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Can You Take Vitamin D3 + Zinc Together?

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#1 whoartthou1


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

Is it safe to take vitamin d3 and zinc together? Or should i take them separately?


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

Just want to bump this thread... 


Is this okay?

Is one supplement better than the other?

Edited by slumpey, 16 April 2013 - 06:13 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

Vitamin D and Zinc are both excellent supplements for skin and are safe to be taken together. I would take anywhere from 2000-10,000 IU of vitamin D, depending on how much sun exposure you get. If you are unsure, I would go get a blood test to measure your vitamin D levels. You should be aiming for >40 ng/mL. 


There is debate on how often you should be taking vitamin D. If you are aiming for consistent levels all year round, I would reduce the dosage during the summer and increase it during the winter. That way you are changing it according to sun exposure. Some people however, take a good dosage during the summer and then taper off during the winter, assuming they struggle getting vitamin D regardless of the sun, and want to mimic seasonal vitamin D levels. 


I would take Zinc as recommended on the bottle. Zinc is a mineral and I am more concerned with you taking more than necessary, so I would take a bare minimum. RDA is 15 mg. Perhaps get a food log online that can chug out how much zinc you are getting from your diet, and you can supplement from there. 


Last tip: perhaps you should start these a few weeks apart. You aren't going to know which is effective if you take them at the same time. Most people don't care and take both anyway, so that's your call.

Edited by Vanbelle, 18 April 2013 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

If you can find try pumpkin seed oil best source of natural zinc together with oysters.

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