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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?
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
Have HIV they say vitamins a b c e iron and zinc are good for me to take but what brand of vitamins and iron and zinc are good what brand of vitamins are good
The food and drug administration (fda) categorizes dietary supplements as food, not as drugs. Dietary supplements do not need to be pre-approved by the fda before being placed on the market. In 2007 the fda â€˜s "current good manufacturing practices" (gmp) policy took effect to ensure that supplements "are produced in a quality manner, do not contain contaminants or impurities, and are accurately labeled". You can use a search engine to pull up a list of vitamin / supplement companies that are GMP certified. A doctor I work with recently attended a conference that recommended natureâ€™s bounty brand because their doses are standardized.
I hope this information is helpful for you. ...Read more
Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun exposure. If you are vitamin a and zinc deficient on a reasonably normal non-vegetarian diet, you may have malabsorption. If you are B12 deficient non-vegan, you are likely to be seriously sick & need a proper workup. Get with a dr you rightly trust. ...Read more
A fissured tongue: A fissured tongue in almost all if not all cases is a variation of normal and not from any disease or malnutrition. Therefore, probably nothing you do, including taking an vitamins or supplements will make any difference. I wish I were taller... Oh well, it's something I will have to live with and I'm sure my appearance is more easily seen by others than your tongue. ...Read more
Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Can I take blackmores hair skin and nails at the same time as taking blackmores bio zinc vitamins?
Should be OK: I checked the manufacturers website for active ingredients. Bio zinc has zinc, magnesium, manganese, vit a, & vit b6. Hair, skin, nails has silica, vit c, horsetail extract (?), folic acid, vit b5, iron, biotin, betacarotene, & also has zinc & manganese, but in amnts that would be safe combined with the other supplement. Supplements are drugs and may interfere with other meds--be sure to check. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?
Vitamins: There is seldom any need to take vitamin supplements in the USA with a balanced diet, but if you do take them follow the directions and do not take more than one each day and it will not hurt you. Zinc is the same. You can choose to do this or not. Very few people are zinc deficient. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more