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Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Check your zink level: First! Zinc is recommended for many males for prostate health, and often is found in a multivitamin tablet. It has to be taken in the right proportion with copper. You don't want to overdo and take too much zinc. So if you been taking it daily by itself only, have your doctor check your blood level first, then discuss your concerns. That is the best approach! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Should alcoholics take zinc supplements? If so, how much?

Should alcoholics take zinc supplements?  If so, how much?

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

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Can i still take zinc supplements for male sex drive?

Can i still take zinc supplements for male sex drive?

Some due sex drive: Zinc is essential for optimal growth and repair, being involved in the actions of several vital hormones and hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body. Zinc is essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s most potent antioxidants. Zinc deficiencies can result in growth retardation in children, significantly weakened immune function, poor wound healing and muscle loss. ...Read more

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Every time i take zinc supplements .. I always feel nausea and vomiting .. Is it allergies?

Not uncommon: Many people experience nausea with zinc supplements. One can not be allergic to zinc (though one could be allergic to fillers ; binders in pills ; capsules).Try different forms of zinc- zinc picolinate is esp. Well-absorbed take no more than 15 mg at a time. While minerals are better absorbed on an empty stomach, try taking after a meal.Taking it with ginger or homeopathic nux vomica 12c may help. ...Read more

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Can several ejaculations within a short period of time cause zinc deficiency in vegeterians..who do not take zinc supplements?

Can several ejaculations within a short period of time cause zinc deficiency in vegeterians..who do not take zinc supplements?

No: A person, vegan or not, does not get zinc deficiency from ejaculating several times. If he worries about things like this, he can a typical once-a-day vitamin+mineral supplement that contains zinc. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take a zinc supplement? Anything I should take into consideration?

Fairly safe: Zinc is fairly safe, but rarely needed as almost no one without severe kidney disease, surgery, cancer, malnutrition, is ever zinc deficient. Recommended intake varies as age increases, up to a maximum of 15-20 mg for adults. ...Read more

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I have a man boobs. Is it okay to take a zinc supplements before i sleep?

I have a man boobs. Is it okay to take a zinc supplements before i sleep?

Yes, but...: Do you have excess breast tissue because you are overweight? If you are of normal weight and still feel as tho you have "man boobs" this may be a condition known as gynocomastia. This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger problem. If you aren't overweight consider seeing your md. ...Read more

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How should I take zinc acetate supplement of 50mg before or after meal?

Doesn't matter.: Just avoid taking it with foods that are high in calcium or phosphorus -- dairy products, beans, peas, nuts, beer, cola, etc. -- which can make it harder for your body to absorb it. ...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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Is it ok to take multi viatimins and zinc supplements at the same time, or is that just over-doing it?

Probably: If you eat a balanced diet, extra vitamins are not usually needed. If you have a poor diet, a multivitamin can help. Unless you have a proven deficiency, taking more is not helpful, and can be toxic. I give zinc to patients who have wound healing problems and a deficiency, but even in these cases 2 weeks is often enough time to get this treated. Consult a nutritionist for specifics in your case. ...Read more