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Hello everyone,

This is my first post here :)

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes. I have successfully controlled my mild acne by taking a Optizinc supplement (Now Foods Optizinc 30mg - twice daily). It has done wonders for my skin but now I'm getting to the end of my second batch and I am now considering replacing it with this multivitamin:

Life Extension - Life Extension Two Per Day 120 Vegetarian Tablets

Vitamin, Amount, % Daily Value


Vitamin A (as 90% beta-carotene and 10% acetate), 5000 IU, 100%

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, niacinamide, and calcium ascorbates), 500 mg, 833%

Vitamin D (as ergocalciferol), 2000 IU, 500%

Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate), 200 IU, 667%

Thiamin (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl), 75 mg, 5000%

Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 50 mg, 2941%

Niacin (as niacinamide and niacinamide ascorbate), 50 mg, 250%

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl), 75 mg, 3750%

Folate [from (Citrus limon) extract (peel)], 400 mcg, 100%

Vitamin B12 ((as cyanocobalamin), 300 mcg, 5000%

Biotin, 300 mcg, 100%

Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate), 100 mg, 1000%

Calcium (from D-calcium pantothenate and calcium ascorbate), 12 mg, 1%

Iodine (from Atlantic kelp), 150 mcg, 100%

Magnesium (as magnesium oxide), 100 mg, 25%

Zinc (as OptiZinc® zinc monomethiunine), 30 mg, 200%

Selenium (as L-selenomethionine and sodium selenate), 200 mcg, 286%

Manganese (as manganese gluconate), 2 mg, 100%

Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with (Capros® standardized Phyllanthus emblica extract (fruit) and PrimaVie purified and standardized Shilajit)], 200 mcg, 167%

Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate), 100 mcg, 133%


Boron (as boron amino acid chelate), 3 mg, **

Choline (as choline bitartrate), 20 mg, **

Inositol, 50 mg, **

Biolut Marigold Extract (Tagetes erecta) (flowers) [std. to 5 mg trans-lutein and 155 mcg trans-zeaxanthin], 11.12 mg **

Lycopene (from Lyc-O-Mato natural tomato extract), 2 mg, **

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), 30 mg, **


** Daily Value not established

It contains a lot of other vitamins and minerals which I believe will contribute to a better general health, and it also contains 30mg of Optizinc.

My question is: will it be as effective as taking a standalone Zinc supplement or will the presence of a dozen other vitamins and minerals interfere with the absorption of OptiZinc?

Thank you for your help :)

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