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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:53 PM
then there are the chelated forms of many of those.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:45 PM
Looking at the labels of the different zinc supplements, they usually say 15mg - 50mg, but how much "elemental zinc" is in those 15mg - 50mg? Is there a way to tell?
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:14 AM
I only take one tablet after dinner every night (or at least an hour before bed) with a probiotic. Haven't had any problems with it and saw results after the first night. Prior to taking them I had a lot of pigmentation from picking and was dealing with awful bumps along my jaw (around my mouth). Bumps were developing into pimples and I was having to deal with a new one on a daily basis. But after a couple of days of taking the zinc things were looking a bit better. I have had a couple of small painful bumps (to the touch but not visible) since but that's about it. They've gone away after a couple of days. Didin't come to a head or anything.
I also noticed that my skin has gotten a bit drier (cheeks mostly) and my face isn't as oily by the end of the day. Really happy with the results so far and glad that I finally took the plunge and started taking Zinc because it seems to be working for me.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:33 AM
In the U.S., all zinc supplements I have found list no other weight other than elemental zinc. The ingredient list will say, for example "Zinc (from zinc picolinate) ....... 30mg". If your country has some medical body that defines RDAs, and if the zinc bottle also lists what %RDA a pill contains, you could also do the math from that.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:52 AM
There should be no affect on absorption of zinc due to copper intake, especially at the low levels of copper you will get from the Source Naturals. Supposedly high amounts of zinc over a period of time does interfere with copper absorption though so including copper with the zinc will only help.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:20 PM
Also, is taking 45mg elemental zinc per day too much?
Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:27 PM
The RDA for zinc is based on elemental zinc only.
In the short term, and from supplemental forms, no.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:43 AM