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Does anyone take Zinc supplements/ If so what for & are there any side effects?

(13 Posts)
KatyMac Mon 27-Oct-14 16:54:35

I have been told I am Zinc deficient & given supplements but the side effects are the same as the symptoms I have

So I was wondering if anyone else was taking them, what for & what side effects they had (before I start taking them)

dorasee Mon 27-Oct-14 16:58:15

Mild nausea. Take them with a meal.

dorasee Mon 27-Oct-14 16:59:22

Meaning they can make one nauseous so don't take on an empty stomach.

KatyMac Mon 27-Oct-14 17:59:32

Thanks - have they worked for you?

dorasee Mon 27-Oct-14 19:06:53

Yes. It's been a few years since I took them regularly, but for me they seemed to really improve my health. I just found them difficult to take because they did upset my tummy if I neglected to take them with food.

KatyMac Mon 27-Oct-14 19:36:45

Thanks - I am concerned about it

KatyMac Tue 28-Oct-14 09:27:00

bump for other experiences

Kittykat7 Wed 29-Oct-14 14:05:31

It's supposed to help with acne. Also is good for the immune system usually taken with 1000mg Vit C

KatyMac Thu 06-Nov-14 15:28:29

Sorry Kittykat - I completely forgot I started this blush

Thank you for replying

Kittykat7 Thu 06-Nov-14 17:28:37

Did you get the Zinc?

KatyMac Thu 06-Nov-14 17:30:49

I've got some - but I had a bug & only took one dose before I was poorly

I supposed I should start taking them again - I'm getting some Vitamin D as well

SconeRhymesWithPhone Thu 06-Nov-14 20:35:48

I've been taking a zinc supplement for rosacea and it's really helped. Also sudocream which is zinc based. No side effects.

KatyMac Fri 07-Nov-14 09:07:05

I'm not sure I have any symptoms - but my blood tests shows it very low

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