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Zinc gluconate?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Rand56, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Rand56

    Rand56 Senior Member

    Myrtle Beach, SC
    I found this info quite interesting....

    "Note that many zinc products also contain another metal called cadmium. This is because zinc and cadmium are chemically similar and often occur together in nature. Exposure to high levels of cadmium over a long time can lead to kidney failure. The concentration of cadmium in zinc-containing supplements can vary as much as 37-fold. Look for zinc-gluconate products. Zinc gluconate consistently contains the lowest cadmium levels."


    This is a bit disturbing since I've never taken the gluconate version before and currently taking zinc picolinate. I suppose it is what it is. I know zinc binds to cadmium but how the heck does one know how much unbound zinc one is getting in a capsule.

    Do atleast the more reputable supplement companies test for the amount of cadmium in their zinc supps?

    Anyone had any success using zinc gluconate raising their zinc status?


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