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Doctor insights on: Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate Vs Zinc Gluconate

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

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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I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?

No: The sulfate & oxide are magnesium attached to inorganic molecules. They are not harmful, but inadequately absorbed. Oratate, gluconate, & aspartic acid are natural organic amino acids, which effect much greater absorption & magnesium release in the body. These organic forms are more expensive but worth it. A formulation that releases about "500 mg of elemental magnesium" is a good daily dose. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, i recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...Read more

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Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

No: Forget the slick promotions. Zinc by mouth can make you seriously sick if you don't know exactly what you're doing. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne in two weeks, get with an evidence-based physician for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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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?

For what indication: I am not sure what are you taking zinc for but you have to bear in mind that zinc can potentially bind copper in the stomach and decrease copper absorption which results in anemia. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

I can't recommend it: Taking extra zinc can render you copper deficient, and you don't want to take it except for a really good reason. Your best over-the-counter remedy for acne is benzoyl peroxide. If this fails, get with a scientific physician instead of a glitzy internet disinformation page. We can manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi i started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Hi i started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Stop taking zinc: I'm not sure why you're taking a zinc supplement, maybe to prevent colds, and if so, it won't help until you get a cold. Regardless of why you are taking it, if it's causing your hair to become thin, then i suggest decreasing or better yet stopping the zinc supplement. In time (a few months probably), your hair should grow back. ...Read more

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Hi i was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and i started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now ? Please help

Hi i was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and i started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now ? Please help

Maybe from zinc: You are taking a high dose of zinc, even more than is needed to treat a zinc deficiency. You may be experiencing side effects of the zinc itself, rather than from a copper deficiency due to the zinc supplement. However, you can get your blood zinc and copper levels checked. ...Read more

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I started noticing hair thinning, and the only new things that i was taking in my life were colostrum and zinc gluconate 50mg, what should I do ?

HAIR THINNING: Heredity contributes to it. Some sickness like sle , skin disorders, stress, etc should be ruled out. The best thing to do is consult a dermatologist. Could be side effects of what you are taking now ? ...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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Does calcium aspartate anhydrous have any side effects?

Does calcium aspartate anhydrous have any side effects?

Only on your wallet: There are no studies that show that this compound is any better than plain old calcium as far as bone health is concerned. ...Read more

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On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

On my recent metabolic panel my aspartate amniotransferase was 42. What is this?

Liver function test: Ast is one of the liver enzymes which is increased on damage to liver cells. Your ast is mildly elevated. Consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003472.htm. ...Read more

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Which type/form of magnesium is the best for mucle relaxant and TMJ problem? Aspartate?

Which type/form of magnesium is  the best for mucle relaxant and TMJ problem? Aspartate?

TMJoint problems: We can't proper advise you without personally examining you and knowing your complete medical and dental history. Nor can we know if muscle relaxants are even indicated for your particular situation. ...Read more

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