How Much Zinc is Too Toxic?
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Zinc is crucial for the immune system, but how much is too much zinc? Find out.
0:00 Too much zinc
0:13 Zinc benefits
0:25 Copper deficiency
1:02 Zinc and copper
1:18 How much is too much zinc?
2:12 Zinc deficiency
2:53 How to bulletproof your immune system
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of zinc. Zinc can be very beneficial. If you’re trying to support your immune system, zinc is crucial. But, it is possible to have too much zinc. If you take large amounts of zinc over a short period of time, there shouldn’t be an issue. But, if you take large amounts over a long period of time, this could create a copper deficiency.
Copper deficiency symptoms:
• High LDL
• Low HDL
• Decreased appetite
• Problems building collagen
Zinc and copper work together. If you have too much zinc, you can deplete copper. When you take zinc, it may be beneficial to take copper with it, as well as all of the trace minerals together. This way, you don’t have to worry about a deficiency.
An example of an extremely high amount of zinc would be if you were to take about 300mg for several weeks.
Typically, if you have a lung issue, you may want to take 225mg of zinc along with copper and trace minerals. If you were to take below 100mg of zinc, you could be fine to continue taking it for a longer period of time.
Although there is a such thing as zinc toxicity in large amounts, many people are actually deficient in zinc. The body doesn’t retain zinc, so it’s important to consume foods that contain zinc. You want to think about the amount of zinc you’re getting, and also consider taking it with copper and trace minerals.
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