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Zinc Copper Supplement
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Talk with your MD: I would discuss your plans with your doctor first to make sure you are not missing something although copper deficiency is sometimes seen with zinc supplementation. Make sure you review some of the normal dosage ranges and do not engage in megadose supplementation unless there is supporting blood work. You may benefit from having some laboratory studies ordered by your physician. Stay safe! ...Read more
What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency?(50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?
Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over .65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 80 mg zinc (in supplements and diet) and 1 mg copper safe to take for six weeks? The eye formula has 80 mg zinc and 2 mg copper.
Zinc side effects: Zinc is likely safe for most adults when applied to the skin, or when taken by mouth in amounts not larger than 40 mg per day. Routine zinc supplementation is not recommended without the advice of a healthcare professional. In some people, zinc might cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, kidney and stomach damage, and other side effects. Using zinc on broken skin may cause burning, sti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I am a 22 year old college student. I have been dealing with mild to moderate acne. What daily dose of zinc is safe? and which copper supplement?
30-60 mg/day: Too much zinc can be hazardous but a dose of 30-60 mg of zinc, ideally as zinc picolinate, is safe and effective. This should be balanced with copper in a 1:10-15 ratio, so 2-4 mg of copper. Many zinc supplements are balanced with the proper amount of copper. Many other vitamins and minerals can help. See http://thescienceofacne.com/vitamin-and-mineral-supplements/ Minimize sugar and dairy. ...Read more
Eat sensibly: I hope this adventure cures you from believing internet disinformation about supplements. I understand the copper -- zinc fans can get really sick from this -- but your physician might look for a reason you're iron deficient. Even at your age, we wouldn't want to miss blood loss from, say, a stomach ulcer. ...Read more
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