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Re: Zinc for Depression larryhoover

Posted by torrid on June 15, 2011, at 9:03:18

In reply to Re: Zinc for Depression LeMec, posted by larryhoover on June 13, 2011, at 23:09:53

> > Hello,
> >
> > I recently read a study where researchers gave depressed patients zinc supplements in addition to their antidepressants. Link:
> The trial used 25 mg/day zinc.
> > So I decided to try Zinc at 200mg a day in addition to my Wellbutrin, and the results so far have been encouraging.
> At that zinc intake level, you are way above the upper safe limit. You should never exceed 40 mg/day, as you will suppress copper uptake. Above 80 mg/day, you will also suppress iron uptake. Zinc, copper, and iron ions have to be pumped out of the gut via special transporters, and your zinc intake will swamp the transport system, blocking uptake of other essential minerals from your food.
> You must stop your zinc supplements for a week, and restart at 25-40 mg/day.
> Lar

larry, I cut zinc down, I've been supplimenting zinc and selium for about 2-3 months for hair loss from AD. I knew about copper but didn't know about iron. I guess they compete for absorbtion and zinc wins. I started busbar and cymbalta soon after I started the zinc and had side effects could be zinc related as easily as busbar. Could zinc wipe out hemoglobin in a 2-3 months? Next month I'll get doc to take my blood, meen while I'll get vitimin C. I've ignored vitimin C and when I took a look at my fridge there is not a lot of vitimin C in there. I cook on cast iron and can't imagine I'd need to suppliment iron.




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