Posted by JLx on November 29, 2003, at 8:03:40
In reply to Re: Copper retraction » JLx, posted by Larry Hoover on November 29, 2003, at 7:40:31
> > I tend towards hypOthyroidism and if I'm getting about/at least 8 mg of copper per day by drinking tap water and from food (the tap water estimate is based on something Larry said) then an 8:1 ratio of zinc puts me at between 50 and 100 mg. so I should be ok then.
> I went back and looked at the copper information again, and I missed a critical factor the first time around.....the graph of copper concentration in drinking water was *selected* to show the range of values for water supplies which exceeded federal guidelines.
> That means I totally misinterpreted the information.
> Please accept my apologies.
> Total intake analyses show that most Americans take in no more than about 3 mg/day copper, including that from tap water.
> That said, it would not be unreasonable to try and manipulate the zinc/copper ratio in order to accomodate individual health concerns, e.g. distortions of the ratio seen in thyroid dsyfunction.
Hmm...ok, with factors of tending towards hypothyroid and drinking about a half gallon of tap water or more a day, then zinc 50 mg/day would be better?