diabetic patients by increasing the efficiency of the Insulin receptors. ...Read more

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Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

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

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How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

Maybe: These two supplements can help the process if you are also on a calorie restriction, exercising and drinking water. Just to take supplements and eat whatever you want, nothing works. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Chlorophyll tablets along with Phentermine (37.5mg 1-1.5 tabs daily) and Chromium Picolinate (1000mcg tabs daily)?

Combining meds: There should be no problems taking that combination. The Chlorophyll is essentially a concentrated form of green vegetables. The chromium if not needed by the body will be excreted. But no interactions between the three drugs you mention ...Read more