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    Old 03-31-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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    zinc users!!

    hey all!
    ive been using zinc 30mg for about a year now. im not sure how many of you have tried it, but for me, its been super! the problem is this: ive been noticing how little copper was in my zinc tablet (only 300mcg). ive been doing some research and it says 2-4mg of copper is best for 30mg zinc. so i was going to buy some copper in addition too. but it seems like they say zinc should only be used short term. long term uses of zinc seemed to be only a few months. grrrrr. ive been taking it for a whole year now! those of you who knows: is it bad to keep taking zinc for as long as i have? how long have you zincers been taking it?? has it worked good or bad for you?

    p.s. i find that upping the zinc dose a week before my period seems to keep me pimple free. i used to always get at menstural flareups. now it seems to calm down alot.

     
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    Old 03-31-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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    Re: zinc users!!

    i think you should watch out for iron deficiencies when taking zinc. just a thought.

     
    Old 03-31-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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    Re: zinc users!!

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    i think you should watch out for iron deficiencies when taking zinc. just a thought.

    grr what is that? How would you know if its hurting you? I started taking 50mg pills about 2 weeks ago.

     
    Old 03-31-2004, 07:55 PM   #4
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    Re: zinc users!!

    i read it at vitaminshoppe

    zinc competes for absorbtion with copper, iron, calcium and magnesium.
    so naturally....if you continuously supplement with zinc, those other vitamins won't be absorbed so easily.

    and if you want to supplement with copper, it should be at a 10:1 ratio with zinc. for instance if you're taking 50mg of zinc, you should take 5mg of copper. most likely the same with iron as well.

     
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