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How Much Zinc and Magnessium


#1

how much should one be getting a day. I am taking Elite Pro mineral muscle. do i need more zinc in the morning as stand alone?


#2

Eat vegetables, seafood, whole grains, beef, and nuts, and drink some coffee and tea, and you'll be set. No need for supplementation.


#3

You do not need more zinc, too much interferes with the absorption of copper, i take 500mg of magnesium daily with my vitamin d, if your taking the full dose of EP MM your covered on both.


#4

Most/many people who exercise hard need more zinc but no way to tell really without testing. that's why patrick arnold got a patent on ZMA. If it had been BS, nobody would have made knockoff ZMA. That's true about copper but in higher doses. A little extra zinc, like 100% RDA, wouldn't likely hurt copper status. They do have zinc products with a little extra copper like jarrows zinc balance.


#5

I'm not sure about zinc but for magnesium I've read that the amount can depend upon the type taken. For example:

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/search?q=Magnesium