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Zinc With Vitamins Medication
R u zinc deficient?: Often if someone is supplementing with zinc, they need to see what their copper levels are too, since copper is supplemented at 1/10 the dose of zinc, and often what you find in your multivitamin can be sufficient. That goes along with B vitamins. So, there shouldn't be a problem if taking them together too. Have a SpectraCell micronutrient panel done to see if you need all that zinc first. ...Read more
Many: These are essential vitamins that are important for metabolism and overall health. Vitamins a, e , c and zinc are associated with lower risk of macular degeneration. Taking b vitamins lowers your risk of certain types of heart disease and stroke. Be careful about taking hyper doses of vitamins a, e, d and k as these fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in your system. ...Read more
How long does it take for vitamins to get out of your system like iron, zinc or D3 that you take daily?
Quite variable: Only one of the things you mentioned, d3, is a vitamin; the others are minerals. B vitamins and vit. C are water-soluble; other than B12 they are not stored in your system and leave within several hours. The fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e & k can stay for several weeks, as can minerals- for example iron can be stored for several months. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm currently taking a zinc supplement of 50 mg. I also take a multiple vitamin which has 20 mg of zinc. am I taking too much zinc?
Zinc: Vit c does not do much. Take adequate amounts of zn, though. ...Read more
24 hours at most: Vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin. It is absorbed into the bloodstream from the intestine, distributes evenly throughout the circulation, and is then excreted into the urine through the kidneys. Zinc is slightly more complicated, but should also pass into your urine rather quickly, and it should be basically gone within a few hours. I'd say it is a safe assumption that both are gone in 24h. ...Read more
Helpful, not harmful: Vitamin C protects against cardiovascular disease and increases longevity. I recommend everyone take 500-2000 mg of Vit C 2x/day. See http://bit.ly/1fZ7IWk Zinc deficiency is very common (over 40% of Americans are deficient) and taking zinc has many benefits, though too much can have adverse effects. Doses of 15-30 mg are safe. See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263176.php ...Read more
Not likely . . .: Unfortunately, there are no published peer-reviewed randomized controlled human studies demonstrating any increase in testosterone just by taking b vitamin complex and/or zinc, as much as dietary supplement manufacturers claim & market. Best to stick w/good nutrition & regular exercise. If you're not noting any benefit and have symptoms of low t, ask your family doc for appropriate testing. ...Read more
I take 50 mg of zinc daily along with a multi-vitamin. Some days, i get nauseous when i take them. What should I eat or drink with them?
Nausea -common : Nausea is a common side effect seen with any of zinc salts. 50 mg zinc daily plus a multivitamin (also contains zinc) increases the risk of nausea. Zinc is better absorped on an empty stomach(max daily 40-50 mg elemental zinc).Taking with food/plenty water may reduce nausea. If nausea persist discontinue zinc supplement if not prescribe by your doctor/otherwise talk with doctor. ...Read more
How can I increase ejaculation volume? I read i can take certain vitamins, i'm currently taking zinc and lysine. Anything else? Thank you.
prolong foreplay: This is probably the best way. I know of no meds or substances that will do this. ...Read more
Does zinc (20mg to 50mg a day) from the vitamin store help decrease acne? Is it worth a trying for a few months, in an otherwise healthy person?
Is there any truth to claim I read that stretching along with vitamin d and zinc can give someone after age 30 several inches of additional height?
If i'm taking biotin forte with zinc, but i also eat good diet with lots of beans and B vitamin foods- will this cause excess B and zinc to build up?
No: There is no worry about B vitamins "building up." The only B vitamin that our body stores is B12 and it is non-toxic. The only B vitamin known to be toxic is B6 but one usually has to take over 200 mg/day; it is impossible to get anywhere near that via diet. Zinc toxicity is not known unless one ingests at least 100 mg/day long-term. Diet levels never approach this. So no need to worry. ...Read more
Absolutely: They all have major benefit in producing a healthy body. Significant deficiency of any of them has serious health implications. ...Read more