vitamins supplements herbs alternative medicine
Information on Zinc
Vitamins Home Page Vitamin Stuff Notes Zinc FAQ Vitamin Stuff Articles Alternative Medicine

Are there risks associated with using Zinc ?

Taking more than 150 milligrams of zinc per day for a long periods of time could lead to problems absorbing copper, lowered immunity, and lowered HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Zinc in amounts greater than 200 mg a day can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may be a link between excessive zinc consumption and Alzheimer's disease, but further study is needed. Zinc may decrease the effectiveness of some oral antibiotics prescribed for acne treatment, including tetracyline, doxycycline, and minocycline, especially when taken within two hours of these medications. Because long-term use of zinc inhibits copper absorption, it’s a very good idea to always take zinc and copper together. Most nutritionists recommend taking one milligram of copper for every 10 milligrams of zinc.












Return to:

Vitamins & Nutrition    Zinc Overview

Zinc questions & answers    Supplements for health



Main Sections

 Alternative Med.
 Antiaging Tips
 Antioxidants
 Health Foods
 Herbal Medicine
 Longevity info
 Health Nutrients
 Skin Care
 Weight loss

Other sections


 Articles
 Focus areas
 Health-Fitness
 Random Notes
 Vitamins
 Minerals
 Supplements
 Amino Acids

Disclaimer: Though devoted to fitness, nutrition, and supplements , the information provided on this website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Individuals wishing to embark on a longevity, antiaging, life extension, or nutritional supplementation program, especially those who have been diagnosed with health problems and who use prescribed medication, should consult with their family doctor beforehand.

Notice: This website utilizes a content monitoring system and is registered for copyright protection with the Library of Congress' U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright © 2005 www.vitaminstuff.com