Jump to content

Photo

Zinc picolinate or chelated zinc?

zinc

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
8 replies to this topic

#1 primo1

primo1

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 111
    Likes: 2
About Me
  • Joined: 12-February 06

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:41 PM

I read that most mineral supplements, specifically zinc, cant be absorbed by our bodies well. I read that zinc picolinate is the best form to take. BUT I also read that chelated zinc is just as good or even better because of the amino acids. So which is really better? tnx! smile.gif

#2 uglies

uglies

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 62
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 19-July 11

Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:58 PM

bump! I would like to know too! There is so much to research right now and I'm pretty overwhelmed. So much seems contradictory or lacking sufficient backup to whatever claims are made.

If anyone does happen to know any hard straight facts or even anecdotal evidence, please share it.

Thanks!

#3 brandmaster

brandmaster

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 63
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 21-June 11

Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:22 PM

In this article: http://www.huffingto...a_b_822163.html

he recommends Zinc citrate: Take 30 mg a day. Im sure if you ask different people you will get different opinions.

Edited by brandmaster, 25 July 2011 - 08:22 PM.


#4 uglies

uglies

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 62
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 19-July 11

Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE (brandmaster @ Jul 26 2011, 03:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In this article: http://www.huffingto...a_b_822163.html

he recommends Zinc citrate: Take 30 mg a day. Im sure if you ask different people you will get different opinions.


thank you smile.gif

#5 brandmaster

brandmaster

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 63
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 21-June 11

Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:33 PM

Your welcome. My diet helped me. Hopefully it can help others!

#6 uglies

uglies

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 62
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 19-July 11

Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:08 PM

Ordered zinc picolinate! 60x 30g tablets. Will begin by having half a tablet per day. Will update either here and/or elsewhere in the forums.

#7 theGreyhound

theGreyhound

    "this too shall pass"

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 438
    Gallery Images: 8
    Likes: 9
About Me
  • Joined: 18-May 09

Achievements

     

Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

Citrate is cheap, easily absorbed, and easier on your stomach.

I take it regularly and it has definitely helped keep breakouts to the minimum and shortens them when they do occur it seems smile.gif

#8 neverforget

neverforget

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 289
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 16-October 08

Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

Picolinate and L-OptiZinc are thrown out there for their bioavailable strengths. I've taken and enjoyed both immensely. My experience with them has been more successful than the chelated kind.

#9 uglies

uglies

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 62
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 19-July 11

Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

Started on 30mg zinc picolinate today! Apparently it's the most effective strain (or however you call that term). Updates will be in my log.