Mutli Vit 2x daily + ZMA too much zinc?

  1. 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?
    Thanks

    -Kerry


  2. How much total zinc in mg are you ingesting through these per day? Zinc is a mineral that is pretty easy to overdose on.

  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. You should be aware of vitamin A intake; do not overdose..

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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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