Mutli Vit 2x daily + ZMA too much zinc?

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    Mutli Vit 2x daily + ZMA too much zinc?


    If I am taking a Mens One a day in the morning and at night, and ZMA, is there anyway that much zinc could cause side effects or long term problems?
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    How much total zinc in mg are you ingesting through these per day? Zinc is a mineral that is pretty easy to overdose on.

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    I know many guys that take ZMA & a good multi; if you train hard you use more Mg & Zn that most people. Should be OK.

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    The zinc doesn't bother me, but the extra magnesium from ZMA makes me run to the bathroom. Higher doses I think leads to the lack of absorption of other minerals like iron and copper.

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    weight training increase the body's demand for minerals. I believe there are several studies showing the vast majority of weight training individuals are deficient in zinc, and the RDA is based on sedentary people.

    I wouldn't stress it.
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    You should be aware of vitamin A intake; do not overdose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    You should be aware of vitamin A intake; do not overdose..
    you mean while taking zinc? Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    weight training increase the body's demand for minerals. I believe there are several studies showing the vast majority of weight training individuals are deficient in zinc, and the RDA is based on sedentary people.

    I wouldn't stress it.
    exactly right. i wouldn't worry about it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjo View Post
    you mean while taking zinc? Can you elaborate?
    No, overdose on vitamin A can lead to vitamin poisoning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    No, overdose on vitamin A can lead to vitamin poisoning...
    Okay, not sure how it's relevant to this particular thread but I'll bite: what's considered a safe/recommended dose of Vitamin A per day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjo View Post
    Okay, not sure how it's relevant to this particular thread but I'll bite: what's considered a safe/recommended dose of Vitamin A per day?
    I mentioned this because I saw you mentioned you took multi 2x daily. Some shouldn't be taken twice daily. Daily recommended dose of vitamin A is roughly 3,000-5,000 UI. Consider also you get vitamin A from food sources as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    I mentioned this because I saw you mentioned you took multi 2x daily. Some shouldn't be taken twice daily. Daily recommended dose of vitamin A is roughly 3,000-5,000 UI. Consider also you get vitamin A from food sources as well.
    I believe it was the original poster that mentioned that. However, I do take two NOW Adam tabs per day which total 10,000 IU of Vitamin A per day (not counting what I get from food) and I've never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjo View Post
    I believe it was the original poster that mentioned that. However, I do take two NOW Adam tabs per day which total 10,000 IU of Vitamin A per day (not counting what I get from food) and I've never had a problem.
    Everyone is different. I just thought I'd make a post so that the OP is aware, and that recommended doses are generally much lower than what the body can withstand without pathology.

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    the Mens one a day vitamin contains Vitamin A (14% as Beta-Carotene) 3500.0 IU per 1 pill. I took two today and was going to start taking two with ZMA in a week from now, is that a bad idea?

    -Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by kprimm View Post
    the Mens one a day vitamin contains Vitamin A (14% as Beta-Carotene) 3500.0 IU per 1 pill. I took two today and was going to start taking two with ZMA in a week from now, is that a bad idea?

    -Kerry
    Sorry, I'm not a doctor; however, my guess would be that it would be ok. It's just something to be aware of, it's not that if you overdose it will instantly kill you...

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    I am now taking 70mg of zinc daily between a men one a day's vitamin and ZMA, I was going to take two one-a-days but then I would be at 100mg of zinc a day and I don't want to chance going over the 'safe' zone, is this a good move? I dont know how much is border-line or not but I am 6'3 219 lbs taking 70 mg a day, is that too much?! Thanks

    -Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by kprimm View Post
    I am now taking 70mg of zinc daily between a men one a day's vitamin and ZMA, I was going to take two one-a-days but then I would be at 100mg of zinc a day and I don't want to chance going over the 'safe' zone, is this a good move? I dont know how much is border-line or not but I am 6'3 219 lbs taking 70 mg a day, is that too much?! Thanks

    -Kerry
    You're a pretty big guy; I'm sure it would be ok. You could look up the signs and symptoms first, then try it and if you slightly notice them then back off on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kprimm View Post
    I am now taking 70mg of zinc daily between a men one a day's vitamin and ZMA, I was going to take two one-a-days but then I would be at 100mg of zinc a day and I don't want to chance going over the 'safe' zone, is this a good move? I dont know how much is border-line or not but I am 6'3 219 lbs taking 70 mg a day, is that too much?! Thanks

    -Kerry
    I'm currently 181 lbs. and between my 2 NOW Adam multis and my Zinc Picolinate supp, I'm up to 80mg/day with no problems.

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    You could always drop the ZMA dosage to 2 pills a day (assuming its a 3 cap serving) if your worried about it....at least you'd save a buck or two.

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