Posted by JLx on November 24, 2003, at 9:14:03
In reply to Re: Another question » JLx, posted by Larry Hoover on November 23, 2003, at 7:37:35
> > Is there any other "don't take this with that" advice that one should adhere to?
> Not literally. There are numerous interactions, such as zinc excess blocking copper uptake, but IMHO, you've got to really be manipulating total intake levels to get to an imablance. (BTW, it is my studied opinion that copper plumbing is such a huge source of copper intake that copper excess is more likely to be a problem than is copper deficiency, no matter what your zinc intake might be.)
Re the copper/zinc, since women are more prone to excess copper related depression (or so I understand), then can taking zinc counteract that possibility? I figure it get plenty of copper from my tap water. (I noticed your previous posts on this.)
> > I've heard don't take manganese with magnesium, for instance. And don't take chromium with magnesium either. Correct?
> Take them with a meal, and the thing solves itself, IMHO. They get diluted....spread out over time (from the perspective of passing the uptake pumps in the intestinal wall)....
> > I don't take a multi.
> Because of these "rules"?
Mostly because of the added expense which seems unnecessary as I'm already taking most everything individually. And also because they all seem to have something in them I'm leery of, such as 2 mg of copper (or pay more for no copper formulas).