SeekingChange wrote:Just wanted to let you know that his TSH is good. His numbers were on the lower end (hyper) side of normal.
That's good to hear. Did he get FSH per chance?
Are you sure zinc and copper can or should be taken together? This guy says that zinc and copper compete for absorption and that you should limit copper intake? http://www.muscle-health-fitness.com/ra
... vels.html/ Do you have another source I can read? Thanks
You are welcome!
Here is a link to another article that you asked for: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc- ... fessional/
You have done more reading on the topic than I have. Mom210 told me I should be taking copper with my zinc. I quickly vetted her advice with a quick internet search, and that was that.
Note that in the article you reference that the Opti-Zinc product that they are pushing includes zinc (4th paragraph under "Problems with too much zinc").
From reading this article, it looks to me like taking the copper and zinc separately won't help. You need an actual deficiency in zinc to increase copper uptake and vice versa.
Looking at it from a common-sense and creationist standpoint, you are taking 25 times more zinc than copper (50 mg zinc and 2 mg copper). If the copper interferes with the Zinc a little, that's OK. I can't find the article now, but Bicycling magazine recommends only about 30 mg of zinc.
God made us from the "dust of the earth", i.e. minerals. Our body needs both copper and zinc. Take sane amounts of both, and our body should absorb whatever you need and eliminate the rest.
For the most part, it is best to err on the high side for minerals and vitamins. This book lists each vitamin and mineral, and the amount needed for optimal health, along with overdose information. http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Guide-V ... beth+somer
The RDA is the minimum amount to prevent illness. The amount recommended by this book for optimum health is typically several times the RDA.
This book is from 1996. If you are buying, I would look for something newer. Vitamin D requirements have been revised upwards since then, and who knows what else.
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