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  1. boo85

    boo85 Senior Member

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    I was thinking of adding zinc into my supplement regime. The one I have has the following ingredients:

    Zinc (as amino acid chelate 125 mg) - 25mg
    Manganese (as amino acid chelate 20 mg) - 2 mg
    Vitamin B6 - 10mg

    How much of this zinc should I take each day?

    It also says on the bottle "Contains zinc which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for long periods"

    How much would a "large amount" be? And how long would a "long period" be?

    Thanks!
     
  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    25 mg is fine. The UL for zinc is 40 mg per day.
     
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    If you are going to take it for more that a few weeks, it might be a good idea to take 2-3 mg copper. Zinc can deplete copper.

    Zinc and copper can deplete iron, but you should never take supplemental iron unless you have tested low in it.
     
  4. boo85

    boo85 Senior Member

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    Thanks for your comments.

    I'm pretty low in ferritin which is the type of iron tablet I'm taking.

    Iron: 28 umol/L (10 - 27)
    - Transferrin: 2.94 g/L (2.10 - 3.80)
    - Saturation: 38% (15 - 45%)
    - Ferritin: 13 ug/L (10 - 150)
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
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