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What does zinc deplete? What cofactors should it be taken with?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by lampkld2, May 8, 2011.

  1. lampkld2

    lampkld2

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    Happy sunday.

    Zinc gives my a burning neuropathy, even at lowish doses. I have high copper, so I don't think that is the issue.

    I also have stored mercury, but I am not getting any systemic problems from the zinc that I can tell.

    The neuropathy has never cropped up untill the zinc/methylation supps. ... I hope its not MS, I suspect zinc might kick up killer t cells... now the tingling comes and goes regardless of what I take. Which could be MS or it could be Sulfur dragging up mercury from diet like meat and stuff.


    I digress. Sorry this is kinda disorganized my brain is not working well today. :

    I suspect another differential: maybe the zinc is depleting some essential cofactor... what could this be? I take lots of Mg and decent Mn.
     
  2. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    High Zinc and Neuropathy

    Hi Lampkid,

    This is a surprise to me as well, but I guess there's been cases of folks who developed neuropathy due to using denture creams that contained zinc. So they were absorbing a lot of zinc directly in their mouths for years...

    Here's one:

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/564087_3

    If you google zinc and neuropathy, you'll turn up tons of lawyers looking for potential clients!

    There may be other ways to lower copper, if that's what you're trying to do with the zinc. Here's another link to check out. (I can't of course verify if this is accurate, but perhaps others can chime in...)

    http://www.acu-cell.com/crcu.html

    Best of luck,

    Dan
     
  3. Freddd

    Freddd Senior Member

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    Hi Lampkld,

    In my experience, each of the limiting factor supplements that ended up increasing neurological healing also increased the perception of tingling and burning in my damaged nerves. If "lowish" doses are doing this I suspect that low zinc has been a limiting factor in your healing.
     
  4. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi lampkid2, zinc competes with some other divalent cations (two positive charge metals). I do not recall the full list of metals it competes with, but if you have any insulin sensitivity then chromium could be a problem. Bye, Alex
     

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