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Old 10-21-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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I have a question about Zinc. Most sites say to not take over 100mg for a 'long period of time.' I'm taking 120mg right now. How many weeks is it ok for me to take over 100mg of zinc?

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Old 10-22-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Question.,.

The USRDA doesn't recommend anything over 50mg a day. The body tolerates 30mgs a day and pregnant women shouldn't have over 15mgs a day. Zinc in foods can't harm you but zinc in supplements can interfere with the bodys metabolism of copper and other minerals. Some sites suggest it can cause abdominal problems as well. My question would be why do you feel you need that much zinc?

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